Kick-off: 0030, 30/07/2021
Stadium: Q2 Stadium
TV: Premier Sports
Qatar have been entertaining guests at the CONCACAF Gold Cup but face a tough test when taking on USA in the semi-finals in Texas.
The hosts have reached the final 11 times in 15 renewals of this tournament, including when narrowly beaten by Mexico in the 2019 decider.
Gregg Berhalter’s current side can continue that proud tradition and are backed to get the job done in normal time at 10/11 in our first Qatar vs USA prediction.
A Look At Qatar’s Betting Odds
Having opted to sidestep a Copa America invite, Qatar have brought a breath of fresh air to this competition.
After kicking off their Group D campaign with a 3-3 draw versus Panama, they hammered Grenada 4-0 and then saw off Honduras 2-0.
In the quarter-finals, the Maroon staved off a fightback by El Salvador to prevail 3-2.
Almoez Ali took his tally to four with a brace in that contest while Abdulaziz Hatem has three after also hitting the target.
Felix Sanchez has been building nicely towards next year’s World Cup on home turf, with a first Asian Cup triumph claimed two years ago.
A positive approach is anticipated once more but we like 3/1 for them to score in defeat from the Qatar vs USA odds.
A Look At USA’s Betting Odds
The United States advanced from Group B with a perfect record, edging out Haiti and Canada 1-0 either side of a 6-1 thrashing of Martinique.
It then took an 83rd-minute header from Schalke forward Matthew Hoppe to settle the issue versus Jamaica.
Strictly on the evidence seen so far during this event, some punters will be keen to take the Stars and Stripes on.
However, we still believe it is hard to ignore those past exploits and are anticipating improvement at the business end of the tournament.
America should also appreciate facing opponents who are prepared to come out and compete, rather than simply seeking to scrap and spoil.
Hoppe and Paul Arriola provide wide options while Berhalter can choose between the youthful exuberance of Daryl Dike or proven scoring ability of Gyasi Zardes through the middle up front.
Let’s go with 8/1 for the hosts to secure a 2-1 success to finish off our Qatar vs USA betting tips.
QATAR 3-2 El Salvador – Ali (2), Hatem
USA 1-0 Jamaica – Hoppe
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