MAT vs USA Dream11 Prediction: The USA will try to extend their unbeaten run in the Gold Cup group stage to 15 games when they host Martinique from Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City on Thursday. Les Matinino gave up four unanswered goals to Canada, losing their opener 4-1, while the Americans scored early versus Haiti and ended up with a relatively comfortable 1-0 win.
A hard fought 1-0 victory for United States over Haiti saw them begin their CONCACAF Gold Cup journey positively, although they have plenty to work on following the win. Despite boasting over 60% possession, they could not turn that domination into goals and will look to rectify that against a vastly inferior Martinique side beating 4-1 by Canada in their opening match. Winning this match is the minimum expectation for United States, as head coach Gregg Berhalter will expect his team to show more potency going forward, especially when considering that goal difference could prove the decisive factor in terms of who ultimately finishes top of Group B.
Date: 16 July, Friday
Time: 7:00 AM (IST)
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City
Where to watch Martinique vs USA Live Score and Live Stream? No live streaming in India.
Martinique – L-D-L-D-D
USA – W-W-W-W-L
Head-to-head (two meetings)
Martinique Wins- 00
USA Wins– 02
Injury Report and Unavailability: Martinique have a fully-fit squad going into this game and will need all the resources at their disposal against the USA.
Expected changes and Strategy: Emmanuel Riviere is in good form and is likely to lead the line for his side this week.
Injury Report and Unavailability: Reggie Cannon is currently recovering from a hamstring injury and has been ruled out of this fixture. Paul Arriola is also struggling with his fitness.
Expected changes and Strategy: Other than the above, USA have the full squad to choose from and have trained regularly for this tournament.
Gyasi Zardes: Zardes has 4 goals and a total of 19 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 34.74%. He had a total of 7 big chances. He has a total of 0 assist, 8 key passes and he created a total of 8 chances.
Nicholas Gioacchini: Gioacchini has 4 goals and a total of 17 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 38.29%. He had a total of 8 big chances. He has a total of 0 assist, 10 key passes and he created a total of 9 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Cristian Roldan: Roldan has 2 goals and a total of 9 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 27.03%. He had a total of 8 big chances. He has a total of 6 assists, 9 key passes and he created a total of 10 chances.
Defenders: Vines, Robinson,
Midfielders: Lletget, Roldan, Abaul, Grelet
Attackers: Pastel, Gioacchini, Zardes
Playing in their first match since 2019, Martinique showed their rust, seemingly a step behind the Canadians throughout the majority of that match, and they could have a hard time containing a young and speedy American team. The United States did not have a spectacular opening match, but they always seem to get better as these competitions go on, so we should see a much sharper team in this one. In our MAT vs USA Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 2-0 win for USA in this match.