Gold Cup 2019: Saturday Odds, TV Schedule, Live Stream and Predictions

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistJune 22, 2019

United States' Gyasi Zardes (9) is congratulated by, left to right, Nick Lima, Paul Arriola and Aaron Long after Zardes scored a goal off a deflection by a Guyana player that went off his face into the goal during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
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Saturday's 2019 Gold Cup action will see the four teams in Group D play their second matches, with the United States facing Trinidad and Tobago after the contest between Guyana and Panama.

The co-hosts and Panama won their first games and are expected to advance from the group. The teams are set to meet on Wednesday to close out the group stage.

                 

Saturday Schedule

Guyana vs. Panama, 5:30 p.m. ET in Cleveland

United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago, 8 p.m. ET in Cleveland

Fox Sports will broadcast both matches.

              

Odds

Panama: 1-10

Draw: 8-1

Guyana: 22-1

              

USA: 1-5

Draw: 6-1

T&T: 10-1

Via Bet365 (h/t Oddschecker).

                  

The USMNT was expected to beat Guyana in their first Gold Cup match, and while the debutants didn't make things easy on the Stars and Stripes in the opening stages, they worked their way to a relatively simple 4-0 win:

The Soca Warriors should provide a step up in competition, as they have far more experience at this level and a deeper squad.

Trinidad and Tobago have been in dreadful form of late, though, losing five of their past six matches stretching back to 2018, but they flashed their talents in the loss to Panama:

Goalkeeper Marvin Phillip was a standout, and he had to be because his defenders let him down at times against Panama. He will have to be at his best again on Saturday, when the Stars and Stripes will bring even more individual talent to the table.

A lack of creativity has been an issue under manager Gregg Berhalter, but between Christian Pulisic, Tyler Boyd and Paul Arriola, the USMNT have enough players who can force the action and punish the Soca Warriors for every defensive lapse.

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The key will be to score early, as Trinidad and Tobago have tons of athleticism to exploit on the counter-attack, and they will likely sit back and wait for the openings to arrive.

In Group D's other match, Panama are expected to cruise past Guyana, who showed plenty of heart against the U.S. but don't have the individual talent to compete with CONCACAF's top sides.

Gabriel Torres is Panama's ace striker, while Armando Cooper and Edgar Barcenas took care of the scoring against the Soca Warriors.

                   

Predictions: USA 2-1 T&T, Panama 2-0 Guyana

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