|Written by Mick Bergen|
|Wednesday, 30 May 2012 09:10|
Riding a four game winning streak for 2012, the United States men's soccer team will face their toughest opponent so far this year when the squad takes the pitch at FedExField in Landover, Maryland for a match-up against Brazil at 8:00pm EST. Despite being undefeated this year, USA vs Brazil odds in Vegas have listed the United States as nearly 4/1 (+350) home underdogs on the moneyline while Brazil are favored at -140. For those that might be new to wagering on soccer betting lines; what that means is that for every $100 you wager on the United States to win Wednesday's game, bookmakers would return your $100 plus an additional $350. Conversely, those that want to wager on Brazil to win, would need to risk -$140 to win $100. Also remember that a tie at the end of a game is a loss if you pick a team to win while taking the draw (tie) at the end of regulation would pay out $250.
The point spread in USA vs Brazil odds for tonight's game which can be seen live on ESPN2 and TeleFutura or streamed online at ESPN3, has listed "A Seleção" as -1 (+120) favorites while the United States are +1 (-155). That basically means the Green and Yellow are favored to win the match by 1-goal and is favored to do so at +$120 on a $100 wager while the U.S. are 1-goal underdogs at -$155. Bookmakers are predicting a low scoring battle as the over/under total has been set at 2.5 OVER (-140) with the UNDER (+110). United States soccer made a big leap in its evolution last year with the hiring of German soccer legend Juergen Klinsmann to be the squad's head coach and the team has responded in 2012 with wins over Venezuela, Panama, Italy and Scotland.
In January, the USA men's national team pulled off back to back winner's with a 1-0 victory over Venezuela from a Ricardo Clark goal in the 7th minute of stoppage time on the 21st and followed that up with a 1-0 win over Panama on the 25th with a 9th minute and first career goal from midfielder Zusi Taliies in just his second start. February saw the red, white and blue head to Genoa for a match that most handicappers thought would be the end of the United State's winning streak but instead Klinsmann's squad responded with a 1-0 upset to end a previous 10-games losing streak vs Italy. Clint Dempsey netted the only score of the match against Italy in the 55th minute for his 25th career goal and surpassed Joe-Max Moore in the process to become the fourth player on the United States all-time leading score board.
In preparation for Wednesday's game on ESPN2, the USA played a brilliant match against Scotland in a 5-1 victory that saw Landon Donovan net a hat trick (3) with Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones both finding the net. In order for the United States to pull off the upset in USA vs Brazil odds and win their fifth straight game, the team will need to fire and fire often. Brazil has proven time and time against the United States that even when the Samba Boys are down a few goals, they are never out of the game. That being said; if the U.S. can continue finding the net early and play strong defense for 90-minutes, taking the United States with a nearly 4/1 return at home is not a bad option either. Be sure to visit Bovada for a $100 free wager on tonight's USA vs Brazil match-up and try live soccer betting for as little as $1!
Soccer Predictions: USA +350
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:29|