A couple of CONCACAF squads that almost nobody believes will win the World Cup are Canada and the United States. But although neither team has a shot of winning this November’s soccer tournament, it doesn’t mean that one isn’t worth backing during the group stage. Check out why Canada or the U.S. is the better CONCACAF squad to back during group play, and then check out a final FIFA Word Cup Betting analysis and pick for the North American team soccer handicappers should put on their radar.
Which CONCACAF Team, Canada or the United States, Will be the Better World Cup Betting Play?
2022 Qatar World Cup
- When: Nov. 21 – Dec. 18
Why Canada will be a good play in Qatar
During most of FIFA World Cup Qualifying, Canada dominated. The Canadians drew with the United States last September, beat Costa Rica and Mexico this past November, and then dusted the Americans 2-0 this past January.
If Canada shows up in Qatar playing as well as they did during WC qualifying, they’ll have a great chance of winning at least one game during the group stage.
Why Canada won’t be a good play in Qatar
The Canadians played great for most of WC qualifying, yes, but Canada lost 2 of their final 3 qualifying matches, 1-0 versus Costa Rica and 1-0 versus Panama.
Not only that, but in their two Nations League matches, Canada hasn’t impressed much. The 4-0 beating of Curacao was nice. But that’s Curacao.
The Canadians struggled against Honduras, falling 2-1. Honduras is not a top soccer squad. The loss is a sign Canada’s form has gone south.
Why the United States will be a good play in Qatar
The United States landed in an easy group. Team USA must contend with England, one of the top two favorites to win the World Cup, but after the English, there isn’t a rival in the group that will beat the United States.
The U.S. takes on Iran and Wales. The United States should beat both those teams and it may not be close.
Why the United States won’t be a good play in Qatar
World Cup Qualifying was spotty. For every terrific performances, like beating Panama 5-1 and Honduras 3-0, the U.S. bombed.
The 2-0 loss to Canada didn’t inspire. Costa Rica’s 2-0 victory over the United States exposed the U.S.’s flaws. The United States is a decent team, but they fail when things are most on the line.
Finally Analysis: Is the U.S. or Canada the better play at the Qatar World Cup
During WC qualifying, both the Americans and Canadians had good moments and bad moments. The United States, though, appear to have more talent.
Well-regarded UEFA soccer league players like Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, and Dortmund midfielder Giovanni Reyna should ensure the Americans are competitive.
That doesn’t mean the U.S. wins their group or even finishes second. It does mean the Americans are a better play during the group stage than the Canadians. If you want to back one of the North American squads, go with the United States before backing Canada.
Better WC Play: United States