Soccer International Friendlies: Saudi Arabia vs USA Betting Analysis

Soccer International Friendlies: Saudi Arabia vs USA Betting Analysis

The United States National Soccer Team heads to Murcia, Spain on Tuesday to take on Saudi Arabia in a FIFA soccer friendly. No doubt, once oddsmakers set a line, the U.S. will be a massive favorite. But Team USA lost their last friendly via a 2-0 score to Japan. Will the United States pick up their game? Or is Saudi Arabia the team to back? See below for International Friendlies odds, analysis, and a free pick for Saudi Arabia versus the United States.

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FIFA Soccer Friendly: Saudi Arabia vs United States Match Info

  • When: Friday, Sep. 27 at 2:00 pm ET
  • Where: Enrique Roca, Murcia, Spain
  • TV / Streaming: FS1
  • Handicap Odds: TBD
  • Moneyline Odds: TBD
  • Total Odds: TBD

Why Saudi Arabia is a good bet versus the United States

In their international friendlies in June, the Saudis fell to Columbia and Venezuela. But in their last friendly on Sep. 23, Saudi Arabia played great. The Saudis didn’t win, but they drew versus a talented CONMENBOL squad, Ecuador. The Saudis have momentum heading into this match. 

Saudi Arabia Last 5

  • D – 0-0 vs. Ecuador
  • L – 0-1 vs. Venezuela 
  • L – 0-1 vs. Colombia
  • W – 1-0 vs. Australia 
  • D – 1-1 vs. China

Saudi Arabia Predicted Starting Lineup

  • Al-Owais
  • Albulayhi
  • Al-Amri
  • Al-Ghanam
  • Abdulhamid
  • Madu
  • Al Hassan
  • Camara
  • Kanno
  • Al-Dawsari
  • Al Abid

Why the United States is a good bet versus Saudi Arabia

After the embarrassing loss to Japan, the United States will want to show the world they’re one of the top underdogs at this November’s Qatar World Cup. Doing so means beating a team like Saudi Arabia with no problems. On paper, the United State’s has too much talent not to win this match.

United States Last 5

  • L – 2-0 vs. Japan 
  • D – 1-1 vs. El Salvador
  • W – 5-0 vs. Grenada
  • D – 0-0 vs. Uruguay
  • W – 3-0 vs. Morocco

United States Predicted Starting Lineup

  • Horvath
  • Long
  • Carter-Vickers
  • Robinson
  • Cannon
  • Adams
  • Aaronson
  • Musah
  • Wright
  • Pulisic
  • Weah 

Final Betting Analysis: Saudi Arabia vs United States

The U.S. hasn’t played great soccer. They especially haven’t played well versus teams like Japan, squads that have qualified for the World Cup. 

The United States isn’t going all out to win these matches, but the performance versus Japan implies they have some issues to iron out before Nov. 20. 

No doubt, Saudi Arabia will play hard. But the Saudis’ roster isn’t close to the talent level we will find on the U.S. roster.

Not only that, but the game versus the Japanese was the U.S.’s first since a draw against El Salvador on June 14. The United States should be a much tighter unit on Tuesday night in Spain. 

Expect the U.S. to roll to an easy victory. The Japanese boast plenty of UEFA league talent but the Saudis don’t. Most players for Saudi Arabia play for teams in the Pro League, the Saudi Arabian soccer system.

The United States gets it done on Tuesday. The U.S. should win this by at least 3 goals. Back the United States on the handicap once odds land.  

FIFA Friendly Saudi Arabia vs United States Pick: United States

 
 

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