CONCACAF Nations League Betting Tips: Previews, Predictions & Odds

By Ben Gray

Published: June 11, 2022 10:31 a.m.

Last update: June 11, 2022 10:32 a.m.

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Martinique v Panama

Aníbal Godoy (L) of Panama vies for the ball with Jimmy Marín (R) of Costa Rica during their Concacaf qualifying match for the 2022 FIFA World Cup at Rommel Fernandez Stadium in Panama City on September 2, 2021 (Photo by ROGELIO FIGUEROA/AFP) (Photo by ROGELIO FIGUEROA/AFP via Getty Images)

Will Panama just about secure their place in the CONCACAF Nations League final next summer with a victory in Fort-de-France?

So far, los Canaleros have won both home matches in this competition, first beating a young side from Costa Rica 2-0.

Then, last Sunday, Thomas Christiansen’s side beat Martinique 5-0 at the Estadio Olímpico Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez.

Gabriel Torres and Fidel Escobar were on target either side of a Karl Vitulin own goal before Yoel Bárcenas netted a late brace.

Thus, Marea Roja are three points clear at the top of Group B, needing four more points to guarantee they go through to the finals.

Martinique, meanwhile, are fighting just to avoid relegation to Ligue B.

The Matininos are yet to take off in 2022, losing 2-0 in San Jose before that 5-0 beating in Panama City.

Marc Collat’s side survived in League A in the final round, ousting Trinidad and Tobago to qualify for a third consecutive Gold Cup.

Unless there is a major reversal, Martinique will be relegated and will have to settle for the Gold Cup playoffs.

Can the hosts pull off a major upset at Stade Pierre-Aliker, or will Panama be far too strong?

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Guadeloupe vs Barbados

If Guadeloupe harbors aspirations to win this group, they simply must win.

The Gwada Boys began this campaign with a crucial 2-1 win over obvious promotion rivals Cuba, with Thierry Ambrose striking in stoppage time.

However, they have since suffered a shock 1-0 loss at Antigua and Barbuda, ahead of Thursday’s 1-0 win over Barbados.

Ambrose, again, winner of the match at Gros Islet.

That leaves the top three in Group A with six points to their name, meaning an exciting race for promotion is surely in store.

Barbados are the exception as they are bottom of the section having lost 1-0 twice and 3-0 to Cuba in between.

The Bajan Tridents have now lost four successive competitive games and could instantly return to bottom of the Nations League.

Any other victory than a Guadeloupe victory would be a big surprise at Stade René Serge Nabajoth.

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Cuba versus Antigua and Barbuda

Cuba are currently in first place in Group A of League B, but will they be able to maintain this position?

The Caribbean Lions started this campaign with a 2-1 defeat against the rivals of the Guadeloupe promotion, conceded in the 90th minute at Les Abymes.

However, Pablo Elier Sánchez’s side responded with back-to-back wins, first crushing Barbados 3-0 in Santiago de Cuba.

Then on Thursday, Luis Paradela and star man Onel Hernández scored the goal in a 2-0 win over Antigua & Barbuda.

Now, with the teams resuming three days later, will Cuba’s winning streak continue?

The Benna Boys, meanwhile, had started with back-to-back 1-1 wins, first beating Barbados before a shock win over Guadeloupe.

That means Mikele Leigertwood’s side are one of three teams in this section with six points, all battling for promotion to the top tier.

Every point counts in this group, so will Cuba assert their home advantage at the Estadio Antonio Maceo?

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Saint Kitts and Nevis vs Saint Martin

DENVER, CO – JUNE 06: The Championship trophy is presented during the CONCACAF Nations League Championship Final between the United States and Mexico at Empower Field At Mile High on June 6, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

Will Saint Kitts and Nevis continue their perfect start to the CONCACAF Nations League season?

On Thursday, they kicked off their campaign by beating Aruba 3-2 in Willemstad.

Carlos Bertie, Omari Sterling-James and then Vinceroy Nelson all framed in a win on the road.

The Sugar Boyz have endured a mixed few years, first suffering relegation to the bottom tier of the Nations League with just one win to their name in 2019.

But then, St. Kitts. reached the second round of the World Cup qualifiers, knocking out Trinidad and Tobago, before being beaten 6-0 by El Salvador over two legs.

Overall, Austin Huggins’ side are way too strong for League C and another win here would see them clear top of the group.

Saint Martin, meanwhile, have just one point to their name, drawing 0-0 with Aruba before a 3-0 loss in the second leg three days later.

The Saint Swallows actually won three of six League C fixtures three years ago but are finding victories much harder to come by this time around.

Will Saint Kitts and Nevis be far too strong at the Warner Park Sporting Complex?

Saint Lucia vs Anguilla

Can Saint Lucia top League C Group C?

In their group opener on Thursday, Jevick Macfarlane scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Dominica at Windsor Park.

It was Saint Lucia’s first competitive game and first win since November 2019 after being forced to withdraw from World Cup qualifying.

Now, however, Stern John’s side are up and running and aiming for an immediate return to the second tier of the Nations League.

Anguilla meanwhile is the lowest-ranked nation in CONCACAF, with only San Marino below them in the FIFA World Rankings.

So the fact that Nigel Connor’s side held Dominica to not just one but two stalemates in this great game is an achievement worth celebrating.

First, the two went scoreless at The Valley before Jonathan Guishard’s equalizer snatched a famous point from Basseterre.

These ended a run of nine consecutive competitive defeats, with Anguilla now dreaming of their first competitive victory since February 2001.

Given that, Saint Lucia should be too strong at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground.

Puerto Rico vs British Virgin Islands

Will Puerto Rico take the lead in this group?

On Thursday, in their first group match, they beat the Cayman Islands 3-0 thanks to Isaac Angking’s brace and then Zarek Valentin’s last striker.

So, despite only playing once, el Huracán Azul already hold the top spot in this group, a position they intend to keep.

Dave Sarachan’s side have actually won twice in World Cup qualifying, beating Bahamas and Guyana 12 months ago.

So, having won five of their last eight competitive internationals, Puerto Rico are aiming for promotion to League B to show off their efforts.

The British Virgin Islands meanwhile played twice in Group D, drawing 1-1 each time with the Cayman Islands.

The Nature Boyz have lost all four CONCACAF Nations League games in 2019, so they have already improved.

This match, however, is about Puerto Rico who are expected to take the win at Estadio Centroamericano de Mayagüez.

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