CONCACAF Nations League Betting Tips: Previews, Predictions & Odds

By Ben Gray

Published: June 2, 2022 10:23 a.m.

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Suriname vs Jamaica

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – SEPTEMBER 02: Shamar Nicholson celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal in the match between Mexico and Jamaica as part of Concacaf’s 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers at Azteca Stadium on September 02, 2021 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

After both being promoted to the top tier in 2019, Jamaica and Suriname are looking to get off to a good start in League A life.

Jamaica are trying to establish themselves as a force in CONCACAF circles, reaching back-to-back Gold Cup finals in 2015 and 2017.

The Reggae Boyz then hoped to qualify for their first World Cup in 24 years, but finished sixth in the octagonal round earlier this year.

Now under Paul Hall, and with more dual nationals on board, can Jamaica compete at the top level of the Nations League pyramid?

Suriname, similarly, aims to raise the standard of their squad by signing Dutch players of Surinamese descent.

It helped them top their League B group three years ago, racking up 13 points against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Nicaragua and Dominica.

As a result, last summer they ended a 36-year wait for a Gold Cup appearance, losing their first two games before beating Guadeloupe.

In this Nations League group, Mexico completes the trio, which means these two will fight to avoid relegation.

Will claim either three important points at Dr. Ir. Franklin Essed Stadium?

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El Salvador vs Granada

Salvadoran players pose before their Central America qualifier soccer match against Saint Kitts and Nevis for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup at Cuscatlan Stadium in San Salvador on June 15, 2021. (Photo by Marvin Recinos / AFP ) (Photo by MARVIN RECINOS/ AFP via Getty Images)

With the defending champions USA being the other team in this group, this game in San Salvador will be crucial in the fight against relegation.

Grenada were promoted to League A in 2019, picking up 14 points in games against French Guinea, Belize and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

More recently though, the Spice Boys have lost their last five competitive games, including all three in the Gold Cup last summer.

So, El Salvador enters this one as favorites, despite being newly promoted to this level as well.

La Selecta clinched first place in their first-ever Nations League group, beating Montserrat, the Dominican Republic and Saint Lucia.

However, unlike their opponents, El Salvador have appeared in each of the last eight Gold Cups and have reached the final round of the World Cup qualifiers.

In the latter, Hugo Pérez’s side have collected just ten points from 14 games, but just playing a lot of games together will stand them in good stead.

These two nations will actually meet at St. George’s on Tuesday and, with games against the United States still to come, defeats could be fatal.

El Salvador will probably be too strong at Estadio Cuscatlán.

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Bermuda vs Haiti

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)

After both were relegated from the No. 1 tier in 2019, will Haiti or Bermuda bounce back directly?

In 2019, Bermuda made their first Gold Cup appearance, beating Nicaragua in New Jersey after losing their other two matches.

Then, in the Nations League, the Gombey Warriors finished bottom of their League A group, picking up just three points against Mexico and Panama.

Haiti was the surprise package of this 2019 Gold Cup, beating Bermuda and then Canada en route to the semi-finals.

Once there, it took a penalty in the 93rd minute to end the incredible adventure of the Grenadiers, who lost 1-0 against Mexico in Glendale.

However, later that year Haiti were also relegated from Nations League A, failing to win any of their games against Costa Rica or Curaçao.

Nonetheless, these two are now heavyweights at this level, making this clash in the Devonshire parish a key one.

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Montserrat vs Guyana

Meanwhile, the two Liga B Group B underdogs face off at the Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez in Santo Domingo.

Guyana made their Gold Cup debut in 2019, before narrowly missing last year’s edition, losing to Guatemala in a play-off.

The Golden Jaguars were impressive in the inaugural Nations League, picking up ten points and finishing second in their group.

So, can the Jamaal Shabazz team take advantage of this this year?

Montserrat meanwhile also finished second in their League B group in 2019, winning twice symmetrically, drawing twice and losing twice.

The Emerald Boys went on to have a strong World Cup qualifying campaign, picking up eight points from four matches, only narrowly suffering elimination.

That said, along with Bermuda and Haiti the other teams in this section, these two could be the ones fighting relegation.

Thus, the two matches between the pair will be crucial.

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