Finally scoring some goals, the U.S. Men’s National Team will want to add to that total when they take on El Salvador on Monday in their last Concacaf Nations League group stage encounter. The explosive surge in Friday’s 7-1 win against Grenada placed the Americans in control going into the final group stage game. The winner goes to the last four, when the USA seeks to retain its championship. In the summer of 2021, they defeated Mexico in the Concacaf Nations League championship game after extra time, 3-2. After playing the Salvadorans to a 1-1 draw in June, the Americans anticipate a more difficult Nations League challenge this time around.
At 7:30 p.m. ET, the game will go off at Orlando’s Exploria Stadium. The USMNT is given a -675 odds advantage against El Salvador (risk $675 to win $100) in the most recent USMNT odds from Caesars Sportsbook. El Salvador is listed as a +1750 underdog, a draw is worth +550, and 3.5 total goals are expected in the game. Check out what SportsLine soccer expert Brandt Sutton has to say before making any Concacaf Nations League predictions or El Salvador vs. USMNT choices.
Former college player Sutton has served as SportsLine’s top soccer editor for over five years. He has been carefully following soccer for much longer, and while making judgments, he considers management strategies, anticipated lineups, and prior results in order to be as knowledgeable as possible while keeping his finger on the global pulse of the game.
Sutton has an incredible 12-2 record so far with his predictions for the 2022–23 Champions League, which has earned $100 bettors a profit of $1,100. With a record of 165-130-2 and a profit of over $2,200 for $100 bets, he also completed 2022 as SportsLine’s best soccer analyst.
The USA vs. El Salvador game is now the focus of Sutton’s attention. For a look at the choices, go to SportsLine. The following are the odds and trends for USMNT vs. El Salvador:
Spread: USMNT -2.5 (+130) for the USA vs. El Salvador matchup.
•El Salvador vs. USA total goals allowed: 3.5
•The odds for USA vs. El Salvador are as follows: USMNT -675, El Salvador +1750, and Draw +550.
USA: Over the course of their last 19 games, the Americans have scored more than one goal seven times.
• In their last 10 competitive games, El Salvador has been outscored 14-11.
• Predictions for the United States vs El Salvador: SportsLine has predictions.
Reasons to support the USMNT
El Salvador hasn’t participated in a competitive match since their previous encounter, so the Americans should be much more on their game. Since then, they’ve suffered three 6-1 defeats in friendly competitions. At the World Cup last summer, the Americans advanced to the Round of 16. After the outstanding performance on Friday, they also arrive full of confidence. By contributing to two goals and scoring one himself, Christian Pulisic spearheaded an amazing attacking performance.
Weston McKennie and Ricardo Pepi both scored twice, with both of McKennie’s goals coming from free kicks. Additionally scoring were Alejandro Zendejas and Brendan Aaronson, while Gio Reyna was smack dab in the centre of all the excitement. Only two midfielders/forwards with more than 30 caps are remaining for El Salvador due to injuries. Only four people—none with more than three—have ever scored a goal on the international stage. With a 61-12 goal lead, the USMNT is 20-6-0 overall against El Salvador.
Why you should support San Salvador
In the previous three matches, El Salvador managed to tie twice, while the USMNT only managed to score twice throughout that time. After Alexander Larin scored in the first half, the Americans needed a goal late in extra time to secure the draw in June. Larin is one of a number of injured players, along with Nelson Bonilla, who scored two goals in a 3-1 win against Grenada last summer. Cristian Gil, as well as the brothers Brayan and Mayer Gil, are all excellent attackers that El Salvador might depend on.
26-year-old Cristian Gil has scored 13 goals in 55 appearances for El Salvador’s Primera Division and two in 11 for the national team. In the first match of the Nations League, a 2-2 tie with Grenada, he scored. Mayer Gil, 19, scored two goals in three games this season in Colombia’s Primera A, while Brayan Gil, 21, has 10 goals in his last 45 games. Having two assists in his most recent MLS game, Seattle Sounders player Alex Roldan can create havoc with his crosses.