Best Bets to Make for Thursday's U.S. vs. El Salvador Nations League Match
It's the final game of the summer for the United States men's national soccer team, as it plays El Salvador at 10 p.m. ET Thursday in the CONCACAF Nations League hoping to move to the top of its group with a win.
The U.S. has played one less game than El Salvador in Group D, and a victory would put it in a commanding position to make it into the knockout rounds after the World Cup.
To help with your soccer betting, here are our wager recommendations to make.
Jesus Ferreira to Score and Win
FC Dallas star Jesus Ferreira is coming off his best-ever performance for his country and one of the greatest displays an American player has had in a long time.
Ferreira scored four goals against Grenada in Friday’s 5-0 win, and although it wasn’t against the strongest opposition, it was still a fantastic 90-minute performance from him.
Ferreira now has seven goals from 12 caps for his country, which is as good of a goals to game ratio as any American has ever boasted after 10 caps.
Ferreira also has an incredible nine goals in 14 games so far for Dallas in the MLS, which now equals to his best season to date in his professional career.
After four goals in one game, we’re backing him to score again.
USMNT to Win 3-0
Despite finishing second to Canada in the World Cup qualifiers group and losing its final game of the campaign to Costa Rica, the U.S. team is still in good form.
Gregg Berhalter's men earned a draw with Uruguay 10 days ago, but that was an improvement on the previous few games against South American opposition.
The Americans beat Morocco 3-0 this international break, putting on an attacking clinic at the TQL Stadium.
Brenden Aaronson, Timothy Weah, and Haji Wright all netted a goal each that day, as the USMNT had 10 of its 11 shots hit the target.
What's more, El Salvador recently drew 2-2 with the same Grenada side the U.S. defeated 5-0.
To make matters even worse for El Salvador, it was also beaten 4-0 by Guatemala in April. Guatemala is 44 places behind El Salvador in the FIFA World Rankings, sitting 118th in the world.
El Salvador is in terrible form, and it should be an easy win for the Americans.
Christian Pulisic to Have 2+ Shots on Target
Christian Pulisic had the night off against Grenada at Q2 Stadium, as Berhalter felt his services were not needed.
The Chelsea superstar is expected to be back for this game, and he’ll be in search of goal No. 22 on his 51st cap for the U.S.
Pulisic likely plays as a right winger in the forward line in this one, as the Americans usually line up in a 4-3-3 these days.
Ferreira is now expected down the middle after his four-goal showing, so the Chelsea man is going to be cutting inside from the left to get a few shots away like he has done so often in his career already.
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