USA vs Portugal World Cup Game 2 Pick

USA vs Portugal

June 22, 2014

Sunday 6pm EST

Online Odds: Bovada has USA +1 (-130) and Portugal -1 (+110)

Coming off of a thrilling opening game 2-1 victory over Ghana, the US National Soccer team is in position to virtually lock up a seat in Round 2 of the World Cup. A win over Portugal would provide the US with 6 points in their group, and a likely German victory over Ghana would put the US (and Germany) into the 2nd round.

However, beating Portugal will be no easy feat. The Portuguese are favored by anywhere from 1/2 point to a full point. They were humiliated 4-0 by Germany in Game 1 and are playing for their tournament lives. That kind of desperation and urgency makes them more dangerous than ever.

Still the US stand a reasonable chance of securing a draw, or even a victory, in this match. While Portugal is historically considered a stronger time, it is worth noting that these 2 teams have met 5 times dating back to the 1970’s. They have an even record of 2-2-1. During their last meeting in 2002, the US were victorious by a score of 3-2, going on to make it to the final 8 nations in the tournament.

While there has been much talk about the loss of Jozy Altidore, the US have shown they have a deep bench. Johannson and Brooks performed admirably in their relief efforts vs Ghana, and the latter scored the game winner.

My Pick: USA +1  Search Odds and Bet now at Bovada!

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