- The USWNT is looking to repeat as World Cup Champions, as they take on the Netherlands on Sunday at 11 AM EST.
- Brazil is a heavy favorite against Peru in the Copa America Final, which begins at 4 PM EST on Sunday.
- The USMNT is a slight underdog against Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, who have won the last 9 cups combined.
Tallahassee, Fla. – With the Fourth of July weekend extending into the weekend, many bettors are left with Wimbledon and MLB betting action while they are on a work break.
However, there is plenty of soccer action that is happening all around the world, which would make for great secondary sports betting action.
Among the various leagues and tournaments constantly being played, the Finals for three major tournaments are all taking place on Sunday.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Final will be the first to come on the television, as the July 7 match between the American women and the Dutch women begins at 11 AM EST. After the conclusion of the ladies’ event, the Copa America Final will begin at 4 PM EST and features Peru versus Brazil. As the evening concludes, a 9 PM EST match between USA and Mexico will be highlighted to crown the winner of the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final.
FIFA Women’s World Cup – USA vs Netherlands
Fulltime Result: USA (-265), Netherlands (+680), Draw (+350)
Over/Under: 2.5 Goals
Time: 11 AM EST
It took the Netherlands a few minutes in extra time to get their first (and winning) goal against Sweden in the Semifinal matchup. The Netherlands Women’s National Team has now shutout two opponents in back to back games and has only allowed three goals in their previous nine matches.
The US women come in scoring at will, having scored two or more goals in 11 straight matches. This will be a battle of precision and teamwork if the Dutch want any shot at knocking off the reigning World Cup Champions.
Look for Alex Morgan or Megan Rapinoe to score at least one of the US goals, as they have been responsible for a majority of the ones scored in this year’s tournament.
Copa America – Peru vs Brazil
Fulltime Result: Peru (+1120), Brazil (-365), Draw (+415)
Over/Under: 2.5 Goals
TV: ESPN+, Telemundo, fuboTV
Time: 4 PM EST
Peru had only been invited to join the CONCACAF Gold Cup Tournament once before, where they lost in the Semifinals to Columbia. Their history may not be that of Brazil’s but don’t expect them to lay over and take a loss. This team made the group stage of 2018 FIFA World Cup and is led by captain, cap leader, and goal leader, Paolo Guerrero.
Brazil comes into the Final after many unpleasant showings at Copa in the past. Finishing 9th, 5th, and 8th, the past three events, Brazil would prefer to get back to their winning ways, like in the late 1990s/early 2000s, when they won four of five Copa America Finals.
Throughout their nine international matches this year, Brazil has outscored opponents, 23 to 2. They come in as heavy favorites and should find goals being scored by their many English Premier League players, such as Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), or Richarlison (Everton).
Gold Cup CONCACAF – USA vs Mexico
Fulltime Result: USA (+235), Mexico (+115), Draw (+215)
Over/Under: 2 Goals
TV: FOX, fuboTV
Time: 9 PM EST
For the first time in 8 years, Mexico and the US meet in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final. The Mexican National Team has yet to lose a match in 2019, though their last two matches went to extra time. With only one draw on the year as well, this team is posted for success and comes in as the favorite to win the Gold Cup.
The US Men’s National Team has had similar success, winning eight of their eleven games played this year but lost two shutout games in early June in friendly matches. With the game being played in Chicago, the home crowd should be rambunctiously supporting the Men’s Team, especially if the women can hoist the World Cup Trophy earlier in the day.
Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore have become the sole leaders of the US squad, simply by international experience. However, Brazil’s squad has their own internationally-experienced leaders in Andres Guardado and Hector Moreno.
Mexico has finished in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd in every CONCACAF Tournament since 2005. Aside from one blunder in 2015, the same can be said for the US team, extending their top finishes back to 2002. In fact, it has been almost 20 years (2000) that the CONCACAF Gold Cup winner wasn’t Mexico or the US. With this, you can guarantee that both teams will be fighting to steal the trophy (Mexico) or repeat as champions (USA).
News tags: Alex Morgan | Andres Guardado | Brazil | Chicago | Columbia | Copa America | Everton | FIFA Women’s World Cup | Gabriel Jesus | Gold Cup CONCACAF | Hector Moreno | Jozy Altidore | Liverpool | Manchester City | Mexico | Michael Bradley | Morgan Rapinoe | Netherlands | Paolo Guerrero | Peru | Richarlison | Roberto Firmino | Sweden | USA
Michael began writing as an NBA content writer and has spent time scouting college basketball for Florida State University under Leonard Hamilton and the University of Alabama under Anthony Grant. A graduate of both schools, he covers topics focused on legal sports betting, betting odds, and casino reviews. Michael likes to golf, play basketball, hike, and kayak when not glued to the TV watching NBA games.