CONCACAF Gold Cup Soccer Betting Guide for 2021
As a tournament the Canadian national soccer team appears regularly at, CONCACAF Gold Cup betting in Canada is important. This is our guide to it.
Like all major international soccer tournaments, there are CONCACAF Gold Cup odds available. On this page you’ll discover...
- Helpful CONCACAF Gold Cup betting advice
- Key facts and history of the Gold Cup
- What the best CONCACAF Gold Cup betting sites are
An Introduction to the CONCACAF Gold Cup
First up, here are some key facts about the CONCACAF Gold Cup you should know before betting:
A total of 16 nations from the CONCACAF confederation play at the CONCACAF Gold Cup finals
Six of those automatically qualify based on their performance in qualifying for and at the last FIFA World Cup finals
The other 10 countries qualify through the CONCACAF Nations League competition
The top four teams in the CONCACAF confederation based on their FIFA World Rankings are seeded in the draw for the finals groups
When qualifying ends, four groups of four are drawn
Each country plays the others once in their CONCACAF Gold Cup finals group
The top two counties from each finals group advance to the knockout phase
It then becomes a single elimination tournament with quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final
The winners of the final are crowned Gold Cup champions
Host nation(s) for the tournament finals are chosen from CONCACAF confederation member states
How CONCACAF Gold Cup Odds Work
To illustrate how CONCACAF Gold Cup betting works, we’re going to work through an example of a typical game from the finals. This is how the match result market could look like:
Mexico are favourites to win the match as they are the shortest price. If you were to wager C$10 on them, you would make C$11 of profit. That’s a return of C$21 with your stake included.
A draw or tie happens all the time in soccer matches, so betting is offered on that. For every C$4 staked on that outcome, you would get a return of C$10 – C$6 in profit.
The USA are the betting outsiders in this scenario. A C$1 bet generates C$2 of profit at total returns of C$3.
Many North American sportsbooks also use the money line way of expressing betting odds. You could even encounter British fractional prices. For more info on these and how they stack up, see our odds calculator:
CONCACAF Gold Cup Betting Options
What types of wager can you place using CONCACF Gold Cup odds? We explain some of the most popular:
What is CONCACAF Gold Cup Live Betting?
- Live betting should feature on all the best CONCACAF Gold Cup betting sites
- These are special markets that exist while a soccer match in qualifying for or at the tournament is in-play
- Normal fixed odds betting stops when a game starts
- Live betting allows you to place wagers on the action as it happens
- One of the most popular live betting markets is 'next team to score'
CONCACAF Gold Cup History
The CONCACAF Confederation is formed1961
A tournament forerunner to the Gold Cup, the CONCACAF Championship is first held in El Salvador1963
The CONCACAF Championship ends and is replaced by the Gold Cup the following year1990
USA win the inaugural CONCACAF Gold Cup on home soil, beating Honduras on penalties in the final1991
Mexico's Luis Roberto Alves, also known as Zague, scores a record 11 goals in a single edition of the Gold Cup finals1993
Mexico beat a Brazil team made up of Under-23 players and become the first country to retain the Gold Cup1996
Brazil, who are again invited to the Gold Cup, finish third with a team featuring Romario. Mexico win the tournament for a record third consecutive time1998
Canada win their only Gold Cup to date, defeating invitees Colombia in the final2000
Canada finish third as they try to defend the Gold Cup, losing to the USA on penalties in the semi-finals. They then beat invitees South Korea in the bronze medal match2002
Sudden death extra-time is needed to separate Mexico and Gold Cup invitees Brazil in the final2003
No more invitees are welcomed to the Gold Cup finals, leaving the tournament solely for CONCACAF member states2007
Mexico beat the USA 5-0 final the Gold Cup final, the biggest margin of victory ever in a final2009
USA's Landon Donovan sets the record for most goals overall at the Gold Cup finals with 182013
Mexico win a record seventh Gold Cup title, but manager Miguel Herrera leaves his post two days after the final2015
The CONCACAF Gold Cup finals are expanded to include 16 teams2018
We hope you’ve enjoyed this comprehensive guide to CONCACAF Gold Cup betting. With all the bases covered, you should become a soccer betting pro in no time!
For even more CONCACAF Gold Cup betting advice, see the FAQs section below.
What is the CONCACAF Gold Cup?
The Gold Cup is a biennial tournament between 16 qualified teams from the CONCACAF confederation. It’s North and Central America and the Caribbean’s equivalent of the Copa America or Euro Championship.
What are the most popular Gold Cup bets?
Some of the most popular CONCACAF Gold Cup bets are:
- Match result
- Handicap and spread betting
- Correct score
- Match result and both teams to score
- Outright winner
- To qualify
- Stage of elimination
What are the best Gold Cup betting sites?
The top sites for CONCACAF Gold Cup betting in Canada can be found in our list of recommended sports casinos on this page.
Can I bet on the Gold Cup on mobile?
Yes. You most certainly can.
What is Gold Cup live betting?
Live betting is where you can place wagers on soccer when matches are in-play. The markets react to what happens on the field.