Costa Rica v Cuba (1.30am, live on ESPN)
Belize v USA (4am, live on ESPN)
MY Gold Cup tips are mirroring my success in the Confederations Cup – so far -with three out of four recommended bets coming in even though there have been a couple of surprise results.
The next two games features short-priced favourites against minnows with Costa Rica facing Cuba and hosts USA up against tournament debutants Belize.
Costa Rica are first up and are a best 1-5 at Paddy Power while Cuba are as big as 22-1 at BetVictor. Those prices suggest an absolute hammering but Cuba's worst defeat in the last two years has been 3-0 so a 2-0 or 3-0 looks the most likely outcome.
So rather than backing Costa Rica -2 at 5-4 with boylesports or Costa Rica -3 at 5-2 with William Hill I'm looking at Costa Rica at 5-6 with Paddy Power to win to nil. Costa Rica -1 is another option at 8-15 with Skybet.
The sides met in the last Gold Cup and Costa Rica won 5-0 but Cuba, who lost their other two group games 5-0 and 6-1, seem to have improved defensively since then.
The hosts and tournament favourites beat Guatemala 6-0 in a warm-up last week and this could be a similar sort of result. On the handicaps I like USA -3 at 13-10 with Paddy Power.
Landon Donovan netted twice in that game and I've already tipped the LA Galaxy star to score first at 2-1 with the likes of Betway and Skybet.
Costa Rica to win to nil
(5-6, Paddy Power)
(13-10, Paddy Power)
Donovan to score first
(2-1, Betway, Skybet)