Haiti vs Cuba: A crucial clash in the CONCACAF Nations League

Haiti and Cuba will face each other in the CONCACAF Nations League on Friday, September 8, 2023. The match will be played at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as Haiti cannot host games in their own country due to political instability.

Both teams are in Group B of the CONCACAF Nations League (Division A), along with Jamaica, Honduras, Suriname and Grenada. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarterfinals of the 2023-24 edition of the tournament, while the bottom two will be relegated to Division B.

Haiti aim to bounce back from Gold Cup disappointment

Haiti had a remarkable run in the previous edition of the CONCACAF Nations League, topping their group in Division B with six wins out of six games. They scored 22 goals and conceded only five, earning promotion to Division A.

Haiti vs Cuba: A crucial clash in the CONCACAF Nations League
Haiti vs Cuba: A crucial clash in the CONCACAF Nations League

However, their form dipped in the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup, where they lost to Mexico (3-1) and Honduras (2-1) after beating Qatar (2-1) in their opening game. They finished third in their group and failed to advance to the knockout stage.

Haiti will be eager to return to winning ways in the CONCACAF Nations League, where they have a chance to prove themselves against some of the best teams in the region. They have a new coach in Gabriel Calderon Pellegrino, who replaced Jean-Jacques Pierre after the Gold Cup.

Haiti have a talented squad, led by their top scorer Frantsdy Pierrot, who plays for Israeli club Maccabi Haifa. He has scored four goals in three games for Haiti this year. Other key players include Duckens Nazon, Derrick Etienne Jr., Bryan Alceus and Jems Geffrard.

Cuba look to end their losing streak and avoid relegation

Cuba are also back in Division A of the CONCACAF Nations League, after finishing first in their group in Division B. They won five out of six games, scoring 12 goals and conceding six. They edged out Guadeloupe on goal difference to secure promotion.

However, Cuba have been struggling in recent times, losing all of their last five games in all competitions. They were thrashed by Guatemala (4-0), Curacao (6-1) and El Salvador (5-0) in the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifiers, failing to reach the main tournament.

They also lost to Nicaragua (1-0) and Panama (2-0) in friendly matches in August. They have scored only three goals and conceded 14 in their last five games.

Cuba have a new coach as well, Yunielys Castillo, who replaced Pablo Elier Sanchez after the Gold Cup qualifiers. He will try to improve the performance and morale of his team, who face a tough challenge to avoid relegation from Division A.

Cuba have some experienced players, such as captain Yordan Santa Cruz, goalkeeper Sandy Sanchez, defender Yasmany Lopez and forward Maykel Reyes. Reyes is their leading scorer with three goals this year.

Haiti vs Cuba: Head-to-head and key stats

Haiti have a slight edge over Cuba in their previous encounters, winning three and losing one out of four games. The last time they met was in 2019, when Haiti beat Cuba 2-1 in the CONCACAF Nations League qualifiers.

Haiti have won four and lost one of their last five home games, scoring 11 goals and conceding seven. However, they have not played at home for more than a year, due to the political situation in their country.

Cuba have won one and lost four of their last five away games, scoring three goals and conceding 14. They have also lost all of their four games in Division A of the CONCACAF Nations League so far, without scoring a single goal.

Haiti vs Cuba: Betting odds and tips

According to BetClan, Haiti are the clear favorites to win this game, with a probability of 65%. They also predict that there will be under 2.5 goals scored in the game, with a probability of 55%. They suggest that both teams will not score, with a percentage of 59%.

Sportskeeda also gives some betting tips for this game. They recommend betting on Haiti to win, with over 2.5 goals scored in the game. They also advise betting on Haiti to score first and Cuba to score at least once.

SportsLine offers some predictions and best bets for this game from their soccer insider. They claim that Haiti have a 60% chance of winning, while Cuba have a 17% chance. They also predict that there will be 2.4 goals scored in the game, with Haiti scoring 1.7 and Cuba scoring 0.7.

LiveTipsPortal provides some odds comparison for this game from different bookmakers. They show that Haiti have an average odds of 1.35 to win, while Cuba have an average odds of 8.00. They also show that the average odds for over 2.5 goals are 1.80, while the average odds for under 2.5 goals are 1.95.

Haiti vs Cuba: Where to watch and stream

The match between Haiti and Cuba will be broadcasted live on various channels and platforms across the world. Here are some of the options for watching and streaming this game:

  • In the United States, the game will be available on Paramount+, a streaming service that offers access to CBS Sports and other channels.
  • In Canada, the game will be shown on OneSoccer, a subscription-based platform that covers all the CONCACAF Nations League games.
  • In the Caribbean, the game will be aired on Flow Sports, a cable network that covers sports events in the region.
  • In Latin America, the game will be streamed on Concacaf GO, an official app that provides live and on-demand coverage of the CONCACAF Nations League.
  • In Europe, the game will be broadcasted on Eurosport, a pan-European television network that covers various sports.
  • In Asia, the game will be available on DAZN, a global sports streaming service that offers access to various leagues and competitions.

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