When you sign-up through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more >
The USA will qualify for the CONCACAF Nations League Finals with a draw or a win
El Salvador must emerge triumphant in Orlando to qualify for the Finals tournament
The USA are in pole position but they should not take anything for granted on Monday
The odds for USA vs El Salvador are provided by the DraftKings sportsbook, where a deposit bonus worth up to $1000 is available right now.
The home team only need a draw but we should expect them to go all-out for victory on Monday.
Back the USA to beat El Salvador and over 3.5 goals in total. (+125)
Great payment and customer support
Access to fantasy sports with one account
Bet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets Instantly!
21+ | T&Cs apply
The United States were always likely to beat Grenada on Friday, but the manner of the victory was important. A slender 1-0 win and an unconvincing performance would have been received badly back home, not least because of the various off-field events surrounding the national team at present.
To recap, the USA are currently under the interim management of Anthony Hudson. Gregg Berhalter’s contract expired at the end of 2022 and was not renewed amid allegations of domestic abuse dating back 30 years. An investigation concluded that the episode in question did happen but was an isolated incident, but the path back to the job nevertheless looks difficult.
A decision will probably be made before the Gold Cup this summer, with Jesse Marsch, Jim Curtin, and Patrick Vieira among those linked with the position. For now, Hudson remains at the helm for the conclusion of the group phase of the 2022/23 CONCACAF Nations League.
A 7-1 thrashing of Grenada last time out means the USMNT are in pole position to finish top of Group D in League A. They currently hold a two-point lead over El Salvador, who must beat Hudson’s side on Monday to overtake them at the summit of the standings.
Both teams have already booked their spots at the Gold Cup by finishing in the top two, and they are now set to battle it out for a place at the Nations League Finals. That event will be held in June and will also feature a combination of Mexico/Jamaica, Panama/Costa Rica, and Honduras/Canada.
The USA is the reigning champion, having won the inaugural edition of the competition in 2020/21. They did so thanks to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Mexico in the final, with Christian Pulisic notching the winner in extra time.
Before they can dream of a repeat triumph, the USA must ensure they do not lose to El Salvador. They are deservedly strong favorites with the best online sportsbooks, but the USMNT would be advised to take nothing for granted.
Indeed, they almost fell to a 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture last June, when the visitors to San Salvador required a last-gasp equalizer from Jordan Morris to secure a 1-1 draw.
El Salvador are not exactly a giant within the CONCACAF region, but they are not a minnow either. They were involved in the octagonal for World Cup 2022 qualification, and although they ultimately finished seventh out of eight, they held the USA to a 0-0 draw at home and only lost 1-0 to Berhalter’s team on the road.
This will be a special occasion for El Salvador manager Hugo Perez, who represented the USA 73 times during his playing days. He has been in charge of the country of his birth since 2021, having previously managed El Salvador’s Under-23 side.
Perez has selected a pretty young squad for this match, which follows a 1-0 loss to Honduras in a friendly last week. That was a disappointing outcome for El Salvador, whose position in the FIFA Rankings (74th) places them below Iraq, Cape Verde, and DR Congo.
The USA will not have been surprised that their trip to El Salvador last summer was tricky. The Estadio Cuscatlan is a tough place to go for visiting teams, but Perez’s side have continually struggled on the road throughout his tenure. They managed just one away win in the Octagonal and could only draw 2-2 with Grenada in St George’s in the Nations League.
El Salvador often struggle to impose themselves at opposition stadiums, particularly when they are playing stronger sides. That could be the case again on Monday. Although a draw would not be enough for them to finish top, we will probably see a cautious approach from Perez’s team.
El Salvador are likely to sit deep in a compact defensive shape, with an emphasis on keeping the USMNT’s attack quiet. They hope to create one or two chances on the counter-attack or from set-pieces.
Everything will have to go perfectly for El Salvador to pull off a victory. More likely is that the USA will overwhelm the visitors, especially if they play with the same intensity they demonstrated in the demolition of Grenada last time out.
All things considered, it is hard to look past another comfortable triumph for the USA. From a betting point of view, a home win and over 3.5 goals looks to be the best option.
Impressive range of bonuses
Large selection of games
Bet $100 get $100 Bet Credit
21+ | T&Cs apply
Wide range of betting options
Top notch customer service
Promo Code 'SPORTS'
$500 Free Bet
21+ | VA only | Gambling problem? Call 1-800-532-3500
Teams: USA vs El Salvador
Location: Exploria Stadium, Orlando, USA.
Date and Time: Mar. 27, 2023, 7.30 p.m. ET
How to Watch: TNT, Universo, Peacock Premium
STARTS IN 23 HOURS
Sevilla vs Roma Odds: Europa League Final Awaits
INTERNATIONAL SOCCER | 29 May, 2023 | Greg Lea
Manchester City vs Real Madrid: Blockbuster Clash Awaits at Etihad Stadium
INTERNATIONAL SOCCER | 15 May, 2023 | Greg Lea
Inter vs AC Milan: Champions League Final Awaits for Winner
INTERNATIONAL SOCCER | 15 May, 2023 | Greg Lea
Greg Lea is a freelance soccer journalist from London. He is the former editor of The Set Pieces, and has contributed to the Guardian, FourFourTwo, and ESPN. A Crystal Palace fan, he is a long-time subscriber to the belief that it's the taking part that counts. Email: [email protected]More info on Greg Lea
© Rebel Penguin ApS 2023 (a subsidiary of Gaming Innovation Group Inc.)
We support responsible gambling. If you feel like you're losing control over your gambling experience, call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ, PA, WV), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), 1-800-522-4700 (NV), 1-800-522-4700 (CO, TN), 1-855-2CALLGA (IL), 1-800-270-7117 (MI).
WSN.com is run by iGaming Cloud Inc (a Gaming Innovation Group Subsidiary) and is registered with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) under affiliate vendor ID 89744, with the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) under certificate of registration number SWR-000148, approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board as a gaming service provider, under certificate registration number 117656-1, possesses a Vendor Minor sports betting license from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (account number 94414163), granted a vendor registration number VR007603-20-001 by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, an interim Sports Wagering Supplier license, under license number SWS 066, issued by the West Virginia Lottery Commission, a sports betting vendor registration, under registration number #100400, issued by the Director of Gaming Licensing and Investigations of the Virginia Lottery to operate in the State of Virginia, and a Vendor Registration issued by the Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.
Advertising disclosure: WSN contains links to online retailers on its website. When people click on our affiliate links and make purchases, WSN earns a commission from our partners, including ESPN and various sportsbooks.