Sunday FIFA World Cup Qualifying Odds, Picks, Predictions: Our Top Parlay, Featuring Jamaica vs. Canada & Panama vs. USA (Oct. 10)
Tom Pennington/Getty Images. Pictured: United States standouts Ricardo Pepi, left, and Antonee Robinson.
- Can Jamaica surprise Canada? How about Panama keeping things tight with the United States?
- Soccer analysts Ian Quillen and Jeremy Pond deliver their picks for Sunday's two-team parlay in World Cup qualifying play.
- Check out below how they've uncovered their plays, which have led to a parlay sitting north of +750 odds.
We have four matches on Sunday’s FIFA World Cup qualifying schedule taking place across the CONCACAF region landscape. There’s plenty on the line for the eight remaining nations, with the lone goal of reaching the 2022 showcase event in Qatar for all of them.
Soccer analysts Ian Quillen and Jeremy Pond have you covered with their two-leg parlay, focusing on showdowns featuring Jamaica vs. Canada and Panama vs. United States on the intriguing card.
Check out their betting insight and the price they’re getting on the parlay at BetMGM ahead of the latest contests.
Jamaica vs. Canada
|Over/Under||1.5 (-155 / +110)|
|Day | Time||Sunday | 6 p.m. ET|
|How To Watch||Paramount+|
|Odds via BetMGM. Get up-to-the-minute Soccer odds here|
Ian Quillen: Jamaica’s start to the octagonal has been brutal. In contrast, Canada’s beginning has been ideal.
However, Sunday’s meeting is far closer to evenly matched than the odds suggest. And after taking points at both the USA and Mexico, the Canucks are no longer going to sneak up on anyone in the region.
With Michail Antonio and Leon Bailey both unavailable, Canada has the talent edge. It’s still not an enormous one, though.
Based on club pedigree, Jamaica has the better and deeper back line. That includes right back Alvas Powell, whose job might include tracking Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies up and down Canada’s left flank.
Jamaica also has the edge between the pipes in Andre Blake, the reigning Major League Soccer goalkeeper of the year.
Maybe the Reggae Boyz are losing faith in manager Theo Whitmore’s ambitious recruitment plan. The game played behind closed doors will also limit the home-field advantage they would typically experience at “The Office,” the nickname for Independence Park in Kingston.
Even so, the lean toward Canada is just too heavy, based on too small of a sample. I’ll fade it and take the Reggae Boyz at +190 on the Draw No Bet wager.
Quillen’s Pick: Jamaica — Draw No Bet (+190)
Panama vs. USA Odds
|Over/Under||1.5 (-185 / +130)|
|Day | Time||Sunday | 6:05 p.m. ET|
|How To Watch||Paramount+ | fuboTV|
|Odds via BetMGM. Get up-to-the-minute Soccer odds here.|
Jeremy Pond: The Americans, led by the Ricardo Pepi, roll into Estadio Rommel Fernández in Panama City looking for another huge qualifying win. Fresh off Thursday’s 2-0 victory against Jamaica, the USA now hopes to put a stranglehold on the top of the table in this affair.
In contrast, Panama dominated its meeting with El Salvador, but left frustrated and pointless with its 1-0 road setback. The defeat kept Los Canaleros on five points, putting them three behind their group-leading foes.
Both would love to snag a victory, but history tells they’ll be hard-pressed to deliver in what should be a raucous affair. They battled to a 1-1 tie in this city during qualification play during prior to the last World Cup. Plus, throw in the fact the USA will be without Weston McKennie and Antonee Robinson to go along with Christian Pulisic missing out this window and things could be close.
For that reason, I’m taking a shot on a hard-earned draw for both sides at +195 odds via BetMGM as my part of the parlay. Bottom line, I’m looking for value in a match where there isn’t much of any in my opinion. Backing the total under two goals on the alternative line is something I like, but if there was ever a time to go after a stalemate this would be it.
Obviously, the USMNT would be thrilled bagging all three points, but securing a point in hostile territory would be enough when getting positive results on the road are so hard to come by in CONCACAF matchups.
Pond’s Pick: Draw (+195)
Quillen & Pond Parlay
Jamaica –Draw No Bet (+190) & Panama vs. USA — Draw (+195) at +755 odds via BetMGM.