The hosts have really turned their form around of late. They suffered defeats to Costa Rica, Belgium, Ecuador and France not too long ago and things looked bleak.
But Jurgen Klinsmann’s side have now won five matches in a row, including an impressive victory in Italy in February and a 5-1 thrashing of Scotland at the weekend.
USA are still 14/5 (3.80) underdogs with William Hill to win here. The reason for that is they face the might of Brazil, a team that have won their last seven matches.
Their victims have included Argentina and Mexico, while Denmark were convincingly conquered 3-1 on Saturday.
Brazil are 4/5 (1.80) with William Hill and that’s the pick of the bets here given that the Selecao have won 33 out of their last 45 matches.
A draw would see both sides continue their unbeaten runs and is available at 9/4 (3.25).
In the goalscorer markets, Hulk netted two against the Danes and is 7/2 (4.50) with William Hill to open the scoring in this one.
Landon Donovan returned after an eight-month absence from the national side to bag a hat-trick against the Scots and is 15/2 (8.50) to score first here.
He’ll have a tough task to achieve that against Brazil - the South Americans have not gone in losing at half-time since playing in Bolivia at altitude 34 games ago back in 2009.
Prior to that defeat the last team to be leading against them at the break was actually the USA in the Confederations Cup final earlier that year.
Donovan scored in that game as the Americans went in 2-0 at the interval, but the US still ended up losing the match. That could be worth remembering for the value bet here.
You can back Donovan to score but Brazil to get the win at 16/5 (4.20) with William Hill.
|Brazil to win at 4/5 (1.80) with William Hill
||Donovan to score, Brazil to win at 16/5 (4.20) with William Hill
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