With Mexico defeating the Canadians on Thursday night, the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup has finally reached its end with Mexico taking on USA on Sunday night in the finals. USA defeated Qatar in the first semi-finals of Gold Cup 2021. Both the teams have been excellent with their performance in this tournament and are equally poised to be crowned as the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup champions.
On Thursday, USA was up against Qatar in the first semi-finals. Both the teams presented an excellent performance with none of the teams scoring in first half. Even in 2nd half there was no goal in first 40 minutes and when it seemed the match going in for extra time, United States’ forward substitute Gyasi Zardes who came in for Daryl Dike in 69th minute tricked the Qatar’s defense to score the only goal of the match. With the victory, USA became the first team to qualify for the finals of 2021 Gold Cup.
Mexico on the other hand faced the challenge of Canada in the 2nd semi-finals. In first half Mexico was lucky to be awarded a penalty in the addition time which forward Orbelín Pineda converted in first goal of the match. Canada was quick to equalize in the second half and the scored stood 1-1 by 90 minutes however, the Mexican once again scored in the addition time and when the final whistle was blown, Mexico was 2-1 goals ahead of Canada.
The finals between USA and Mexico will be played at Allegiant Stadium which is located in Paradise, Nevada, United States.
USMNT Vs. Mexico National Team Predictions and Betting Odds: Predicted Winner
In overall head-to-head clashes, Mexico have had an edge over USA. Even in last Gold Cup, USA was up against Mexico in the finals. United States lost the finals due to the 73rd minute goal by the Mexican mid-fielder Jonathan dos Santos. This year USA have had slightly better tournament than Mexico.
However, considering the head-to-head stats as well as looking the players performance from both teams, Mexico holds an edge over USA in the Sunday night finals.
As per Smarkets, the betting odds for USA’s win in the finals stands at 3.5 while the odds for Mexico’s win stands at 2.3.
At Bwin, the winning odds for Mexico stands at 2.35 while the odds for USA’s win is 3.5.
USMNT vs Mexico Football Predictions and Betting Odds: CONCACAF Gold Cup 2021 Form
Both USA and Mexico are undefeated in this year’s Gold Cup. However, Mexico have one win less than USA as they played one draw with Trinidad and Tobago.
Mexico was part of Group A along with Guatemala, El Salvador and Trinidad and Tobago. It registered win against El Salvador and Guatemala and thereby topped the Group with 7 points. They scored a total of 4 goals and did not concede a goal in Group matches.
In quarter finals, Mexico defeated Honduras by 3-0 goals and went on to defeat Canada by 2-1 in the semi-finals. USA on the other hand was part of Group B along with Canada, Haiti and Martinique. United States won all the three group games and scored a total of 8 goals and conceded just 1 goal.
In quarter finals, USA defeated Jamaica and then went on to play Qatar in the semi-finals. Against Qatar with goal in the final five minutes of the match, USA sealed its spot in the finals once again.
USA vs Mexico Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Head-to-head
Mexico and USA have been two best North American Footballing nations. When the two teams met in the past, the both the teams did hold equal chances of finding a victory in the match. Looking at the overall head-to-head stats between the two teams, Mexico have won more matches than United States in overall stats. As of now, the two teams have played a total of 74 international head-to-head matches. Of 74 matches, USA has 21 wins while Mexico has 88 wins. 15 matches between the two teams ended in a draw.
Last time the two teams met was in CONCACAF Nations League 2021 match. USA won the match by 3-2 goals. In last five matches between the two teams including the international friendlies, both the teams have won 2 matches while one match ended in a draw.