Next Thursday, January 27 will be the Mexico vs Jamaica duel, and to give you an idea of the game plan of both teams, here are the predicted lineups for the match.
This duel will be of utmost importance because even though the Reggae Boyz have not put El Tri in trouble, with Gerardo Martino's streak, the Mexicans could be in for an unpleasant surprise.
And if there is one thing Mexico needs to do, it is to secure its ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Predicted lineups for Mexico vs Jamaica
Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa; Luis Rodríguez, Néstor Araujo, César Montes, Jesús Gallardo; Édson Álvarez, Luis Romo, Andrés Guardado; Jesús M. Corona, Rogelio Funes Mori, Henry Martin.
Coach: Gerardo Martino.
Jamaica: Andre Blake; Alvas Powell, Adrian Mariappa, Liam Moore, Kemar Lawrence; Junior Flemmings, Devin Williams, Daniel Johnson, Lamar Walker; Cory Burke and Javon East.
Coach: Theodore Whitmore.
Mexico vs Jamaica: who are the players to watch closely?
On the Jamaican side, three players can make a difference whenever they play.
The first is undoubtedly Andre Blake, the goalkeeper of the Reggae Boyz, who has had outstanding performances in Major League Soccer and has been selected several times for the all-star game.
In addition, the goalkeeper has international experience having participated in different editions of the Gold Cup and had participated in the World Cup qualifiers for Russia 2018.
At the club level, the player has been a key player for the Philadelphia Union to finish in second place in the Eastern Conference.
The second Jamaican player that Gerardo Martino's team should follow closely is Kemar Lawrence, a player of Toronto FC, a team that is preparing for the next MLS season.
The player played 15 games for Lorenzo Insigne's next team and has two goals for his current club. Not bad for a defender.
The third would be Lamar Walker, the Inter Miami FC midfielder who has given very good performances with his team and due to his age, 20 years old, is a player with a dizzying speed that has earned the full confidence of coach Theodore Whitmore.
For Mexico, three players can make a difference on the scoreboard and in the style of play that Gerardo Martino wants his players to follow.
For starters, Guillermo Ochoa at the back will be in charge of providing security to the squad, as El Tri will need to be on the attack constantly to prevent the Reagge Boyz from giving the Mexicans a bitter surprise.
Still fresh in the minds of many Mexicans is the unforgettable match that "Paco Memo" had against Brazil in the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
In that match, the Mexican was a real wall for the Brazilian squad, which tried on different occasions and with many variations to score on the Mexican's goal.
One of the most outstanding plays of the match was when Ochoa stopped a powerful header by Neymar, who shot in front of the goal.
For this reason, the Mexican will be a key player in this match against Jamaica.
The second Mexican player to watch is Andrés Guardado, the midfielder who left Atlas and now plays for Real Betis in Spain.
The player has very good ball movement, always knows when to send passes to the area and even can score when he is in front of the opponent's goal and finds a few meters to finish.
Guardado has always been the driving force of the Mexican national team and on many occasions, he has given the Aztecs attacking depth when they have found themselves facing rival defenses that do not concede a meter of space.
And last but not least is a player who is currently living the European dream since he recently made his debut with Sevilla.
Jesús Manuel Corona, aka "Tecatito" is the most recent jewel of the Mexican squad since his ability has allowed him to stay in Europe and he is currently living the most important moment in his career.
If the player achieves a great performance with the club, he could attract the attention of the giants of Europe who would find in him a talent with the goal-scoring ability and who can also provide attacking options to his team.