How many goals will Mexico score against Guatemala and who will score? These are the main issues for entering the 2021 Gold Cup group stage, and El Tri is expected to win easily.
Of course, this was also the expectation for the opener of the group match against Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday, but things did not go as planned (a 0-0 draw). Despite defeating the Soca Warriors 30-4 (goal 7-0), Mexico has never recovered from Hirving “Chucky” Lozano’s disturbing early injury and the blow of his withdrawal from the game and tournament.
Without Lozano, Mexico needs to find the net again, not just self-confidence. El Tri will be eager to establish its goal difference mark, and if it is tied with any other team in Group A to score, it will be a tiebreaker. Since El Salvador defeated Guatemala 2-0 in the first game, El Tri will hope to achieve a greater victory.
Head coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino also hopes that a positive result will end the disappointing matches with the opposition in Central, North America and the Caribbean. The World Cup qualifiers will start in September, against many of the same team. Mexico has won only one game (1-1-3, three draws) in the past five games against Central North American and Caribbean teams.
The pristine, expansive grasslands of the Dallas Cotton Bowl and the world-ranked 127th Guatemala team (Mexico ranked 11th) should prove El Tri’s panacea. Los Chapines only appeared in the Gold Cup as a substitute for Curaçao, which was excluded due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The fact is that they failed to qualify for the final round of the Gold Cup and World Cup qualifiers. Only after the second game of the Championship, a loss will take Guatemala out of the competition.
How to watch Mexico vs. Guatemala
- date: Wednesday, July 14
- time: 9:30 p.m. EDT
- TV channel: FS1
- Spanish TV: Univision, TUDN
- stream media: Fubo TV; FOX Sports & TUDN app for authenticated subscribers
The Mexico and Guatemala Gold Cup group matches will be held at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, and will be broadcast on FS1 (English), Univision and TUDN (Spanish).
These three networks can be streamed fuboTV (7-day free trial)It can also be used by authenticated subscribers on FOX Sports and TUDN apps.
Mexico vs. Guatemala expected lineup
Except for the lack of “Chucky” Lozano, Tata Martino (pictured below) will have no substitute forward Alan Pulido, who will participate in the group final against El Salvador on Sunday. Central defender Carlos Salcedo is expected to be absent after a leg injury in the game against Trinidad and Tobago, and Hector Moreno is expected to take his place.
Guatemala is coached by the Mexican Rafael Loredo, who only recently took over temporarily before the Gold Cup, after Los Chapins was eliminated in the Gold Cup preliminaries on July 6 (the penalty was lost to Guadeloupe) Fired their former coach.
After just a few days at the helm, Loredo tried to build a fully functional team that held 80 minutes in the first game of the group match against El Salvador 0-0, and then lost 2-0. But the coach and his players talked about the need to be bolder on offense than against the Salvadorans. They believe that in the game against Mexico, sitting down on the defensive end of their own half will only bring more pressure, although this is inevitable for Mexico, no matter what position Gudella takes.
Mexico (4-3-3, left to right): Alfredo Talavera-GK-Jesus Gallardo, Hector Moreno, Nestor Araujo, Luis Rodríguez-Hector Herrera, Edson · Alvarez, Eric Gutierrez-Orbelin Pineda, Rogelio Funes Mori, Jesus “Tecatito” Corona
Guatemala (5-2-3, from left to right): Nicolas Hagen-GK-Jose Alfredo Morales Concua, Moises Hernandez, Jose Carlos Pinto, Geraldo Go Dillo, Steven Robles-Marco Dominguez, Jorge Aparicio-Jal Areola, Luis Martinez, Marvin Ceballos
Mexico and Guatemala: odds and predictions
Trinidad and Tobago chased, tackled and threw corpses in Mexico’s offense, drew 0-0. Especially in the case of the newly appointed head coach, Guatemala simply has no organization or athleticism to keep up and prevent the footsteps of a Mexican team keen to reiterate its undisputed title.
For Mexico, this is a declarative game, and the final result should be no problem-the odds are a clear indicator. The way you bet on this game will depend on how intense your reaction to Mexico is.
Traditional football thinking will make you believe that even without Lozano, the defending gold cup champion will be ruthless. In this case, the total number of goals more than 3.5 is a good performance. Mexico is unlikely to be unlucky for two consecutive games.
Mexico’s last four-goal victory over Guatemala dates back to the 2005 Gold Cup, but this Guatemala team has been steadily declining. There is still much work to be done to regain its status as a competitive team in North America and the Caribbean To do. In the last confrontation between the two teams in September 2020, the Mexico team ended 3-0 (with a shooting percentage of 13-3), and this Mexican team did not resemble Rogelio Funes Mori (Rogelio Funes). Funes Mori) such a prolific forward.
prophecy: Mexico 4, Guatemala 0
Odds provided by DraftKings
- Mexico wins: -2000
- painting: +1600
- Guatemala wins: +3000
- The total number of goals exceeds 3.5: -115
- Mexico-3 Asian Handicap: -110
- Mexico -1.25 Asian Handicap in the first half: -125