United States vs Mexico betting tips
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United States vs Mexico: Match details
Match: United States vs Mexico
Competition: CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
Date: Sunday 1 August 2021
Kick-off time: 16:30 (PT), 19:30 (ET) 1:30am (UK)
Venue: Allegiant Stadium
Betting prediction: United States 1-2 Mexico
United States vs Mexico: Recommended bets
Mexico to lift the trophy is 4/6.
The final to be decided after extra time is 8/1.
United States vs Mexico: What are the betting odds?
United States vs Mexico – recent form and head to head statistics
El Salvador vs USA - 1:1
USA vs Grenada - 5:0
USA vs Uruguay - 0:0
USA vs Morocco - 3:0
Costa Rica vs USA - 2:0
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
Jamaica vs Mexico - 1:1
Mexico vs Suriname - 3:0
Mexico vs Ecuador - 0:0
Mexico vs Uruguay - 0:3
Mexico vs Nigeria - 2:1
|June 15, 2022||CONCACAF Nations League 22/23||El Salvador||1 - 1||USA|
|June 11, 2022||CONCACAF Nations League 22/23||USA||5 - 0||Grenada|
|June 5, 2022||Int. Friendly Games 2022||USA||0 - 0||Uruguay|
|June 1, 2022||Int. Friendly Games 2022||USA||3 - 0||Morocco|
|March 31, 2022||World Cup 2022, CONCACAF Qualification||Costa Rica||2 - 0||USA|
|June 15, 2022||CONCACAF Nations League 22/23||Jamaica||1 - 1||Mexico|
|June 12, 2022||CONCACAF Nations League 22/23||Mexico||3 - 0||Suriname|
|June 5, 2022||Int. Friendly Games 2022||Mexico||0 - 0||Ecuador|
|June 3, 2022||Int. Friendly Games 2022||Mexico||0 - 3||Uruguay|
|May 29, 2022||Int. Friendly Games 2022||Mexico||2 - 1||Nigeria|
|29||Shots on goal||41|
|16||Shots off goal||29|
|53%||Average ball possession||56%|
|1||Shots on post||0|
|2||Shots on bar||1|
|5||Goals by foot||6|
|5||Goals by head||3|
|1.26||Average Goals Scored||1.13|
|March 25, 2022||World Cup 2022, CONCACAF Qualification||Mexico||0 - 0||USA|
|November 13, 2021||World Cup 2022, CONCACAF Qualification||USA||2 - 0||Mexico|
|August 2, 2021||Gold Cup 2021||USA||1 - 0||Mexico|
|June 7, 2021||CONCACAF Nations League 19/20||USA||3 - 2||Mexico|
|September 7, 2019||Int. Friendly Games 2019||USA||0 - 3||Mexico|
United States vs Mexico: Match preview
For the second time this summer, the United States and Mexico go head-to-head in a major final.
As recently as 6 June, just 56 days ago, the two met in Denver in the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League Final.
It was a true epic featuring five goals, another disallowed by VAR, a Head Coach being sent off and a goalkeeper proving to be the 124th minute hero.
With the score 2-2, Christian Pulisic smashed home an 114th minute penalty to put the U.S. ahead for the first time.
Then, in the 124th minute, Andrés Guardado saw a penalty saved by substitute goalkeeper Ethan Horvath as USA won the trophy after a three-hour extravaganza of breathless football.
After naming his ‘A’ squad for that competition, Gregg Berhalter picked a mainly domestic-based roster for this competition.
This was largely to give his Europe-based stars a rest ahead of a packed World Cup Qualifying schedule to come.
Thus, the United States were not expected to be a strong in this competition as they ordinarily would be.
Nevertheless, they won all three group matches, in spite of some less than convincing performances, beating Haiti and Canada 1-0 with a 6-1 drubbing of Martinique in-between.
The quarter-final against Jamaica was another hard-fought affair but, once again, the U.S. found a way to win.
With just seven minutes to go at AT&T Stadium, Cristian Roldan’s cross found Matthew Hoppe who rose the highest and nodded in.
Thursday’s semi-final at Q2 Stadium against invitees Qatar followed a similar pattern.
The Asian champions dominated in the first half: the hosts had Matt Turner to thank for keeping the game scoreless.
Then came the crucial moment on the hour mark; Qatar were awarded a penalty after a foul by James Sands but Hassan Al-Haydos scooped the ball over the bar.
USA gained confidence from this and eventually won it late on.
Two substitutes combined with Nicholas Gioacchini squaring the ball for Gyasi Zardes to slot home; 1-0 in Austin, the U.S. are in the final!
This’ll be the United States 12th Gold Cup Final, by far the most of any nation since the rebrand in 1991, winning six and losing five.
The Stars and Stripes actually have a terrible record in Gold Cup Finals against Mexico, losing five out of six, only winning in 2007.
Will the U.S. cement their place as kings of CONCACAF with a second trophy in eight weeks?
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Mexico meanwhile have been the dominant side in this competition and they intend for this to remain the case.
El Tri won their 11th title, including CONCACAF Championships, in 2019, beating USA 1-0 at Soldier Field.
Overall, they’ve been in six of the last eight Gold Cup Finals, winning in 2009, 2011, 2015 and 2019.
The last time they lost a Gold Cup Final, in 2007, George W. Bush was President and Umbrella by Rihanna & Jay-Z was number one.
Although, this year, Tata Martino’s side stumbled through the group stages, drawing 0-0 with Trinidad & Tobago before beating Guatemala 3-0 and El Salvador 1-0.
However, el Tri have really turned up the heat in the knockout rounds.
First, in the quarters, they scored thrice in 12 minutes to blow Honduras away; Rogelio Funes Mori and Orbelín Pineda scoring headers with Jonathan dos Santos volleying in a rocket in between.
This set up a semi-final clash with Canada in Houston on Thursday night.
NRG Stadiums was packed to it’s 72,000 rafters, mainly by Mexican fans, and they were on their feet in first half stoppage time when Pineda rolled home a penalty.
But, the arena was then silenced just after half time when Tajon Buchanan cut inside and drilled past Alfredo Talavera; 1-1.
But, shortly after, Mexico were awarded another spot-kick, the perfect opportunity to restore the lead, but Carlos Salcedo’s tame effort was swatted aside by Maxime Crépeau.
From then on though, Mexico dominated with Rogelio Funes Mori and Rodolfo Pizarro both, somehow, not finding the go-ahead goal.
Nevertheless, a late winner did come, in the ninth minute of added time in fact, when Pizarro’s pull-back found Héctor Herrera who slotted home.
Heartbreak for Canada as it’s Mexico who organised flights 1,448 miles north-west to Las Vegas.
After losing the Nations League Final in June, the pressure was on Martino’s team to win this trophy and they’re now just one win away from delivering.
Will Mexico retain the Gold Cup at Allegiant Stadium?
United States team news vs Mexico
As mentioned, the U.S. roster is mainly domestic-based with 19 of the 23 man squad plying their trade in Major League Soccer.
So, if you’re tuning in to watch Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Gio Reyna, Christian Pulisic and Co. unfortunately you’ll be disappointed.
But, what’s been clear throughout this competition is that there’s talent in this team, with players looking to stake a claim to be involved in World Cup Qualifying.
No one has done this more than New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner.
He’s conceded just one goal in five games so far, a Martinique penalty, saving all 17 shots he’s faced in open play.
Arguably, no one in this team deserves to leave Las Vegas with a winners medal more.
The defence in front of him has been settled ever since Walker Zimmerman got injured against Canada; Miles Robinson has been another key performer.
One of the outstanding decisions for Berhalter is who starts at right-back.
Tenerife’s Shaq Moore has started all five games so far and is likely to keep his place ahead of the far more experienced Reggie Cannon.
Kellyn Acosta and Sebastian Lletget are the experienced duo in midfield; they both contributed in the Nations League Final earlier this summer.
In attack is also where places are up for grabs.
After two eye-catching performances in the knockout rounds, Matthew Hoppe will keep his place, ostensibly on the left.
But, the other two front-three positions could witness a change.
Paul Arriola of D.C. United captained his country against Jamaica and Qatar but offered little so Cristian Roldan could come in.
Through the middle, Daryl Dike has struggled to make an impact in the knockout stages so could drop out despite starting the last four games.
Semi-final hero Gyasi Zardes would come in up front.
Berhalter has utilised his five subs during this tournament so, even though Eryk Williamson and Nicholas Gioacchini are unlikely to start, they could play key roles.
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Mexico team news vs United States
Mexico meanwhile, unlike their opponents, mostly have their strongest available squad available, with some key absentees.
First-choice goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who’s won four Gold Cups, as well as attackers Uriel Antuna and Diego Lainez are currently in Japan at the Olympics.
Also, arguably, their star player Chucky Lozano is unavailable after going off injured just 14 minutes into their first group game.
Nevertheless, Tata Martino is going to name a very strong side for this final.
In Ochoa’s rare absence, 38 year old Alfredo Talavera will continue in goal; he’s now won just 37 caps since his debut over a decade ago.
In defence, Néstor Araujo could return in place of Carlos Salcedo, alongside captain Héctor Moreno.
In front of them will be a very strong midfield trio of Edson Álvarez, Héctor Herrera and Jonathan dos Santos.
The latter got the only goal in the 2019 Final, a stunning, arrowed shot into the top corner.
The attack will also be the same as the one that started against Canada.
Orbelín Pineda will deputise for Lozano on the left with Tecatito Corona and Rogelio Funes Mori completing the front three.
Funes Mori only switched allegiance from Argentina earlier this summer but has already scored three times at this tournament.
Inter Miami DP Rodolfo Pizarro could play a key role off the bench, as he did against Canada, if needed.
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