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United States vs Mexico betting tips: CONCACAF Nations League Final preview, predictions and odds

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United States vs Mexico betting tips

This article covers United States vs Mexico betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – United States 7/4

o – Draw 2/1

o – Mexico 11/8

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

United States vs Mexico: Match details

Match: United States of America vs Mexico

Competition: CONCACAF Nations League Final

Date: Sunday 6 June 2021

Kick-off time: 2:00 (UK); 21:00 (ET)

Stadium: Empower Field at Mile High

Betting prediction: United States 1-2 Mexico

SWANSEA, WALES - NOVEMBER 12: Yunus Musah of United States of America during the international friendly match between Wales and the USA at Liberty Stadium on November 12, 2020 in Swansea, Wales. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

SWANSEA, WALES – NOVEMBER 12: Yunus Musah of United States of America during the international friendly match between Wales and the USA at Liberty Stadium on November 12, 2020 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

United States vs Mexico: Recommended bets

Over 2.5 goals is 11/10.

Both teams to score is 5/6.

Christian Pulisic is 7/1 to open the scoring and 3/1 to net anytime.

Hirving Lozano is 11/2 to break the deadlock and 12/5 to score in 90 minutes.

United States vs Mexico: What are the betting odds?

United States vs Mexico – recent form and head to head statistics

USA vs Mexico form
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El Salvador vs USA - 1:1
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USA vs Grenada - 5:0
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USA vs Uruguay - 0:0
w
USA vs Morocco - 3:0
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Costa Rica vs USA - 2:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
d
Jamaica vs Mexico - 1:1
w
Mexico vs Suriname - 3:0
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Mexico vs Ecuador - 0:0
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Mexico vs Uruguay - 0:3
w
Mexico vs Nigeria - 2:1
Last 5 games for USA
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
Last 5 games for Mexico
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
USA vs Mexico CONCACAF Nations League 19/20 form
USA Mexico
0 Matches played 2
0 Matches won 1
0 Corner kicks 19
0 Cards given 3
0 Goals by foot 3
0 Goals by head 1
0 Goals scored 4
0 Goals conceded 1
USA vs Mexico statistics for most recent head to head matches
USA Mexico
23 Matches 23
15 Home Matches 8
8 Away Matches 15
29 Total Goals 26
1.26 Average Goals Scored 1.13
11 Wins 7
7 Losses 11
5 Draws 5
Last 5 games & match results between USA and Mexico
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

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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – JANUARY 27: Head coach Gregg Berhalter of United States stands on the sidelines before the international friendly against the Panama at State Farm Stadium on January 27, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Will Gregg Berhalter get his hands on a first piece of silverware as United States Head Coach?

When the former Hammarby and Columbus Crew manager took over the national team in December 2018, the USMNT was at their lowest point for decades.

A year earlier, USA had failed to qualify for a World Cup for the first time in 32 years and a serious rebuild was needed.

Berhalter has slowly overseen one, first leading the U.S. to the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final where they were eventually beaten by Mexico 1-0 in Chicago.

Then, later in 2019, they qualified for the Nations League Final, topping Group A with nine points, above Canada and Cuba.

This is despite a shock 2-0 defeat in Toronto but, after that, the Stars and Stripes recovered, exacting revenge on their neighbours to the north with a 4-1 victory in Orlando.

As a result of Covid-19, the United States then went 562 days without a competitive fixture until Thursday night’s Nations League semi-final against Honduras.

It was a tough, hard-fought game but USA were generally the better side, with Gio Reyna, Josh Sargent and Christian Pulisic missing decent first half chances.

Despite this, only a miraculous goal-line clearance from Jackson Yueill kept the score goalless.

The chances then dried up in a stop-start second half and, with extra time not in play, the tie seemed set for penalties.

This was until, in the 88th minute, John Brooks’ chipped-ball was headed across the box by Weston McKennie and smothered in by substitute Jordan Siebatcheu.

That was enough to, just about, send the United States through to the final.

A victory here would be the US’ seventh major honour, after six CONCACAF Gold Cups, but first since 2017.

Thursday’s semi-final commences a huge nine months for USMNT.

Next month, the 2021 Gold Cup starts; the U.S. are in Group B alongside Martinique, Canada and Winner preliminary match 7 (probably Haiti).

Then, in September, the Octagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying begins.

All 14 matches in that group will be played between 2 September 2021 and 30 March 2022, deciding which CONCACAF representatives will be heading to Qatar.

Will Gregg Berhalter’s side kick off this crucial period by lifting some silverware in Denver?

Will Mexico win yet more silverware?

Hirving Lozano

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JUNE 17: Hirving Lozano of Mexico celebrates with team mate Andres Guardado of Mexico after scoring his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium on June 17, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Later on Thursday evening, Mexico took to the field in their semi-final but they came dangerously close to crashing out.

El Tri had made light work of the CONCACAF Nations League in the group stages, winning all four matches with a +10 goal difference against Panama and Bermuda.

However, they found Costa Rica a tougher nut to crack.

It finished 0-0 with Héctor Moreno missing Mexico’s clearest chance, smartly denied by Leonel Moreira.

So, it went to penalties in which Mexico got off to a terrible start with Uriel Antuna skewing the opening kick wide.

However, the scores were back level shortly after when Costa Rica’s Óscar Duarte was denied by Guillermo Ochoa.

Hirving Lozano, Orbelín Pineda, Alan Pulido, Luis Romo and Jesús Gallardo all converted from the spot but Ochoa was the be the hero.

The 35 year old goalkeeper dived to his right and, superbly, denied Allan Cruz as Mexico squeezed through to the final.

It was a close call but now el Tricolor are looking to put more silverware in their cabinet.

Mexico are CONCACAF’s most decorated and dominant international side.

They’ve qualified for 16 World Cups, reached two Copa América Finals, won the FIFA Confederations Cup and Olympic Gold in 2012.

They’ve also won 11 Gold Cups, triumphing in four of the last six, including in the last edition in 2019.

Tata Martino’s side will be looking to retain the Gold Cup when the 2021 iteration begins in July.

They’re in Group A alongside Curaçao, El Salvador and Winner preliminary match 9 (likely Trinidad & Tobago).

Then, as is the case with the United States, they face 14 World Cup Qualifiers in six months, kicking off against Jamaica in September.

Before all of that, el Tri can win two more major trophies and, if they did, it would emphasis their dominance in the CONCACAF region.

Mexico’s record in finals against the U.S. should fill them with confidence ahead of this one.

They’ve only ever lost one major final to their big rivals, occurring at the 2007 Gold Cup, beating USA in the final of the same competition in 1993, 1998, 2009, 2011 and 2019.

They also beat them 3-2 in the one and only CONCACAF Cup in 2015, meaning Mexico’s final record against the U.S. is six wins and just one defeat.

Will Mexico be celebrating success again at Empower Field at Mile High?


United States team news vs Mexico

United States vs Mexico betting tips: CONCACAF Nations League Final preview, predictions and odds

Wales’ Tom Lawrence and USA’s Sergiño Dest during the international friendly at Liberty Stadium, Swansea. (Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images)

Gregg Berhalter named, what most would agree is, the United States’ best available XI for Thursday’s semi-final victory over Honduras so there is unlikely to be too many changes for this one.

Manchester City’s Zack Steffen may be back-up at club level but is firmly first choice for his country.

At the back, Antonee Robinson is likely to keep his place which means Barcelona’s Sergiño Dest stays in his preferred position of right-back and Reggie Cannon is the man who missed out.

In the middle, Aaron Long’s injured, suffered while representing New York Red Bulls earlier this year, means he’s not going to play international football in 2021.

Long’s form meant he would, probably, have been first choice alongside the experienced head at the back John Brooks.

Mark McKenzie, who joined K.R.C. Genk earlier this year, has filled the centre-back void and will get the nod in this final.

In midfield is likely to be where Berhalter makes a sole change from the Honduras tie.

In that one, the US were so slow in possession as they struggled to break down La H’s low, compact defensive block.

However, this is going to be a totally different type of game against a higher-calibre of opposition.

Even so, Valencia’s Yunus Musah could come into the team, in place of Sebastian Lletget who’s a Berhalter favourite.

Juventus’ Weston McKennie will be in the other eight position but, just behind them, Jackson Yueill could continue to deputise for Tyler Adams who’s unlikely to be fit.

In attack, Captain America Christian Pulisic will be dreaming of lifting his first trophy with the U.S. after this match.

He’ll nominally be on the left with Gio Reyna on the other flank and, most likely, Josh Sargent leading the line.

Despite scoring the winner on Thursday, BSC Young Boys’ Jordan Siebatcheu is likely to be on the bench where he’ll find Brenden Aaronson and Timo Weah.

Daryl Dike was, somewhat surprisingly, left out of the squad.

Will USMNT fans have a statement victory to celebrate in Denver?

Mexico team news vs United States

Hirving Lozano

LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 08: Hirving Lozano of Mexico runs with the ball ahead of Davíð Þór Viðarsson of Iceland during their exhibition match at Sam Boyd Stadium on February 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mexico won 1-0. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Similarly to his opposite number, Tata Martino won’t make too many changes from the semi-final, despite the very tight turnaround.

Guillermo Ochoa has won 112 caps and four major honours with Mexico and will be looking to add to both in this one.

El Tri are expected to continue with a back three which’ll feature Néstor Araújo, Edson Álvarez and Héctor Moreno.

The latter is a free agent after leaving Al-Gharafa, so will be hoping his performances for Mexico this summer can help him earn a contract at a new club.

Jesús Gallardo could displace Gerardo Arteaga at left-wing-back.

In the middle, Mexico have a very experienced midfield duo.

Atlético Madrid’s Héctor Herrera and captain Andrés Guardado of Real Betis have, to date, won 80 and 167 caps for Mexico.

Will the latter be presented with the brand spanking new Nations League trophy at full time?

Jonathan dos Santos, who scored the only goal in the 2019 Gold Cup Final against USA, isn’t in the squad this time around.

In attack, Hirving Lozano will start off the left; he’s their star man having scored 14 international goals so far.

On the other side, the place is up for grabs but Diego Lainez could get the nod, once again, over Jesús Manuel Corona.

Mexico’s talismanic centre-forward is Raúl Jiménez but he hasn’t played since suffering a horrible head injury playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers on 29 November 2020.

This leaves a huge void and Alan Pulido could be tasked with leading the attacking, coming in for Henry Martín.

Efraín Álvarez, who’s chosen Mexico despite also representing the U.S. at youth level, isn’t in this squad but is expected to represent el Tri at the Olympics, presuming they go ahead.

Will it be Mexico who win the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League Finals at Empower Field at Mile High?


Predicted United States line-up vs Mexico

Predicted United States line-up vs Mexico

Predicted United States line-up vs Mexico.

Predicted Mexico line-up vs United States

Predicted Mexico line-up vs United States

Predicted Mexico line-up vs United States.

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