The USMNT and Mexico have been the only two teams to win a Gold Cup title. That won’t change with this year’s championship, which will see the teams face off again Sunday. Canada won the event in 2000. El Tri won eight of the remaining eight Gold Cup titles since Concacaf’s top competition changed in 1991. Mexico is the current champion. They beat the USA 1-0 in 2019’s final. Mexico has also won 11 confederation titles. The United States defeated high-scoring Qatar with no goals and won the semifinal 1-0. To beat Canada, the Mexicans won their match nine minutes late in the second half.
Kickoff at Allegiant Stadium will take place at 8:30 p.m. ET. William Hill Sportsbook has Mexico listed as the +115 favorite (risk $100 for $115) in the latest USMNT odds. The USA is the +240 underdog. The 2.5-goal over-under is the goal total. You should read the opinions of Martin Green, a consummate soccer insider, before making any Mexico vs. USMNT picks.
Green worked in the betting industry for many years and became a professional handicapper and sports writer. He has also covered the game around the world. His European soccer picks have been perfect since then. Since 2017, Green has made nearly $19,000 in $100 bettors’ winnings, and he is always on the pulse of soccer all around the world.
Green now has his Gold Cup 2021 picks after examining the USMNT vs. Mexico matchup. To see the picks, you can visit SportsLine. These are the betting trends and Gold Cup odds for Mexico vs. USMNT.
- USMNT vs. Mexico spread: Mexico -0.5 (+120)
- USMNT vs. Mexico over-under: 2.5 goals (under -160, over +130)
- USMNT vs. Mexico 90-minute money line: Mexico +115, USA +240, Draw +200
- USA: Since 2020, the Americans have outscored their opponents 44-9 (13-1-1).
- Mexico: El Tri has a 32-10 goal lead over its foes from the start 2020 (12-4-22).
Why the USMNT should be supported
While the Americans may appear to be shorthanded with many star players at camp with European clubs, the Americans have shown their depth and talent throughout the Gold Cup. Daryl Dike, the top scoring threat, has been suffering from a shoulder injury. However Gyasi Zardes, a veteran player has stepped in when necessary. Each have scored two goals in the five matches. Zardes won against Qatar and has scored 14 goals in his career for the USMNT. Mexico’s defense struggled with Canada’s pace, but the USA has many young attackers that it can rely upon.
Mexico: Why you should support it
El Tri has met the Americans six times in Gold Cup finals and has won five of them. Mexico’s record is 4-1-2 in seven of its last seven meetings. However, it lost 3-2 in its last matchup to the Americans — June’s Concacaf Nations League final. This is not the same United States team. All three of the Yanks’ goal-scorers are currently in training overseas. El Tri is now 6-2-0 since that defeat, and have not conceded a goal in seven consecutive games going into Thursday’s semifinal match against Canada.Last Updated on October 2, 2021