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2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Final: USA vs Mexico: Match Analysis, Prediction and Odds

Alex Jones
01 Aug 2021
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2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Final: USA vs Mexico: Match Analysis, Prediction and Odds

The 2021 Gold Cup final will be between Mexico and USA. As was expected from the beginning of this tournament, the two most favorite teams have done a fantastic performance so far, reaching the final for the 2nd consecutive time. USA has advanced here with a backup squad that has shown tremendous defensive resolve. Mexico got off to a slow start in the tournament, but has kicked into gear as the final approaches.

USA came to the final, winning all the matches during their journey. They finished first in the group stage with 9 points. In the quarter-finals, they faced an intermediate team like Jamaica. Fortunately, they were able to score in the 83rd minute of the match with M.Hoppe. In the semifinals, they faced Qatar. Again in this match, USA had a lot of work to break the Qatar defense. They won 1-0 by a late goal of G.Zardes in 86 minutes of the match.

On the other side, Mexico finished first in the group stage with 7 points, two wins, and a draw. In the quarter-finals, they faced Honduras. It was a game dominated by the Mexicans, which scored three quick goals in the 26th, 31st, and 38th minute. In the following minutes, they managed the result and saved some energy for the semifinals. At the semifinal, they faced Canada. A hard-fought match by both teams, creating many chances, but Mexico was able to score in the last "breath" in the 99th minute of the game. A great cross in the middle of Canada's zone found Herrera wide opened, who found the bottom corner of the net with a clever shot. Now the grand finale has arrived, who will lift the trophy?

Head-to-head matches

This will be the 72nd all-time meeting between these two nations, and Mexico holds a 36W-20D-15L advantage. If we analyze the last ten matches, we can see a slight advantage of Mexico, winning five matches, drawing 3, and losing 2. The last match between these two teams was played last month in the CONCACAF Nations League Finals. The USA won the game, which finished 2-2, but in extra time USA scored in the 114th minute of the match by Pulisic.

Injury updates

Both teams come to this match without injuries. All the players are fully fit ahead of this match. Following his strike against Qatar, Zardes has scored in two of his three most recent appearances as a USA second-half substitute. Meanwhile, Mexico's Rogelio Funes Mori has scored four goals in the competition, three arriving before the 30th minute. Orbelin Pineda stepped in for Lozano as a winger, enjoying a fantastic tournament with three goals and one assist. He's been a devastating creative presence, popping up all over the field to receive the ball and cycle possession while also playing well-placed crosses. Porto attacker Jesús Corona is said to be on Tottenham's radar and for a good reason. The 28-year-old is dangerous when dribbling, attracting, and pulling defenders out of position, which in turn opens up space for his teammates.

Predictions, odds, and where to watch

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Both teams come to this match in excellent form, without losing any game so far in this tournament. Mexico is led by Gerardo "Tata" Martino, now in the third year of his tenure. He has compiled a 29-3-3 record, but recent poor performances have been a cause for concern in local media. Winning the Gold Cup was described as "an obligation," acknowledging the importance of the tournament. While this match will have little-to-no impact on World Cup Qualifying. Everything can happen in this match. One game decides who will lift the trophy, so no mistakes are allowed in this match.

Bookmakers see Mexico as most favorite team to advance and lift the trophy. 2.30 odds for Mexico to win this match, and 3.25 for USA. But at this moment, the odds are the last thing we have to refer to if we are looking to place a bet. We invite everyone to watch this match Livestream on Foxsports.com, TUDN USA, Univision NOW, TUDN.com, Univision, TUDN App, Fox Sports 1, and FOX Sports App. You can also watch the match and check the odds on betting platforms like Bet365, William Hill, 1xBet.

Prediction: Mexico win

Game information

  • Date: August 02, 2021
  • Time: 02:30 AM (CET)
  • Venue: Allegiant Stadium (Paradise)
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