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Gold Cup Round 3: Mexico vs El Salvador: Preview, Prediction, Where to watch and Odds

Alex Jones
17 Jul 2021
Gold Cup Round 3: Mexico vs El Salvador: Preview, Prediction, Where to watch and Odds

This Sunday night, Mexico faces El Salvador in the third match of the Gold Cup North and Central America group stage. Mexico started this tournament with a big surprise, where they drew against Trinidad & Tobago 0-0. Although they dominated the match, they weren't able to score. Thirty goal attempts for Mexico, but unfortunately, the fate was against the Mexicans. Trinidad's goalkeeper, Philips, made some fantastic saves, who gave his team a precious point. After this surprise result, Mexico faced Guatemala. In this match, the Mexicans did everything perfectly, won 3-0 without questioning the result at any moment. Rogelio Funes with two goals, and Pineda gave 3 points to their national team. At the moment, Mexico is 2nd in group A with 4 points. On the other side, El Salvador has done everything perfectly. First, they played against Guatemala, where they won 2-0 on a late win. Both goals were scored after 80 minutes of the game. El Salvador coach H.Perez substituted five players in the second half, and 2 of them were able to score in this match. A.Roldan on 81 minutes and Rivas on 96 sealed the victory. In the second match, they faced Trinidad & Tobago. Again like they did in the first match, El Salvador dominated the game in all 90 minutes. They scored the opening goal with Henriquez on 30 minutes of the game, and then the substitute Martinez scored a dramatic goal, where the ball hit twice the post and then reached the attacker who scored very easy with an empty net. El Salvador leads the group with 6 points. Will Mexico be able to take the lead of Group A? They need to win to be on top of group A.

Previous head to heads

Mexico has faced El Salvador 38 times in terms of head-to-head records, won 32 duels, draw 1, and lost five matches. Since 27 March 1935, they played for the first time, and until now, we can see great domination of Mexico. If we analyze the last matches between them, Mexico has won the last seven duels. Both teams played their last game in 2017 in the group stage of the gold cup 2017, where Mexico won 3-1.

Injury updates

Mexico comes to this match with a great loss. Their superstar Lozano will not play due to a head injury in the game against Trinidad and Tobago. Mexico's medical staff reported that the injury was horrible, and he will miss the rest of the Gold Cup. He got injured in the 10th minute during a collision with goalkeeper Philip. The good news for Mexico is that the striker Alan Pulido is back from an injury to his lower leg. On the other side, El Salvador will come to this match with all the team in great form.

Predictions, odds, and Livestream

Watch Mexico vs El Salvador Free at Bet365

This Sunday night, both teams play their final game in the group stage of the Gold Cup. El Salvador has secured the advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. They will play in this match only to obtain first place in the group. On the other side, Mexico hasn't yet secured the quarterfinals. They need one more point to advance to the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, if they lose, and on the other side, Guatemala wins against Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico will be out of this tournament. Mexico's coach said during an interview that the only option for his team is to win the match and secure first place on the Gold cup Group stage. Bookmakers see Mexico as the favorite team to win this match.

Mexico to win ( 1.28 )

Draw (5.45 )

El Salvador to win (12.00 )

Prediction: Mexico and over 2.5

As for Livestream, you can watch the match on Univision, TUDN USA, Fox Sports 1, FOX Sports App, TUDN App, Foxsports.com, Univision NOW, TUDN.com, and SiriusXM FC.

Game information

Date: 19/07/2021

Time: 04:00 Am (CET)

Venue: Cotton Bowl ( Dallas)

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