The US and Mexico will battle for Concacaf supremacy again Sunday when the teams square off in the 2021 Gold Cup last at Allegiant Stadium outdoor Las Vegas. Mexico whip the USMNT 1-0 in the 2019 Gold Cup last, but the Americans knocked off El Tri 3-2 in the title game at June’s Nations League competition. This kind of teams has won the title in each and every event but one since the confederation’s top competition was once renamed the Gold Cup in 1991. The USMNT has won six Gold Cups, while Mexico has won eight times and has 11 Concacaf titles overall. The United States whip Qatar 1-0 in Thursday’s semifinal, while Mexico edged Canada 2-1 to advance.
Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m ET. William Hill Sportsbook lists Mexico as the +125 favorite (risk $100 to win $125) on the 90-minute money line in its latest USMNT vs. Mexico odds, while america is the +220 underdog. The over-under for complete goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Mexico vs. USMNT picks or Gold Cup 2021 predictions, you want to see what consummate soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports author and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the place the globe.
Now, Green has taken a near look at the USMNT vs. Mexico matchup and revealed his Gold Cup 2021 picks. You’ll head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the Gold Cup odds and betting trends 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 +125, USA +220, Draw +200USA: The Americans have outscored opponents 44-9 since the start of 2020 (13-1-1).Mexico: El Tri has a 32-10 goal virtue over its foes since the start of 2020 (12-4-2).Why you must back the USMNT
The Americans come in with supreme confidence despite lacking some key pieces. They have got won eight straight games, while allowing just three goals, and have 13 consecutive wins on U.S. earth. A type of wins was once the Nations League last in June, and while the USMNT has several players out on European club duty, the team has displayed its depth in this tournament. Daryl Dike has a shoulder injury, but Gyasi Zardes also is a standout up top. He scored in the 86th minute to push the American past Qatar, and each and every has scored twice in america’s five games.
Matthew Hoppe and Nicholas Gioachinni have been disruptive and could cause problems for a Mexican defense that struggled with the pace of Canada’s forwards. The Americans also have been playing stellar defense, keeping a clean sheet Thursday against the tournament’s top-scoring team. Qatar came in with 11 goals in its four games and it had 18 shots, but only two of those were on the right track. Goalkeeper Matt Turner’s confidence has been building, and young fullbacks James Sands, Miles Robinson, Sam Vines and Shaq Moore have turned absent each and every chance.
Why you must back Mexico
El Tri is 5-1 against america in Gold Cup finals since 1991 and has the swagger as the defending champion. The Mexicans even have a full No. 1 squad while the Americans are lacking several players from the team that won the Nations League last, including all three goal-scorers. Mexico has not missing since that CNL setback, going 6-2-0 and not allowing a goal until Thursday’s semifinal. Its only other loss since the start of 2020 was once 1-0 in a March friendly against Wales, the world’s 17th-ranked team. Mexico is ranked 11th, nine spots ahead of the USMNT.
Mexico held the ball for 60 percent of the match against Canada and has dominated possession all through the Gold Cup 2021. Hector Herrera, Edson Alvarez and Junior dos Santos hold the ball in the middle and set up playmakers Orebelin Pineda and Jesus Corona. Pineda scored his third goal of the tournament against the Canucks to tie striker Rogelio Funes Mori for the team lead, and Corona scored 63 seconds into the June assembly. The Mexico-USA rivalry is all the time a testy affair, and El Tri’s veterans will try to rattle the young American side in this immense match.
How to make Mexico vs. USMNT picks
Green has taken an in-depth look at the USMNT vs. Mexico match and has locked in three strong best bets, including two that return plus-money. He is only sharing those picks at SportsLine.
So who wins USMNT vs. Mexico? And where does all of the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the most efficient bets for america vs. Mexico match, all from the soccer expert who has generated almost $19,000 for $100 bettors over the last four seasons, and find out.