Mexico Seeking revenge
Arch-rivals Mexico and Team USA will face each other for a crucial World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Azteca on Thursday night in Mexico City. The two teams are locked on 21 points in the CONCACAF group with both eager to claim all three points. If you want to bet on this match, our sportsbook has you covered with a tone of betting markets and props.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier odds for Mexico vs USA. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Mexico: Disappointing Campaign
Tata Martino’s men endured a disappointing end to 2021. Three straight defeats against Ecuador, Tea, USA and Canada saw them finish the year on a four-game winless run. Still, they have yet to taste defeat in 2022. Thanks to victories over Jamaica and Panama, along with a draw against Costa Rica, the Mexicans are in a strong position to earn their World Cup automatic spot.
The road to Qatar has been anything but smooth for the hosts, who have lost more games during this campaign than they did in their entire 2018 qualifying campaign. Martino has tried to implement a tiki-taka style to Mexico, which has not been as successful as it was for years at Barcelona. Martino is under huge pressure amid reports that he might get sacked after this clash.
Mexico was forced to play with a limited capacity for their last two qualifying games, but they will now have a full crowd that could help them push toward an important win. Mexico is unbeaten in five home qualifying games, and Martino has a strong, experienced squad, including the likes of Wolverhampton forward Raul Jimenez, Napoli striker Hirving Lozano and Sevilla wide man Jesus Corona.
Although the Mexicans have failed to beat Team USA in each of their past three head-to-heads, they will fancy their chances of exploiting Gregg Berhalter’s depleted squad. The value is on the hosts so we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays. They will definitely dominate the game and create many scoring opportunities.
Team USA: Depleted Squad
The United States enters their final three games in high spirits after a 3-0 win at home over Honduras last time out. Juventus’ Weston McKennie and Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic were again on target, either side of a Walker Zimmerman goal, and it was a solid defensive effort too with Honduras failing to record a shot on target. The visitors have been hit by injuries ahead of the critical March World Cup qualifiers that will decide the country’s fate for the WC. At least three starters from the last international break were left off the roster, with McKennie, Sergino Dest and Matt Turner all sidelined for the upcoming three crucial fixtures.
One of the most recent additions to the list, Brenden Aaronson, was withdrawn from the RB Salzburg starting XI just prior to last weekend’s Austrian Bundesliga clash. Dortmund’s Gio Reyna has missed nearly the entire club season with a hamstring injury. He has finally returned to the field successfully but he will not be forced back into action.
USMNT’s away form during this campaign has not been impressive, having been held to draws at El Salvador and Jamaica as well as losing 1-0 at Panama. Only five goals have been conceded in five away matches, though, so Team USA is unlikely to allow too many goals. If you’re betting online, you should know that the international fixtures tend to stay under in terms of goals scored.
Mexico vs USA Head-to-Head
In the reverse fixture back in November, the Americans claimed an impressive 2-0 win over Mexico. USMNT has enjoyed playing against Mexico in recent times. The Mexicans have not tasted victory against the USMNT since 2019, but the hosts have an impressive 9-1-2 home record overall against the Americans, whose only win at Mexican soccer’s holy grail came in a friendly back in 2012.
The mutual encounters between the two sides are generally producing goals at both ends but not on Mexican soil, so if you want to bet on unders, you should go for it.
Mexico vs USA Game Information
- Game: Mexico (6-3-2) vs. USA (6-3-2)
- Location: Azteca Stadium, Mexico City
- Day/Time: Thursday, 10 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Mexico vs USA Betting Lines
|Mexico||-½ +120||+120||2½+120o||1½+140o / 1½-170u|
|USA||+½ -150||+265||2½-150u||½-170o / ½+140u|
Mexico vs USA Predictions
The hosts are slight favorites at +120 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds. Both sides have been struggling in recent months, although they each have enough quality in the finals third to make a difference. The Azteca is not the easiest venue to play in and we expect this one to be very cagey. Still, the hosts have their best squad at their disposal while Team USA is missing many key players.
Second place is up for grabs. Mexico will be looking for revenge and their fighting spirit will once again be the key to this fixture. With Panama breathing down their neck, sitting four points behind them, Mexico will enter this clash all guns blazing and we expect them to add three more points to their tally.