What number of objectives will Mexico score against Guatemala and who will score them? Those are the essential inquiries heading into a 2021 Gold Cup bunch stage match that El Tri is relied upon to win easily.
Obviously, that was likewise the assumption in the gathering stage opener against Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, however things didn’t exactly go as arranged (0-0 draw). Notwithstanding outshooting the Soca Warriors 30-4 (7-0 on track), the Mexican side actually never recuperated from the upsetting early injury to Hirving “Chucky” Lozano and the blow of his exit from the game and the competition.
Without Lozano, Mexico needs to track down the rear of the net again for more than self-assurance. El Tri will be anxious to develop its objective contrast mark, which is the sudden death round that will become possibly the most important factor should it finish tied in focuses with some other group in Group A. Since El Salvador beat Guatemala 2-0 in its opener, El Tri will need to log a more extensive wiggle room of triumph.
Lead trainer Gerardo “Goodbye” Martino will likewise trust a positive outcome can end a baffling run of matches against CONCACAF resistance with World Cup qualifying beginning in September against a considerable lot of these equivalent groups. Mexico has just dominated a solitary game in its last five against CONCACAF resistance (1-1-3 with three scoreless draws).
The flawless, broad grass field at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas and a Guatemala side positioned No. 127 on the planet (versus No. 11 for Mexico) ought to demonstrate the remedy for El Tri. Los Chapines are just at the Gold Cup as a trade for Curacao, which was precluded due to a COVID-19 flare-up. The truth of the matter is they neglected to meet all requirements for both the Gold Cup and the last round of World Cup Qualifying. A misfortune will take out Guatemala from dispute after just its second game in the competition.
The most effective method to watch Mexico versus Guatemala
Date: Wednesday, July 14
Time: 10:20 p.m. ET (climate delay, initially 9:30 p.m. ET)
Television slots: FS1
Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN
Streaming: fuboTV; FOX Sports and TUDN applications for validated supporters
The Mexico versus Guatemala Gold Cup bunch stage match will be played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, and it will be communicated on FS1 (English), Univision and TUDN (Spanish).
Those three organizations can be spilled on fuboTV (free 7-day preliminary). It will likewise be accessible to verified supporters on FOX Sports and TUDN applications.
Mexico versus Guatemala beginning setups
As well as missing “Chucky” Lozano, Tata Martino (underneath) will be without back-up forward Alan Pulido, who will be accessible for Sunday’s gathering finale against El Salvador. What’s more, focus back Carlos Salcedo, who was required to sit out in the wake of getting a leg injury against Trinidad and Tobago, holds his spot in the arrangement.
Guatemala is instructed by Mexican Rafael Loredo, who as of late took over on an interval premise in front of the Gold Cup after Los Chapines terminated their previous mentor following their July 6 disposal in the Gold Cup starter cycle (an extra shot misfortune to Guadeloupe).
With only a couple days in charge, Loredo is endeavoring to collect a useful crew which hung on at 0-0 for 80 minutes against El Salvador in the gathering opener prior to falling 2-0. However, both the mentor and his players have discussed the should be more trying in assault than they were against the Salvadorans. They feel that pausing for a moment and guarding somewhere down in their own half against Mexico will just welcome more pressing factor, albeit that is ostensibly inescapable against Mexico, whatever position the Guatelamans expect. In any case, they roll out five improvements to the beginning setup that lost the opener.
Mexico (4-3-3, left to right): 1-Alfredo Talavera-GK — 23-Jesus Gallardo, 3-Carlos Salcedo, 2-Nestor Araujo, 21-Luis Rodríguez — 16-Hector Herrera (capt.), 4-Edson Alvarez, 14-Erick Gutierrez — 10-Orbelin Pineda, 11-Rogelio Funes Mori, 17-Jesus “Tecatito” Corona
Guatemala (5-4-1, left to right): 1-Nicholas Hagen-GK — 2-Moises Hernandez, 4-Jose Pinto (capt.), 20-Gerardo Gordillo, 3-Kevin Garcia, 13-Stheven Robles — 19-Robin Betancourth, 10-Alejandro Galindo, 23-Jorge Aparicio, 18-Oscar Santis — 14-Darwin Lom
Mexico versus Guatemala: Odds and expectation
Trinidad and Tobago pursued, handled and tossed bodies at the Mexico assault to leave away with the 0-0 draw. Particularly with a recently introduced lead trainer, Guatemala just will not have the association or the physicality to keep up and to stop a Mexico group that is enthused about reaffirming its place as the undisputed top choice for the title.
This is an assertion game for Mexico and the end-product ought not be being referred to — the chances are an obvious sign of that. The best approach to wager this game will depend on exactly how wild a reaction you’re anticipating from Mexico.
Regular soccer thinking would persuade that the protecting Gold Cup champs will be hardhearted, even without Lozano. All things considered, the over 3.5 complete objectives is a respectable play. It’s impossible that Mexico will be unfortunate two games in succession.
The last four-objective success by Mexico against Guatemala returned way in the 2005 Gold Cup, however this Guatemalan group has been on a consistent decay and has a great deal of work to never really back to being a serious CONCACAF side. The last gathering between the two groups in September 2020 completed 3-0 for Mexico (13-3 on shots) and that was a Mexico group that didn’t have a productive striker of the type of Rogelio Funes Mori.
Forecast: Mexico 4, Guatemala 0
Chances kindness of DraftKings
Mexico to win: – 2000
Guatemala to win: +3000
Over 3.5 all out objectives: – 115
Mexico – 3 Asian Handicap: – 110
Mexico – 1.25 First Half Asian Handicap: – 125