The USMNT will come against Mexico in the grand 2021 CONCACAF Nations League Final on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at 9:00 PM (ET) at the Empower Field at Mile High in Denver. The US had to get past Honduras 1-0 to get to the final. Meanwhile, Mexico had to endure a little bit more difficult road, which saw them beat Costa Rica after penalties in a 0-0 draw.
Both teams had tough wins in their semifinals matchups Thursday night to advance to this decisive match. The United States won over Honduras 1-0 thanks to an 89th-minute goal by Theoson Siebatcheu. Despite having possession of the ball most of the time, Gregg Berhalter’s side couldn't turn it into goals.
On the other hand, Mexico had similar issues against Costa Rica. Despite controlling the game and having four shots on goal, they couldn’t score and ended up advancing to the final after winning 5-4 on penalties. While picking a straight winner might not be as attractive there are many betting opportunities in the over/under or who scores first that might be much more attractive. Let’s take a look at the betting options and tips for this matchup.
USMNT vs Mexico predictions and tips
This will be their 73rd overall meeting. Interestingly, Mexico are by far the more successful side in head-to-head games, managing a total of 38 wins; the USMNT have emerged victorious 20 times so far, and even 14 matches have ended in a draw throughout the years. This will be the first time they meet in the newly-composed Nations League competition.
The United States began their road towards the Final back in 2019, when they beat Cuba twice, then lost one game to Canada, and triumphed in the other in Group A. Meanwhile, Mexico ended the Group Stage as leaders in Group B after being the better side in all four clashes, twice against Bermuda and Panama.
It is the favorites Mexico who are at +140 to win this clash and become the first CONCACAF Nations League winners, while the wager on the USMNT is at +180. It's worth mentioning that both teams have suffered only two losses in the past two years. The Stars and Stripes lost to Canada 2-0 in the Nations League Group A, and 2-1 to Switzerland in an International Friendly. On the other hand, the Tricolor were defeated by Argentina 4-0 and Wales 1-0, both times in an International Friendly.
A tough battle is expected, but having everything in mind, betting that the match ends in a 2-1 triumph for the US pays out +1000. At $100, the bettor could earn $1,000. If you got to pick anyone to put the ball in the back of the net in this game look no further than Christian Pulisic, as he is at +750 to be the first one to score.
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