Mexico won 0-1 over Costa Rica for Matchday 2 of the Final Round of the Concacaf 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. The lone goal of the match was by Orbelin Pineda from the penalty spot at the 45th minute of the match. With this victory, El Tri are unbeaten with two victories so far.
However, not everything was good news for Mexico as Alexis Vega, who started the match, had to be replaced after getting injured. The forward had to leave the pitch in a stretcher. Costa Rica players received several yellow cards during the game, but Mexicans could overcome that and took the match. Here, check out the highlights and goals:
Costa Rica vs Mexico: Match preview
Costa Rica will come against Mexico at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in San Jose today, September 5, 2021, at 7:00 PM (ET) in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers 2022. Here, you will find everything there is to know about this Final Round Matchday 2 game, such as the preview, information, predictions, odds, storylines, and how to watch or live stream the match in the US.
This will be their 58th overall meeting. There are no surprises here as Mexico are the firm favorites in head-to-head clashes, having celebrated a victory on 33 occasions so far; Costa Rica have grabbed a triumph just seven times to this day, and 17 games have ended in a draw.
Their most recent match was played on June 3, 2021, when El Tri emerged victorious on penalties after a goalless 0-0 draw in the 2021 CONCACAF Nations League Semi-Finals. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as these two countries clash for the third time this year, this time at the World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.
Costa Rica vs Mexico: Match Information
Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Nacional De Costa Rica
Costa Rica vs Mexico: Time By State in the U.S.
ET: 7:00 PM
CT: 6:00 PM
MT: 5:00 PM
PT: 4:00 PM
Costa Rica vs Mexico: Storylines
In the Matchday 1 of the World Cup Qualifiers Final Round, on September 2, Costa Rica's national team faced Panama. The game ended in a disappointing goalless 0-0 draw. Meanwhile, Mexico met with Jamaica in the opening match on the same day, and they salvaged a late 2-1 victory.
These opponents have a long history of clashes as their first one dates back to April 2, 1935, when surprisingly, La Sele grabbed a 2-0 triumph in the 1935 Central American and Caribbean Games. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see if either one of the clubs will grab the three points in Matchday 2 in the Final Qualifying Round.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Costa Rica vs Mexico in the U.S.
The 2022 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers Third Round Matchday 2 game between Costa Rica and Mexico, to be played today at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in San Jose, will be broadcasted on UNIVERSO, CBS Sports Network, Telemundo, Paramount+, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo in the United States.
Costa Rica vs Mexico: Predictions And Odds
The odds are heavily in favor of Mexico. FanDuel see them as the absolute favorites to claim their second win in this stage and they have given them -130 odds. The home side Costa Rica, meanwhile, have a +370 odds to cause an upset this weekend, while a tie would result in a +250 payout.
* Odds by FanDuel