Mexico defeated Guatemala 3-0 at Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on Matchday 2 of the 2021 Gold Cup. El Tri claimed their first victory in Group A and took an important step towards the knockout stages. Check out the goals and highlights of the game here.
As soon as the teams took the field, Gerardo Martino's boys showed their ambition and put pressure on Rafael Loredo's men. Mexico's opener came pretty quickly thanks to a brilliant strike from Rogelio Funes Mori, who was on target again in the second half. Orbelín Pineda scored the third goal of the night to secure Mexico's first win in the 2021 Gold Cup. With this result, Guatemala were knocked out of the tournament.
Guatemala vs Mexico: Match Preview
Guatemala and title favorites Mexico face each other today at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, for Matchday 2 of the Concacaf Gold Cup 2021 Group A. Both teams are looking for their first victory in the continental tournament to have chances to advance to the knockout stage. Here, find out everything there’s to know about this soccer match, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Defending champions, Mexico didn’t have a pleasant start in the tournament, after Trinidad and Tobago’s goalkeeper Marvin Phillip prevented them from scoring in the first match. El Tri and the Soca Warriors drew that night, and now Mexico is obligated to win against Guatemala.
Meanwhile, Los Chapines couldn’t do much against El Salvador in their opener. La Selecta struggled to score but managed to get two goals ten minutes before the final. Now, Rafael Loredo’s boys will have to play their best if they want to scratch some points from Mexico this Wednesday.
Guatemala vs Mexico: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
Time: 09:30 PM (ET).
Location: Cotton Bowl, Texas.
Guatemala vs Mexico: Time by State in the US
ET: 09:30 PM
CT: 08:30 PM
MT: 07:30 PM
PT: 06:30 PM
Guatemala vs Mexico: Storylines
These teams have a long history together, with 32 matches between them. Mexico is clearly the best side with 21 wins against the four of Los Chapines. In the Gold Cup, they have faced each other in seven matches, with Mexico claiming five wins and two draws.
The last time they met in the Gold Cup was in the 2015 edition when they played to a 0-0 draw. Now, Guatemala will try to keep a strong defense. However, despite Mexico not having Hirving Lozano, they still have a strong attack with Jesus Corona and Rogelio Funes Mori.
In Guatemala, Luis Martinez is one of the weapons to make damage and he came with two goals from the Prelims. Jairo Arreola and Marvin Ceballos are also options to attack Mexico's defense.
How to watch or live stream Guatemala vs Mexico in the Gold Cup 2021
The game between Guatemala and Mexico, to be played this Wednesday, July 14, at Cotton Bowl for the Gold Cup 2021 will be broadcasted in the US by TUDN.com, Univision, Univision NOW, Foxsports.com, TUDN USA, TUDN App, FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 1, SiriusXM FC.
Guatemala vs Mexico: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions. According to FanDuel, Mexico is the strong favorite with odds of -3000, while Guatemala has odds of +5000. In case of a tie, it would result in a +1200 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel