The 2019/20 Concacaf Nations League Finals will finally take place after a long delay due to the pandemic outbreak. Mexico and Costa Rica square off today at the Empower Field at Mile High in Denver in one of the semifinal matchups hoping to make it to the defining game to be played on Sunday. The winner will face either the USMNT or Honduras. Here, check out the match information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
El Tricolor head to this clash aiming to take care of business and reach the grand final of the tournament. Gerardo Martino's boys have been dominant in the region recently, and they want to get their hands in this trophy in its inaugural edition.
On the other hand, Los Ticos will try to resist Mexico's strength even though they head as the underdogs. They won't have their world-class goalkeeper Keylor Navas between the sticks, which will turn this game into an even more challenging task for them.
Mexico vs Costa Rica: Match Information
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Time: 10 PM (ET)
Location: Empower Field at Mile High, Denver
Mexico vs Costa Rica: Time by State in the US
ET: 10 PM
CT: 9 PM
MT: 8 PM
PT: 7 PM
Mexico vs Costa Rica: Storylines and Head-to-Head
It's been a long time since the Concacaf Nations League began, as the group stage kicked off in 2019 and the finals were scheduled for 2020. A year later due to the Covid-19 eruption, the inaugural edition of the tournament will be finally concluded this week.
Mexico head to this game as frontrunners to lift the trophy, even though they'll need to get past Costa Rica first. Gerardo Martino's team, however, has already beat them in an international friendly played in March. Will El Tricolor repeat such a result to remain alive in the competition?
Meanwhile, Los Ticos will try to pull off an unexpected triumph over one of the strongest sides of the Concacaf. They haven't won in 2021 yet, but that wouldn't matter if they do so in this game. This will be the 56th meeting between these two national teams. Mexico have been dominant with 31 victories, while Costa Rica only won six games, and they've tied 18 times.
Mexico vs Costa Rica: Concacaf Nations League 2021 Standings
The group stage that was played in 2019 saw these two clinching a berth in the semifinals. Mexico did it in great fashion as they finished atop Group B with 12 points, while Costa Rica sat first in Group D with six points.
Mexico vs Costa Rica: Concacaf Nations League 2021 Top Scorers
José Macías is Mexico's leading goalscorer as he has been on target three times, while Francisco Calvo is Costa Rica's top scorer with two goals.
How to watch or live stream Mexico vs Costa Rica in the US
The Concacaf Nations League semifinal duel between Mexico and Costa Rica to be played at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver will be broadcast in the US by Univision NOW, Paramount+, TUDN.com, TUDN USA, Univision, and TUDN App.
Mexico vs Costa Rica: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers in the US have already placed their bets ahead of this clash, and they believe El Tricolor will advance to the Concacaf Nations League grand final. FanDuel has given Mexico odds of -220, while Costa Rica have +550, and a tie would result in a +300 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.