Mexico and Dominican Republic face each other today at Estadio Jalisco to start their quest for a spot in the Tokyo Olympic Games. A year later due to the pandemic breakthrough in 2020, the Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship will take place at Guadalajara, months before the main event of sports take place. It will be the teams' first match in the "Group of Death", as they share the zone with the United States and Costa Rica. Here you will find everything there is to know about this exciting soccer match, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
The race for the two Olympic spots at stake is about to begin. After a long time, the expectation is back and the Mexico U-23 team will play at home this important tournament. Jaime Lozano's squad has the pressure to secure the qualification in front of their fans and to claim the title for the third straight time.
Dominican Republic, however, probably won't let the hosts having a comfortable start. The Caribbean side got into this competition following an impressive run in the qualifiers. They were grouped against tough rivals now, and they face a candidate in the very first match.
Mexico vs Dominican Republic: Match Information
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time: 8 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Mexico vs Dominican Republic: Time by State in the US
ET: 8 PM
CT: 7 PM
MT: 6 PM
PT: 5 PM
Mexico vs Dominican Republic: Storylines
The Tri look favorite to clinch one of the two available spots for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. Mexico has been dominant in this competition, as they won it seven times. They've also claimed the title in the last two editions, in 2012 and 2015.
Being the title defenders at their territory, they are expected to seal a place in the Olympics. Jaime Lozano selected many players who have the top-flight experience, which is another strength for the Mexican squad. The group, however, doesn't look easy at all.
Dominican Republic deserve respect. They made their way into this tournament by winning every game from the qualifiers. The Caribbean team defeated Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, and Puerto Rico to finish atop Group D.
How to watch or live stream Mexico vs Dominican Republic in the US
The game to be played between Mexico and Dominican Republic in the first round of the Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship at the Estadio Jalisco will be broadcasted in the US by TUDN.com, Foxsports.com, TUDN App, Fox Sports 1, TUDN USA, and TUDN Radio.
Mexico vs Dominican Republic: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US didn't place their bets yet ahead of this exciting clash, but Mexico are big favorites to claim the first three points to pursue another Olympic Games qualification. According to Caliente, the Mexican side has odds of -1600, while Dominican Republic present odds of +1600. A tie would result in a +750 payout.