Gold Cup 2021 matchday 3 is over. Mexico beat El Salvador 1-0 to win the first spot in Group A. It was a tight game in the Cotton Bowl Stadium, but El Tri was the better team and took the victory thanks to a goal by Luis Rodríguez in the first half. Both teams reached the quarterfinals.
The first minutes of the game were disputed, with Mexico and El Salvador trying to win the ball in the middle. However, El Tri scored first 25 minutes into the match when Luis ‘Chaka’ Rodríguez struck the ball and hit one of the defenders to end up in the goal.
El Salvador tried to tie the game but Alfredo Talavera saved several shots to maintain the distance. Alexander Larín also had a chance to score from a free-kick but his shot hit the post. Here, check out the highlights and goals:
Mexico vs El Salvador: Match Preview
The Gold Cup 2021 group stage is almost over. today, July 18, Mexico and El Salvador will clash at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas with the top spot of Group A on the line. La Selecta are currently first with six points, while El Tri have four so far. Here, find out information, predictions, odds and how to watch this match in the US.
El Salvador had the best possible start in the tournament with two victories in the first two games. First, they won 2-0 over Guatemala and then beat Trinidad and Tobago with the same score. Now, they have a big test against defending champions Mexico.
After drawing with Trinidad and Tobago in the first game, Mexico went ahead with everything and beat Guatemala 3-0 with a brace from Rogelio Funes Mori and a goal by Orbelin Pineda. Now, they are looking to steal the top of the group with a victory over El Salvador.
Mexico vs El Salvador: Match Information
Date: Sunday, July 18, 2021.
Time: 10:00 PM (ET).
Location: Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, Texas.
Mexico vs El Salvador: Time by State in the US
ET: 10:00 PM
CT: 09:00 PM
MT: 08:00 PM
PT: 07:00 PM
Mexico vs El Salvador: Storylines
There’s a long history between Mexico and El Salvador. El Tri have a record of 24 wins, 1 draw and 4 defeats against El Salvador. In the Gold Cup, they have met in three matches, with Mexico winning all of them and only conceding one goal.
Their most recent meeting came at the group stage of the 2017 Gold Cup. Hedgardo Marin, Elias Hernandez and Orbelin Pineda scored in a 3-1 victory for Mexico. However, this time, El Salvador are hopeful to get a good result thanks to their talent upfront.
El Tri have to be careful with names such as Jairo Henriquez, who is the goalscorer of El Salvador, so far. But with the knockout stage still on the line, El Tri will try to clear any doubt of their capability to defend their title.
How to watch or live stream Mexico vs El Salvador in the US
The game between Mexico and El Salvador, to be played today, July 18, at Cotton Bowl for Gold Cup 2021 will be broadcasted in the US by Univision, TUDN USA, Fox Sports 1, FOX Sports App, TUDN App, Foxsports.com, Univision NOW, TUDN.com, SiriusXM FC.
Mexico vs El Salvador: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions for this match. FanDuel has Mexico as the strong favorite. El Tri have odds of -470, while El Salvador have +1200. In case of a tie, the payout would be +440.
*Odds by FanDuel