The Gold Cup 2021 started with a surprise. Trinidad and Tobago held Mexico to a goalless match in the opening game of the tournament. While El Tri tried its best to score, goalkeeper Marvin Phillip was the hero of the night with impressive saves to help his team win their first point in the group stage.
In the first half, Tata Martino’s team was the owner of the ball but they weren’t accurate in the last few meters. However, the real highlight of the first 45 minutes was the injury of Hirving Lozano. The Napoli player seemed to suffer a neck injury and he left the pitch with a deep cut in his eyebrow after accidentally colliding with the goalkeeper from the Soca Warriors.
Phillip was the MVP of the night. He saved 6 shots from Mexico, and prevented them from scoring. Jesús ‘Tecatito’ Corona and Rogelio Funes Mori had their chances, but failed to score. Here, check out the highlights from this match.
Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago: Match Preview
Mexico will come against Trinidad and Tobago at the AT&T Stadium in Texas today, July 10, 2021, at 10:00 PM (ET) in the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2021 Group Stage. Here, you will find when this Group A Matchday 1 soccer game will be played and how to watch it in the US.
This will be their 26th overall meeting. There are no surprises here as Mexico are the heavy favorites in head-to-head clashes, having celebrated a victory on 16 occasions so far; Trinidad and Tobago have grabbed a triumph four times to this day, and the remaining five games have ended in a draw.
Their most recent game was played on October 2, 2019, when the Tricolor managed to win with a final result of 2-0 in an International Friendly. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as these two countries clash for the first time since then, this time at the Gold Cup 2021.
Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago: Match Information
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Time: 10:00 PM (ET)
Location: AT&T Stadium, Texas
Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago: Times by State in the US
ET: 10:00 PM
CT: 9:00 PM
MT: 8:00 PM
PT: 7:00 PM
Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago: Storylines
Mexico men's national soccer team have featured in eight International fixtures this year. They have played two CONCACAF Nations League Playoffs games, beating Costa Rica in the Semis, only to lose to the UMNT in the grand Final. The Tricolor have also featured in six International Friendlies, winning four of them, drawing once, and losing once.
Trinidad and Tobago, meanwhile, have taken part in seven international fixtures so far in 2021. They have played one International friendly, losing to the USMNT, four World Cup Qualifiers in the CONCACAF Group F, triumphing in two of them. The Soca Warriors beat Guyana and Saint Kitts and Nevis, only to be held by the Bahamas and Puerto Rico to a draw, failing to qualify for the next stage. They earned their way into the Gold Cup through qualifications, where they got past Montserrat and French Guiana.
These opponents have a long history of clashes as their first one dates back to March 12, 1967, when Mexico cruised past the Soca Warriors 4-0 in the CONCACAF Championship. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see who gets to go into the next game with a win in Matchday 1.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago in the U.S.
The 2021 Gold Cup Group A Matchday 1 game between Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago, to be played today, at the AT&T Stadium in Texas, will be broadcasted on FOX Sports App, TUDN App, TUDN USA, Foxsports.com, Fox Sports 1, Univision NOW, TUDN.com, Univision in the United States.
Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago: Predictions And Odds
The odds are heavily in favor of Mexico. DraftKings see them as the absolute favorites to claim their first win in the tournament and they have given them -1667 odds. The away side Trinidad and Tobago, meanwhile, have a whopping +3500 odds to cause an upset this weekend, while a tie would result in a +770 payout.
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* Odds via DraftKings