Gold Cup 2021 Finals: USA vs Mexico Football Predictions and Betting Odds, US Wins 1-0
Match Update, Full Time
USA 1, Mexico 0
Miles Robinson, 117m
MILES ROBINSON IN THE 117TH MINUTE 😱
The @USMNT takes the lead!!!!f
US wins after a comeback in the second half and extra time
|Shots on Goal||5 (1st Half 3, 2nd Half 1)||5 (1st Half 0, 2nd half 3)|
|Possession||64% (1st half 67%, 2nd half 63%)||36% (1st Half 33%, 2nd Half 37% )|
|Corners||11 (First Half 4, 2nd Half 4)||6 (First Half 0, 2nd Half 4)|
With Mexico defeating the Canadians on Thursday night, the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup has finally reached its end with Mexico taking on USA on Sunday night in the finals. USA defeated Qatar in the first semi-finals of Gold Cup 2021. Both the teams have been excellent with their performance in this tournament and are equally poised to be crowned as the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup champions.
On Thursday, the US was up against Qatar in the first semi-finals. Both the teams presented an excellent performance with none of the teams scoring in the first half. There was no goal in most of the second half as well and it seemed that the match was headed for extra time, US forward substitute Gyasi Zardes who came in for Daryl Dike in the 69th minute tricked the Qatari defense to score the only goal of the match. With the victory, USA became the first team to qualify for the finals of 2021 Gold Cup.
Mexico on the other hand faced the challenge of Canada in the 2nd semi-finals. In the first half Mexico was lucky to be awarded a penalty in the injury time which forward Orbelín Pineda converted. Canada was quick to equalize in the second half and the score remained at 1-1 until 90 minutes. However, the Mexican once again scored in injury time and at the final whistle, Mexico was 2-1 goals ahead of Canada.
Mexico has scored 9 Goals in the Gold Cup while conceding just 1 Goal. US on the other hand has scored 10 Goals while also conceding just 1 Goal
The finals between USA and Mexico will be played at Allegiant Stadium which is located in Paradise, Nevada, United States.
USA vs Mexico Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Predicted Winner
In overall head-to-head clashes, Mexico have had an edge over USA. Even in the last Gold Cup, USA was up against Mexico in the finals. United States lost the finals due to the 73rd minute goal by the Mexican midfielder Jonathan dos Santos. This year, the US has had a slightly better tournament than Mexico.
However, considering the head-to-head stats as well as looking at the players performance from both teams, Mexico holds an edge over USA in final on Sunday night.
|Mexico||United States||Predicted Winner|
|Smarkets||Odds: 2.30||Odds: 3.50||Mexico|
|Betting Expert||Odds: 2.3||Odds: 3.45||Mexico|
USA vs Mexico Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Player Line Up
Predicted Formation USA: 4-3-3
Predicted Formation Mexico: 3-4-3
United States: Daryl Dike, Matthew Hoppe, Paul Arriola, Sebastian Lletget, Gianluca Busio, Kellyn Acosta, Samuel Vines, Shaquell Moore, Miles Robinson and James Sand
Mexico: Jesús Corona, Rogelio Funes Mori, Orbelín Pineda, Luís Rodríguez, Jonathan Dos Santos, Edson Álvarez, Héctor Herrera, Carlos Salcedo, Héctor Moreno and Jesús Gallardo
USA vs Mexico Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Offensive and Defensive stats
|US Forwards||Average Gold Cup rating|
|Rogelio Funes Mori||7.38|
|Overall, US is ahead|
|US MidField||Average Gold Cup rating|
|Overall, Mexico is ahead|
|US Defense||Average Gold Cup rating|
|Both teams on par|
USA vs Mexico Football Predictions and Betting Odds: CONCACAF Gold Cup 2021 Form
Both USA and Mexico are undefeated in this year’s Gold Cup. However, Mexico have one win less than USA as they played a draw with Trinidad and Tobago. They scored a total of 4 goals and did not concede a goal in Group matches. In the quarter finals, Mexico defeated Honduras by 3-0 goals and went on to defeat Canada by 2-1 in the semi-finals.
United States on the other hand won all the three group games and scored a total of 8 goals and conceded just 1 goal. In the quarter finals, USA defeated Jamaica and then went on to beat Qatar in the semi-finals.
USA vs Mexico Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Head-to-head
Mexico and USA have been the top 2 North American Footballing nations. When the two teams met in the past, both the teams did hold equal chances of finding a victory in the match.
In last five matches between the two teams including the international friendlies, both the teams have won 2 matches while one match ended in a draw.
Last time the two teams met was in CONCACAF Nations League 2021 match. USA won the match by 3-2 goals.
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“It’s nice to make the final, but we want to win the final. Our No. 1 goal is to win the Gold Cup. We said that before the Gold Cup, and we’ll say it again.”Gregg Berhalter