Curacao vs Mexico
2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Date: Monday, 17th July 2017
Kick-off at 1:30 UK/ 2:30 CET
Venue: Alamodome (San Antonio).
As expected before the start of the tournament, Mexico are poised to qualify for the quarter finals of the Gold Cup with their inexperienced squad. Despite the results coming their way, the El Tri has been far from brilliant in the two group games so far.
The Mexicans started off by defeating El Salvador 3-1 in the group opener, but were brought to ground by a resilient Jamaica in the second game with a goal-less stalemate. The signs are worrying for Juan Carlos Osario as his team managed just 1 short on goal against a team like Jamaica, who were reluctant in going forward.
Curacao on the other hand, lost both their games by the same 2-0 margin. The Caribbean champions are making their appearance at a big stage for the first time and nerves had certainly played a big part in their dismal showing. Moreover, this team has shown little ambition in playing the ball forward, while their defense has been brittle.
Curacao vs Mexico: Head-to-head
This is the first competitive meeting between Curacao and Mexico.
Curacao vs Mexico: Prediction
For things to sway in Mexico’s way, Curacao are another team who show little intend in going forward. Unlike Jamaica and El Salvador, the tiny island nations are pretty unstable in their defensive department.
However, Mexico must improve their overall performance. Despite having the luxury of talented players like Eric Torres and Elias Hernandez, the team has so far failed to gel in together are a single unit. But, this is their chance to build some confidence ahead of the knockout phase.
Curacao vs Mexico: Bet Tips
HT/FT – Mexico/Mexico for 1.57 odds with Betway is a banker.
The value is in backing Over 1.5 goals in first half for 2.17 odds at Unibet.