Haiti vs Mexico
Gold Cup Semi-Final 2019
Kick-off: 3:00 UK/ 4:00 CET on Wednesday 3rd July
Venue: State Farm Stadium (Glendale).
Not many pundits or fans would have expected Haiti to reach the semi-final stages of the Gold Cup but here they are after upsetting the form guide and they will play Mexico, with the Mexicans the clear favourites to make the final.
Haiti were losing 2-0 to Canada in the quarter finals but came back to win a thrilling match 3-2 and that clearly showed the teams fighting spirit something that they will need in this game if they have any chance of winning.
Haiti have no losses in the competition so far after winning all their group games although some will rightly point out that they did have an easy group.
Mexico beat Costa Rica in the quarter finals, but it was a close game and the match ended 1-1 before Mexico won in the penalty shootout. Mexico were brilliant in the group stages but like Haiti did have an easy group, still they ended up with 3 wins from three games and scored an impressive 13 goals.
Haiti vs Mexico: Head to Head
Haiti have only beaten Mexico once in their history which happened in 1971.
The last time the nations played was in 2009 also in the Gold Cup and Mexico won 4-0.
Mexico have won 7 of the 11 games the nations have played.
Mexico have scored 9 goals against Haiti in the last 3 meetings,
Haiti vs Mexico: Prediction
Haiti are the big outsiders with some bookies happy to quote 20/1 for the win. Mexico are around 2/9 about 1.20 so it is clear who are the favourites.
Haiti have nothing to lose though and they should treat this game with a professional attitude and try to enjoy it.
If they do so they have a chance to worry Mexico, but even so Mexico have too much quality in their team in Reyes and Jimenez who could really make life difficult for Haiti.
We think Mexico will win but the odds look unbackable and don’t give us much value. Instead our main choice will be to see both teams to score. Surely, we will see a fighting game from Haiti, and they have proven that they have goals in them.
Haiti vs Mexico: Bet Tips
Both teams to score at 2.50 (6/4)
Anytime goal-scorer: Raul Jimenez (Mexico) at 1.91 (10/11).