Mexico vs Cuba
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Date: Sunday, 16th June 2019
Kick-off at 02.30 UK/ 03.30 CET
Venue: Rose Bowl (Pasadena).
Mexico is aiming to catch the US before they run away with another title. As of now, the former has six of these trophies in their shelf, while the hosts for this edition of the tournament, the US, has gone one better at seven.
To be frank, both these teams have made the Gold Cup a ping pong ball between them, and only once, in 2000, did another nation lay their hands on the coveted prize.
While the loss of Hirving Lozano will surely haunt the Mexicans, they have enough firepower in their midst to go guns blazing all through the competition. They have had a wonderful start to their year, and maintains a 100% winning record so far, and hopes to make it five wins in a row in 2019.
Cuba faced a rout by the Under-23 squad of Dominican Republic twice in the last week alone, and it’s a wonder how they will cope against the likes of Mexico, Canada, etc.
The team should be on the guard, as their opponents will be trying to make a statement to the rest of the teams in contention, and there’s a very big chance Cuba will be humiliated in the opener itself.
Mexico vs Cuba Head-to-head (h2h)
- Mexico holds a 100% winning record against this opponent.
- The combined scoreline for the last nine meetings is 34-3, in favor of the Mexicans.
- Cuba conceded five or more goals in the last two games.
- Mexico kept five clean sheets in the last six encounters.
Mexico vs Cuba Prediction
The difference in stature is such that if Cuba even managed to draw against Mexico, it’d be the story of the tournament, and they’d be ridiculed without mercy. As per the FIFA Rankings on 4th April 2019, Mexico is placed 18th in the world, while, Cuba has fetched, or been granted, the 174th rank.
Mexico expectedly holds a 100% winning record against this opponent, and this one-sided rivalry spans almost eight decades. They have scored two or more goals in every single clash against Cuba, while except for twice, they have registered three or more goals in 100% of encounters. In fact, the last two battles saw Cuba letting in five or more goals.
The combined scoreline for the last nine h2h games is 34-3, and the last time these two locked horns, Mexico delivered a 6-0 loss upon their counterparts.
Going on, Mexico is currently on a four-match winning streak, and scored three or more goals in all of them, while, Cuba lost their last three matches, and the last two were against the Under-23 squad of Dominican Republic. They really are no match for one of the hot favorites to lift the Gold Cup and six-time former champions.
Expect utter domination by the Mexicans this Sunday.
Mexico vs Cuba Betting Tips
EH: -3 for Mexico; Mexico to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 1.5 First Half Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).