Mexico vs El Salvador Prediction & Match Preview

Mexico vs El Salvador World Cup Qualifiers Prediction by LeagueLane

Mexico vs El Salvador
World Cup Qualification CONCACAF
Date: Thursday, 31 March 2022
Kick-off at 02:05 UK/ 03:05 CET
Venue: Estadio Azteca.

The Mexicans are placed third in the table at the moment, and are already sure of at least a ticket to the inter-confederation playoffs. However, their obvious objective would be to secure a direct qualification spot – which is a podium position.

And they have some good news in that regard. Costa Rica, who are placed fourth, and USA, who are placed second, lock horns with each other on the final match-day. The fourth-placed team goes to the inter-confederation playoffs, while the first-three teams qualify directly for the World Cup.

So, USA vs Costa Rica is going to be a virtual final, and at least one of the two will be dropping points. The third-placed Mexicans will try to capitalize on that.

Moreover, they are at home for this final game week, and are taking on the sixth-placed El Salvador, who are already eliminated. Likely, they will not be that motivated for a win, and their performances on the road have been shaky for quite some time.

On top of that, they also have a poor h2h record against this foe over the years.

For the reasons, expect a win for Mexico this Thursday at their home.

Mexico vs El Salvador Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The latest encounter had ended in a 0-2 win for Mexico.
  • They are on a nine-fixture winning streak.
  • It’s been 12 years since they have lost against this foe.
  • Since 1981, only once have they lost at home.

Mexico vs El Salvador Prediction & Analysis

Mexico recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last match-day, against Honduras. They are on a six-game unbeaten streak, and they had also won three of their past five fixtures.

They have also remained unbeaten at home all through this campaign.

On the other hand, El Salvador lost 1-2 at home the past game week, against Costa Rica. They were also winless in 18 of their past 20 overall fixtures, and they had even lost six of their preceding eight road trips.

Considering these observations, and past h2h stats, expect a win for Mexico this Thursday.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Mexico are one of the only two teams to have remained unbeaten in the past five match-days.
  • Only toppers Canada have conceded fewer goals than them in the entire campaign.
  • Meanwhile, El Salvador have won just twice in the whole competition.

Tips for Mexico vs El Salvador

  • Mexico to Win & Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3)
  • Correct Score: 3-1 Mexico @ 13.00 (12/1).