World Cup 2022 Qualifier: Mexico Vs USA Soccer Prediction and Odds
The hype for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar is on amidst a global crisis affecting millions. The World Cup Qualifiers act as a precursor to the main event where teams battle it out for a few spots left in the main draw.
The American leg of the qualifier has North, Central American, and Caribbean teams compete for a flight ticket to Qatar. The qualifier started in March 2021 and is set to conclude on 30th March 2022.
On 25th March, Mexico is set to face the USA at the Estadio Azteca to cement their top 3 spots with the away side trying to extend their dominance with an important win here.
|Mexico||United States of America||Predicted Winner|
|FcTables||Win Probability: 42%||Win Probability: 27%||Mexico|
|Betway||Odds: 2.20||Odds: 3.20||Mexico|
Mexico Vs USA Soccer Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
The USA has done a neat job so far and is on a good course on making it to Qatar for the World Cup. Since the side was in the top 35 in the FIFA rankings, they had to play just the final round of World Cup qualifiers.
They started off with a forced draw against El Salvador and Canada, finally finding their mojo against Honduras and Jamaica in October. They also strung victories against the likes of Costa Rica and Bosnia. They are currently sitting in the 2nd spot with three games left. They have achieved 6 triumphs and 3 draws besides ending up on the losing side on two occasions.
On the other hand, Mexico started with a bang by two thumping victories against Jamaica and Costa Rica but had to settle for a draw against Panama and Canada in the games that followed. Their November campaign was slightly disappointing as they bowed down against USA and Canada.
But important victories against Panama and Jamaica meant they were in touching distance to qualify for the FIFA world cup. They have occupied 3rd place and are looking to displace the USA by winning their 7th game of the qualifier.
Mexico Vs USA Soccer Prediction and Odds: Head-to-head
Matches: 30 USA: 15 Mexico: 9 Draw: 6
Recent Meeting: the USA trumped Mexico 2-0 in a World Cup Qualifier fixture.
Mexico Vs USA Soccer Prediction and Odds: Offensive and Defensive Stats
Looking at the USA squad, the likes of Morris, Pulisic, and Weah will have to fire from all fronts. Jordan Morris has been exemplary for Seattle this season and has added 3 goals in all appearances. In addition to this, he has 75.6% pass accuracy, 0.3 shots on target and has 0.3 aerial duels won per game so far.
On the other hand, Christian Pulisic’s strengths include free kicks, giving key passes, and taking set-pieces. He has scored 5 goals and 2 assists this season along with 80.7% pass accuracy and 0.9 shots on target.
Timothy Weah is the key winger who has 3 goals in 26 games along with 71.9% pass accuracy and 0.8 shots on target so far
The forward of Mexico will primarily be led by Raul Jimenez and Lozano so far. The Mexico striker is good with headers and aerial duels and has found the back of the net on 6 occasions so far in 28 games besides 3 assists. He has 70.8% pass success and has 1.9 shots per game so far.
Hirving Lozano has been a quality striker in the squad who has netted on 5 occasions along with 3 assists in 31 outings. In addition to creating 1.9 shots per game, he has 81.7% pass accuracy and 0.8 key passes created.
America’s defense has Walker Zimmerman, Miles Robinson, and Antonee Robinson who have been consistent and have come out all guns blazing.
Zimmerman is good at blocking the ball and tackling and has 79.1% pass accuracy. Along with this, he enjoys 1 tackle, 2 interceptions, and 7.7 clears per game in the recent outings.
Miles Robinson passes extremely well at 84.3% accuracy and is exceptional in aerial duels. He has 2 interceptions, 2.5 clears, and 1 block every match in the last 5 games.
The backline of Mexico has the services of Montes, Araujo, and Arteaga to guard their goal post.
Nestor Araujo has a pass accuracy of 83.6% and has won two aerial duels per game. Along with this, he has 0.4 clears and 2.8 blocks making it so difficult for the opponents to score.
Gerardo Arteaga is not only a defender but has also scored for his club. He has a pass accuracy of 77.4% along with 2.4 aerial duels and 2.7 clears per game in his last 18 appearances.
Mexico Vs USA Soccer Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
The prediction experts and online sites are staring at a close contest between two competitive sides with Mexico having a significant advantage over their northern neighbors. According to FCTables, Mexico has a 42% chance of coming on top while their opponents have a 27% chance to close the gap to Canada. Another website has given the best odds of 2.25 to the hosts while the United States is right behind with odds of 3.50.
On the other hand, Betway known for giving out accurate odds has also tipped Mexico to cross the line comfortably with odds of 2.20 whereas the USA has their task cut out to secure a win.