USA vs Mexico Prediction and Odds:Can Christian Pulisic guide USA to a victory over Mexico?
The United States of America will host neighbour Mexico in a World Cup Qualifier in Cincinnati.
Mexico is currently topping the table with 14 points while the USA is in the second position with 11 points. With the top three teams qualifying directly both the teams still have their chances to seal an automatic spot in next year’s World Cup.
USA vs Mexico Prediction and Odds: Match Odds
United States of America
USA vs Mexico Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
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Zack Steffen; Antonee Robinson, Miles Robinson, Chris Richards, Sergino Dest; Tyler Adams, Yunus Musah, Weston McKennie; Brenden Aaronson, Ricardo Pepi, Christian Pulisic
Jonathan Orozco; Osvaldo Rodriguez, Jesus Angulo, Haret Ortega, David Ramirez, Fernando Beltran, Jesus Angulo, Erik Lira; Roberto Alverado, Uriel Antuna, Raul Gimenez
USA vs Mexico Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
USA won two and lost one in their last three matches. They defeated Jamaica 2-0 but had to digest a bitter defeat at the hands of Panama in the next match.They rallied on to beat Costa Roca 2-1 after conceding a very early goal against them.
Mexico too similarly has one draw and two wins from their last three matches. They are yet to be defeated in a World Cup qualifying match.They drew 1-1 against Canada in an evenly contested match and went on to register handsome wins against Honduras and El Salvador.
USA is currently in a good shape and a win against Mexico can help them in topping the CONCACAF table as it stands. Away victories against Honduras and their home wins over Jamaica and Costa Rica earned them a steady second place and if they manage a good result against the Mexicans they will surely boost their chances of making it to the World Cup finals.
Christian Pulisic was nursing an injury but he has regained match fitness and was involved in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Burnley.The winger might be involved in the next match as he is one of the most experienced players and could use his expertise in a bid to see off this match.
Sergino Dest is a player who could be used in a more offensive role. Dest played as a more right sided forward under Ronald Koeman’s guidance at Barcelona and the USA manager could at least utilise him in this position as there is a dearth of wingers currently in the USA squad. Dest has done quite a good job in his new position and Berhalter is pretty excited about the player.
“I think that we obviously play a lot different, Barcelona and the national team, and he’s playing a role right now based on what they need and he’s fulfilling it and he likes the challenge of it.
“I spoke to him about it. He’s an attacking-orientated player. He grew up playing winger, so this is something natural for him. What I like is his combination play from that position and his ball security. A lot of times, wingers, their percentage of balls kept is pretty low and he’s able to raise that number.
“I think we have options at that [spot] and we look at the position a little bit differently. We look at it as a speed, as a vertical position a little bit more, but you never know.”
The manager used Steffen instead of Matt Turner in the last match and it remains to be seen who he opts to field in the goal in this crucial tie.Given the recent form, the USA should finish in the top two giving them a chance to be at the next year’s World Cup.
Mexico’s fate is depending a lot on Raul Gimenez’s form. The Wolves striker recently returned from an injury but wasn’t in the Mexico squad in the last three matches. But coach Gerardo Martino has now called up the striker for the upcoming two matches and he is expected to lead the line against the USA.
Hirving Lozano could be slotted in the wings while Hector Herrera could be straight unleashed in the midfield.
USA vs Mexico Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
Mexico hasn’t lost a match so far in the World Cup Qualifiers but this upcoming match is going to be a tough affair as the USA will be aiming for a win. As per the betting odds, Mexico has an edge in this clash.
USA vs Mexico Prediction and Odds: Head to Head
Both the teams have faced each other 74 times so far. USA has managed 22 wins while the Mexicans have claimed wins on 38 occasions.14 matches have been drawn.
USA vs Mexico Prediction and Odds: Latest Tweets
Originally Tweeted By Bryan Weigel (BryanWeigel)
2021 @fccincinnati brought a lot of disappointment, but there were personal highlights. Taking my kids to 3 games, opening TQL, meeting new section friends. Lots of great moments ahead!!! Now onto USA vs Mexico!!!!
Originally Tweeted By London Is Blue Podcast (LondonBluePod)
@nickverlaney on Christian Pulisic: “Does Pulisic go for the US World Cup Qualifiers now that he’s kind of fit? It’s Mexico vs USA at home, but if it were me, I’d hold him back at Chelsea and allow him to get match fit.” Thoughts on Pulisic getting called up for @USMNT?