The 2019 Gold Cup Final will see Mexico taking on the USA at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, July 7, 2019. The USMNT will defend the title and look for its seventh Gold Cup trophy,
== MATCH INFO ==
Team: Mexico vs USA
Competition: Gold Cup Final 2019
Date : Sunday Jul 7,2019
Time : 9 p.m. ET
while the Tricolor will search for its 11th title. Mexico is a slight favorite to win this battle, but the USA is playing at home which could be a decisive factor. Howsoever, we expect to see a tremendous game between two arch-rivals.
Mexico vs. USA
Three-way: 1: Mexico +125; X: +220 Draw; 2: USA +220
Spread -0.5: Mexico +125; USA -161
Total 2.5 Goals: Over +114; Under -152
Both Teams to Score: Yes -111; No -111
The Tricolor dominated its rivals in the group stage, recording three wins with a 13:3 goal difference, but the problems started in the knockout stage. Mexico barely outlasted Costa Rica in the quarterfinal after a penalty shootout, while Gerardo Martino’s boys needed extra time to eliminate Haiti in the semifinal. Mexico scored the only goal from the penalty kick in the 93rd minute of the game while blowing a ton of scoring chances during the clash.
Forward Raul Jimenez (77 caps, 22 goals) scored the winner against Haiti, and he’s leading the way for Mexico with five goals and a couple of assists at the 2019 Gold Cup. Midfielder Uriel Antuna (7 caps, 4 goals) bagged four goals along with two dishes, while the captain Andres Guardado (160 caps, 28 goals) added two goals and one assist.
Mexico won seven of its last nine games along with a couple of ties
Both teams scored in seven of Mexico’s last nine outings
Seven of Mexico’s last nine contests saw three or more goals in the total
After a narrow 1-0 victory over Curacao in the quarterfinal, the USMNT outlasted Jamaica 3-1 in the semifinal. The reigning champs outplayed Reggae Boyz and fully deserved their place in the final. Midfielder Christian Pulisic scored a brace in the second half, proving he’s the best player at this tournament, while his team conceded after keeping its net intact in the previous four games. The USMNT won all five games at the 2019 Gold Cup, tallying a 15:1 goal difference.
Christian Pulisic (30 caps, 13 goals) is a key player for the Yanks, scoring three goals along with three assists so far. Forward Gyasi Zardes (50 caps, 10 goals) bagged three goals, while midfielder Weston McKennie (13 caps. 3 goals) added a couple of goals. McKennie scored a winner against Curacao and the opening goal versus Jamaica.
Luis Suarez and his Uruguay caused Mexican headaches on Friday evening when they stormed 4-1 past El Tri on the neutral venue in Houston.
Raul Jimenez scored the only goal for the Mexican outfit whose mixed-up defensive line revealed vulnerability against Uruguay.
United States left a much better impression against Brazil even though they did suffer a defeat at the end.
Nonetheless, Dave Sarachan saw a decent second-half display from his men and there are no doubts such showing will inspire the USMNT to try and pick up a positive result against the vulnerable opposition here.
USA vs Mexico: Head-to-head
Mexico lead the head to head tie by 11 wins ahead of 69th encounter with United States.
El Tri won two and drew one of last three encounters with the Yanks.
Both teams scored in four of last five H2H affairs.
USA vs Mexico: Prediction
Mexico have several players that featured the Toulon Youth Festival this summer in France (narrow loss to England in final). They can hardly be considered massive favourites against the United States here especially after suffering a disastrous loss to Uruguay on Friday evening.
We believe the Yanks, who held the likes of France to a 1-1 draw in a friendly this summer, have what it takes to keep things tight at the back against the weakened Mexican outfit. You can back the USMNT not to lose at the odds of 1.75. The alternative pick is Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.65.
Gold Cup odds, predictions 2019: Betting lines, top expert picks for USA vs. Mexico
The Soccerbot is up 2,000 percent and just locked in picks for USA vs. Mexico in the Gold Cup Finals
by CBS Sports Staff 3 hrs ago • 3 min read
Sumpter is an applied mathematician and author of “Soccermatics,” a book that explains how math works inside the sport. Along with other experienced analysts, Sumpter developed the powerful Soccerbot model.
The Soccerbot reads current odds and all team performance data, calculates key metrics and predicts upcoming matches. In the three seasons since its inception, Soccerbot is up an incredible 2,000 percent on Premier League picks. That’s right — 2,000 percent.
The model has nailed the United States’ last four Gold Cup matches. It is also crushing its Women’s World Cup picks, returning more than $1,100 to anyone following it. The model correctly predicted the stunning Japan-Argentina draw (+825) — a more than 8-1 long shot — and has been red hot in the knockout stage, correctly calling the exact 2-1 score in the USA’s dramatic victory against England, Sweden’s shocking upset of Germany and the Netherlands’ 2-0 win over Italy.
Now, the model has its sights set on the 2019 Gold Cup final of USA vs. Mexico. We can tell you it’s leaning over, but its much stronger play is on the USA vs. Mexico money line. You can only see it at SportsLine.
The model has taken into account that recent history favors Mexico. In the last two competitive meetings between the teams on U.S. soil, El Tri won both. Mexico beat the USA, 2-1, in a World Cup qualifier match in Columbus in November 2016. A year earlier, El Tri defeated the Americans, 3-2, in the CONCACAF Cup. In addition, Mexico is unbeaten in nine matches this year. It’s won eight times in regulation and beat Costa Rica in penalties in the Gold Cup quarterfinals.
The model also has factored in that Mexico has arguably the best goalkeeper in the tournament, Guillermo Ochoa. In the quarterfinal against Costa Rica, the 33-year-old saved a penalty in sudden death to help El Tri advance. And in the semifinal against Haiti, he kept the Haitians scoreless for 120 minutes.
But just because Mexico appears to have the edge on paper doesn’t mean it’s the best value on the USA vs. Mexico money line on Sunday.
The model also recognizes that the USMNT appeared to find its rhythm under Greg Berhalter in its weather-interrupted semifinal win over Jamaica. Team USA came out with plenty of energy in that match and got on the board early with a ninth-minute Weston McKennie goal before a lengthy weather delay in the 17th minute. When the Americans came back out, they utilized a pair of Christian Pulisic goals to dispatch a Jamaica side that had played in the two previous Gold Cup finals.
The United States is at its best with Pulisic and McKennie playing as dual No. 10s. That allows Pulisic to roam the field freely to pursue opportunities, and he is finding his stride ahead of his big move to Chelsea. The 20-year-old future of American soccer has three goals and three assists so far in the Gold Cup 2019, so expect him to push the envelope on Sunday as arguably the most dangerous player on the pitch