Two of the top teams at the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup clash on Thursday, July 29 when Mexico takes on Canada. The Canadians have impressed big time because many didn’t believe they’d get to this point. Most everyone expected Mexico to make it to the semifinals. The Mexicans will step onto the pitch a big favorite to beat Canada and take on the U.S. or Qatar in this weekend’s Gold Cup Finals. Will Mexico come through? Or will Canada pull off the upset? Check out Gold Cup odds, analysis, and a free pick for Canada versus Mexico.
CONCACAF 2021 Gold Cup Match to Watch and Wager On July 29th
CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-Finals: Canada vs. Mexico
- When: Thursday, July 29 at 10:00 pm ET
- Where: NRG Stadium, Austin, TX
- Handicap Odds: Canada +½ (+136) / Mexico -½ (-181)
- Moneyline Odds: Canada +480 / Mexico -178 / Draw +290
- Total Odds: O 2 ½ (+102) / U 2 ½ (-140)
Why bet on Canada versus Mexico
Save for a 0-1 loss to the United States, Canada has dominated. The Canadians blasted Martinique 4-1. Canada provided another 4-1 victory in a win against Haiti. In the quarterfinals, Canada scored 2 goals versus a strong Costa Rican squad. Although the Canadians won’t field star players like Mexico, they may be good enough to get past the Gold Cup favorites.
Canada Last 5
- W – 0-2 vs. Costa Rica
- L – 1-0 vs. United States
- W – 1-4 vs. Haiti
- W – 4-1 vs. Martinique
- W – 3-0 vs. Haiti
Canada Predicted Starting Lineup
Why bet on the Mexico versus Canada
Mexico played Trinidad and Tobago to a draw in their first match. Since then, the Mexicans have shown they’re the best team at the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The 3-0 victory over Guatemala was a thing of beauty. Taking down a quality squad like El Salvador 1-0 impressed while dominating Honduras 3-0 in the quarterfinals shows the Mexicans are peaking at the right time. Mexico should easily handle Canada even though the Canadians are the best team the Mexicans have faced in this tournament.
Mexico Last 5
- W – 3-0 vs. Honduras
- W – 1-0 vs. El Salvador
- W – 0-3 vs. Guatemala
- D – 0-0 vs. Trinidad and Tobago
- W – 4-0 vs. Nigeria
Mexico Predicted Starting Lineup
- dos Santos
- Funes Mori
Final Betting Prediction: Canada vs. Mexico
Canada is a solid team. The Canadians have played in this tournament without one of their best players, defender Alphonso Davies.
But even though Davies landed on the bench due to an injury before Canada’s first game, the Canadians have yielded a total of 3 goals in 4 matches. The lone loss happened against the second choice to win it all, the United States.
There are plenty of reasons to believe Canada comes up big on Thursday. But although Canada will have a shot, the Mexicans are on another level than any other team at the Gold Cup.
Mexico controlled possession 70% of the time versus Trinidad and Tobago. El Tri took 14 shots with 7 on goal and failed to get a score. So it’s not like the lone blemish on Mexico’s Gold Cup record, the draw versus Trinidad and Tobago, is anything to worry about.
While Canada has yielded 3 goals in 4 matches, Mexico hasn’t yielded a single goal. Simply put, Mexico is the best team at the Gold Cup and a top-ten ranked international squad while Canada is a good North American team.
If the handicap odds end up Mexico -1 ½ at above even money, back them on the handicap. If not, Mexico -178 on the moneyline is more than fair.
Soccer Pick: Mexico
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