USA vs. Mexico Predictions : Odds, Picks Best Bets for Friday, Nov. 12 World Cup qualifier
A 2022 Concacaf World Cup Qualifying match between the United States Men’s National Team and Mexico will take place on Friday. Team USA (3-2-1) trails Mexico (4-2-0) by three points in final qualifying. It’s the seventh of 14 games, and only the top three teams advance, but the Americans are on edge after losing out on the World Cup last year. The USMNT won both games in extra time in the Concacaf Gold Cup and the Nations League finals this summer.
At TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, the game will begin at 9 p.m. ET. According to the latest USMNT vs. Mexico odds from Caesars Sportsbook, USA is listed as the small +163 favourite (risk $100 to win $163) while Mexico is listed as the +175 underdog. +180 for a draw, and a 2.5 goal over/under for total goals. Martin Green, a well-known soccer expert, has a lot to say about the Mexico vs. USA matchup.
Green became a professional sportswriter and handicapper after working in the sports betting industry for numerous years. It has been an excellent year for his European soccer predictions. From 2017 to 2018, Green’s $100 bettors have earned more than $36,000, and he has his finger on the pulse of the sport around the world.
- USMNT vs. Mexico: USA -0.5 (+163)
- USA: Ricardo Pepi has 13 goals in 31 matches for FC Dallas this season
- USMNT vs. Mexico over-under: 2.5 goals
- USMNT vs. Mexico money line: USA +163, Mexico +175, Draw +180
- MEX: Raul Jimenez has 36 goals in his 97 games with Wolverhampton
I think the United States has a better chance of winning than Mexico at +160. Christian Pulisic, who has been sidelined since early September with an ankle injury, is expected to return in this encounter. Despite the fact that he’ll likely play only a few minutes, the return of one of the United States’ top attackers will only benefit the team’s chances.
I’m giving the USMNT the edge here because of their recent massive victory over El Tri and the fact that they’re playing at home in Cincinnati. Whatever the outcome, it’s sure to be a high-quality game with a close score.
Why you should support the United States Men’s National Team
A 3-2 win over El Tri in the Nations League and a one-goal triumph in the Gold Cup have given Americans confidence ahead of this tournament. They’ve gone 15-2-0 in their last 17 games on American soil. The United States Men’s National Team has only lost once in its last 15 games, that being a 1-0 defeat in Panama, and it has a 28-6 goal advantage over that period. Christian Pulisic, the team’s leading scorer, has recovered from an ankle injury and is back in the lineup. He has netted 16 goals in 40 international appearances.
Substitute Pulisic may be encouraged by Chelsea’s hierarchy to play a role in the match. However, strikers Brenden Aaronson (five career goals), Ricardo Pepi, Sebastien Llletget (eight) and Weston McKennie (seven) all have the potential to cause issues. Two of Aaronson’s three goals in qualifying have come from Pepi’s 18-year-old forward.
Why Mexico should be supported
The Mexican onslaught is armed to the teeth since they are in good health. Andres Guardado (28 career goals), Hector Herrera (24), and Edson Alvarez (14 goals) lead the attack, but the team’s main power comes from the forwards. Jesus Corona (15), Hirving Lozano (15), and Raul Jimenez (28 career goals each) are all excellent goal-scorers. Both Henry Martin and Rogelio Funes Mori have the ability to inflict significant damage. Funes Mori has scored at least 10 goals in six straight Liga MX seasons, while Martin has netted 27 times in his last 61 league outings.
Before Team USA’s current run, El Tri had a 4-2-0 record in the six matches between the two sides. In order to maintain their perfect record in Concacaf qualifying and show that they are still the dominant force in the region, the visitors will be motivated. At least 57 percent of the ball in both losses, and 43-28 throughout two games, they outshot the Americans.