Mexico are the CONCACAF Gold Cup favourite this summer as the Mexicans are at betting odds of 6/4 to win the tournament. El Tri won the competition in 2019 and manager Gerardo Martino is hopeful that the side can avenge their loss in the UEFA Nations League Final against the United States in June.

Honduras finished second in Group D with six points from nine possible. After defeating Panama and Grenada, Honduras fell 2-0 to Qatar on the final day of the group stage. Honduras second seven goals in the group stage and conceded just three times. Two of those three goals conceded came against Qatar.

Mexico topped Group A with seven points from nine possible. After a slow start and nil-nil draw to open the tournament against Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico defeated Guatemala 3-0 and El Salvador 1-0. It doesn’t feel like we have seen the best of the Mexican team yet.

The winner of Saturday’s quarterfinal in Glendale, Arizona will play either Costa Rica or Canada in the semifinals. The tournament gets much more difficult from the quarterfinal stage as the lesser sides in CONCACAF are eliminated and the “big boys” are left to play knockout cup football. Can Mexico prove they are worthy of the favourite’s tag versus Honduras?

Mexico vs Honduras Betting Odds

 

 

Mexico are heavy favourite to win the quarterfinal against Honduras on Saturday. Bookies’ best betting odds have the Mexican national team at 49/100 to win the match and move onto the semifinal versus either Costa Rica or Canada. Mexico are ranked No. 11 in the world heading into the game. It is a high ranking, but El Tri are the best team in CONCACAF despite losing the Nations League Final to the Americans in June, 3-2.

 

Mexico are unbeaten in six straight games since that loss to the Yanks. Four of the matches finished in wins and two in draws. They have won back-to-back games at the Gold Cup and have not conceded a goal at the tournament.

Honduras’s best betting odds for the quarterfinal are 15/2. La Bicolor go into the game fresh off of 2-0 defeat to Qatar. After compiling a 4-0 win over Grenada and a 3-2 win versus Panama, it was expected that Honduras would do better versus the Qataris. However, a 2-0 defeat occurred and Honduras’s defence have now conceded four times in their last two Gold Cup matches.

Mexico vs Honduras Team News

Mexico goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera has kept four straight clean sheets. The 38-year-old goes into the quarterfinal brimming with confidence. He is in the team as longstanding national team No. 1, Guillermo Ocha is playing for Mexico at the Olympics. Mexico’s defence has marshalled attackers well at the Gold Cup meaning Talavera has rarely been tested.

Martino made a change to the defence against El Salvador as Hector Moreno started in central defence for Nestor Araujo. The manager could bring back Araujo for the quarterfinals. Mexico’s scoring has been affected by the absence of forward Hirving Lozano. He suffered a head/neck injury against Trinidad and Tobago and will miss the remainder of the tournament.

After putting in a strong defensive performance to open the tournament, Honduras have not been able to equal it. Manager Fabian Coito needs the side to improve quickly against the region’s top team. Coito could start striker Jerry Bengtson. The player scored in the team’s tournament opener but has found himself on the bench to start games since.

Coito could set Honduras up defensively in an attempt to slow down the Mexican attack. With four goals conceded in their last 180 minutes of football, Coito must do something.

Mexico vs Honduras H2H

Mexico and Honduras have played 40 times dating back to 1935. Despite the fantastic record versus the Hondurans, Mexico have failed to win the last two matches between the teams. Mexico and Honduras last played earlier this summer in a pre-Gold Cup friendly. The game finished nil-nil with neither side able to find a breakthrough.

The match in June was the first meeting between the national teams since 2017. Not only are Mexico unbeaten in six straight games, but they did not allow a goal to opponents during that time period. El Tri have not allowed a goal in 540 minutes of football.

Mexico vs Honduras Prediction

Mexico to win to nil @ 13/10 - BET NOW

 

 

Mexico are on a great run of form since losing to the United States in the CONCACAF Nations League Final in June. They have not conceded a goal in six straight games and back-to-back matches at the Gold Cup finished in wins to nil. Our prediction for Saturday’s quarterfinal in Glendale is for a Mexico win to nil.

 

Rogelio Funes Mori to score anytime @ 6/5 - BET NOW

 

 

Rogelio Funes Mori scored twice in Mexico’s 3-0 win over Guatemala on the second matchday of Group A. Mori is a fantastic talent and will be counted on to score goals for Mexico this weekend. Without Hirving Lozano, the goalscoring responsibilities fall on Mori’s shoulders. Funes Mori has scored three goals in just four matches for the Mexican national team.

 

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 4/5 - BET NOW

 

 

The teams played earlier this summer with the game finishing nil-nil. Our prediction is a goal or two will be scored in regulation, but this game will be low scoring. Honduras have been guilty of conceding goals over the course of their last two matches. They conceded twice to Panama and twice to Qatar in the group stage. Two of Mexico’s three games at the Gold Cup finished with under 2.5 goals scored while Honduras saw just one of their three games end with under 2.5 goals tallied.

 

Our betting tips for Saturday’s quarterfinal see Mexico winning to nil and under 2.5 goals being scored. Mexico are playing well, especially in defence, and will punch their ticket to the semifinals against either Costa Rica or Canada.