In the upcoming Concacaf Group B match on Sunday, two teams that have been experiencing a downward trend, Mexico and Honduras, will face off. Mexico, led by interim manager Jamie Lozano, will be without Cesar Montes and Gerardo Artega, who have been suspended for additional games due to their red cards in Mexico’s loss to the United States in the Concacaf Nations League semifinals. With key players missing and mounting pressure, Mexico is under immense pressure to win the entire tournament, but their inconsistency poses a challenge.
Honduras, on the other hand, has Diego Vazquez as their coach. Despite having attacking talent, they have struggled to score goals and have also been prone to red cards. When facing Mexico, they must limit their mistakes, even considering Mexico’s struggles.
Mexico: Henry Martin is expected to start again, given his previous experience under Lozano during the Olympics. However, Santiago Gimenez has shown promise as a forward and deserves playing time. If Mexico struggles to score, Gimenez is a player who should be brought on as soon as possible. Another player to watch is Edson Alvarez, who faced difficulties against the United States and needs to perform better in this match.
Honduras: With Alberth Elis, one of the best attackers in Concacaf, Honduras possesses the ability to trouble opposing teams in attack. However, they run the risk of relying too heavily on Elis and becoming a one-man team. To defeat Mexico, they need to avoid this trap and instead focus on spreading out Mexico’s defense, creating opportunities for other players to shine.
How to Watch and Odds
- Date: Sunday, June 25
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
- Location: NRG Stadium — Houston, Texas
- TV: FS1
- Live Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
- Odds: Mexico -245; Draw +310; Honduras +700 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Mexico is expected to break through Honduras’ defense, with Henry Martin finding the back of the net and setting the stage for more goals. The prediction is Mexico 3, Honduras 1.
Please note that the information provided is based on the time of writing and may be subject to change.