Gerardo Martino's men are favourites in Mexico v Honduras betting tips
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Mexico v Honduras betting tips: Stingy Mexicans look solid

| 22.07.2021
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Preview and odds for Sunday’s CONCACAF Gold Cup match

The reigning champions take the stage in the second quarter-final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and we take a look at some potential Mexico v Honduras betting tips.

The 11-times CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico and opponents Honduras each won two of their three group games to reach the last eight and the pair meet in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The quarter-final takes place at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona and is live on Premier Sports 1. It kicks off at 3am BST.

Mexico v Honduras match odds

Mexico are the big beasts in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, having won four of the last six editions, and regained their title by beating previous holders United States 1-0 in 2019.

El Tri failed to impress in a goalless draw with Trinidad & Tobago, but they did well to beat both Guatemala and El Salvador in the last two Group A games. The Mexicans are eyeing their seventh consecutive clean sheet in all competitions and are 4/9 to beat Honduras.

They suffered a heart-breaking 3-2 defeat in extra time to the United States in the CONCACAF Nations League final last month. They won all four of their group games and their semi-final match versus Costa Rica, conceding only three goals in that stretch.

Mexico have lost just three games since Gerardo Martino took over in 2019.

Prior to their defeat by the US in the Nations League final, their sole loss in nine games came in a 1-0 reverse against Wales in Cardiff back in March.

The Argentinian coach will want his side to remain sharp against the Hondurans, who gave the Americans all they could handle in the Nations League semis before claiming the bronze medal.

Hirving Lozano has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament after suffering a serious head injury in Mexico’s goalless draw with Trinidad and Tobago, and Martino has been allowed to call Inter Miami midfielder Rodolfo Pizarro into the squad to replace the Napoli playmaker.

However, it is expected that Ramiro Funes Mori will lead the line for Mexico, who are 11/4 to win but concede at least once in 90 minutes.

Two years on from their 2019 Gold Cup failure, when finishing bottom of their group, the Hondurans have shown improved form of late, winning both of their opening matches against Panama and Grenada, scoring seven goals in that span.

On the other hand, they failed to impress in a 2-0 final Group D game with Qatar and they can be backed for the win in Mexico v Honduras betting tips at 6/1.

Mexico v Honduras head-to-head

Historically Los Catrachos have not fared well against Mexico, even though they did come away with a 3-2 victory in their penultimate meeting against them in October 2017.

That victory ended a six-match winless run against the Mexicans, but ultimately they still failed to qualify for the World Cup, losing in a play-off to Australia.

Fabian Coito’s side did manage to eke out a 0-0 friendly draw with Mexico last month in Atlanta. The two sides have drawn three of their previous seven meetings, with all three stalemates bereft of any goals. It is 9/1 that the game ends in a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes.

Key battles

Honduras attacker Romell Quioto misses the match with injury, with veteran Jerry Bengtson likely to step up.

That should make life a little easier for the Mexicans, who have not conceded a goal in their last six games and seven of their last eight – the last time they conceded was in the CONCACAF Nations League final.

Mexico are 10/11 to keep a clean sheet while three or more goals to be scored can be added to Mexico v Honduras betting tips at 19/20.

View the latest CONCACAF Gold Cup odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Simon Milham