January 4, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having proved watertight at the back so far, Al Hain-Cole is backing Martino's Gold Cup holders to ease to victory over Los Catrachos in Arizona
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Honduras will be hoping to upset the odds when they take on Mexico in Saturday’s Gold Cup quarter-final clash at the State Farm Stadium.
Los Catrachos finished second in their group, beating Grenada and Panama before losing out 2-0 to Qatar.
Mexico vs Honduras latest odds
Having run out 3-2 winners over this opposition in the last competitive encounter back in 2017 in a World Cup qualifier, Honduras are available at 8/1 (9.00) with bet365 to cause an upset by coming out on top in Arizona.
After starting the tournament with a disappointing 0-0 draw with Trinidad and Tobago, Gerardo Martino’s Mexico eased to successive victories over Guatemala and El Salvador to finish top of Group A.
They are now clear 4/9 (1.44) favourites to remain on course to retain the trophy they lifted in 2019 by making it three wins in a row here.
This pair played out a 0-0 draw when they met in a friendly last month, and you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them taking this one into extra-time following another deadlocked 90 minutes.
Mexico vs Honduras team news
Hector Moreno will be hoping to retain his place in central defence after replacing Nestor Araujo for the last game against El Salvador, while Hirving Lozano remains sidelined due to injury.
Having scored his team’s first goal of the tournament in the 4-0 win over Grenada, striker Jerry Bengtson has started the last two matches on the bench.
Mexico vs Honduras preview
After losing influential forward Lozano due to concussion within 20 minutes of their opening 0-0 draw against Trinidad and Tobago, it is perhaps no surprise that El Tri have been more impressive in defence than attack so far.
Indeed, the holders are the only team yet to concede a goal so far in this competition, extending a run of six consecutive clean sheets that actually began in the pre-tournament friendly against Fabian Coito’s men.
Mexico vs Honduras tips & predictions
On current form, odds of 6/5 (2.20) seem like excellent value on Mexico extending that record by beating Honduras and keeping yet another clean sheet on Saturday.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.