El Salvador vs. Mexico: Weather, TV, Broadcast, CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier Betting Odds
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The Cuscatlán Stadium will shake on Wednesday night as El Salvador prepares to play its version of a World Cup final when it hosts rival Mexico in the regional qualification for the World Cup. It will be a classic clash between David and Goliath, and the Salvadorans will do everything possible to kill the giant from the CONCACAF zone.
El Salvador (1-2-2, 5 points), ranked No. 65 in the world, last qualified for a World Cup in 1982, and La Selecta knew as they entered the rankings that their chances of advancing to Qatar 2022 they were rare. But since taking over as head coach, former US national team player Hugo Pérez has given the team an identity on the field and instilled in it a sense of faith. He showed himself in his run to the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-finals this summer when he played entertaining soccer, giving Mexico everything it could handle in a 1-0 loss in the group stage.
El Salvador’s 2-1 qualifying loss in Costa Rica on Sunday, a match in which they led 1-0, was their big shot at the unexpected away win that El Salvador needed to truly fuel a dream race to the Cup. of the world. But it fell short, and now, realistically, just an unlikely win against Mexico would be enough to rekindle those hopes. Although El Salvador may host another qualifier in November, it will then face its toughest stretch of the 14-game qualifying schedule with three consecutive away games that could decide its fate (in Panama, the United States and Honduras). Bottom line: Salvadorans need to beat Mexico.
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The Mexican team, which recovered from a 1-1 draw at home against Canada while managing Honduras 3-0, is keenly aware of the stakes and the hostile atmosphere it will encounter. El Tri has already enjoyed the late-night carnival outside of his hotel room.
Mexico (3-0-2, 11 points) leads the CONCACAF standings, but head coach Tata Martino knows it won’t be easy against a tough and fierce El Salvador who will fight for every ball. The Salvadorans have not conceded a goal at home so far in three games against the United States (0-0), Honduras (0-0) and Panama (1-0 win).
Older Mexican players know what it’s like to win in El Salvador: the two nations have met in qualifying for the last three World Cups, with Mexico winning twice in El Salvador (2-1 in 2012 and 3-1 in 2016) . and El Salvador getting a famous home win in 2009 (2-1).
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How to watch El Salvador vs. Mexico
- Date: Wednesday October 13
- Weather: 10 pm ET
- TV channels: CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
- Spanish television: Telemundo, Universe
- Transmission: fuboTV, Paramount +
The match El Salvador vs. Mexico will be available in English and Spanish in the US CBS Sports Network (English) and Telemundo and Universo (Spanish) will carry the television broadcasts. All three networks are broadcast on fuboTV, which is available for a 7-day free trial for new subscribers.
Paramount + subscribers will also have access to the game’s broadcast in English.
El Salvador vs. Mexico: alignments
El Salvador is missing several important players for this game, which will complicate things a lot. The central Roberto Domínguez is sanctioned for accumulating yellow cards, and the Cuscatlecos were already without the starting caliber centrals Eriq Zavaleta (concussion) and Ronald Gómez Rodríguez, who is recovering from a fracture. Filler options are inexperienced.
As if that weren’t enough in the team’s plans, they will also be without two starting midfielders: Narciso Orellana is left out after his red card against Costa Rica, and midfielder Jairo Henríquez will be unavailable after he injured his tendon. right hamstring. the same game.
El Salvador projected lineup (4-4-2, left to right): 1-Mario Antonio Gonzalez-GK – 13-Alexander Larin, 16-Eduardo Vigil, 2-Lizandro Claros, 21-Bryan Tamacas – 19-Denis Pineda, 4-Isaac Portillo, 7-Darwin Ceren, 15-Alex Roldan – 12- Marvin Monterrosa, 11-Joaquin Rivas
El Salvador projected replacements: 18-Yonatan Guardado-GK, 22-Kevin Carabantes-GK, 23-Herberth Marcelo Diaz, 5-Christian Martinez, 14-Pablo Punyed, 10-Amando Moreno, 8-Joshua Perez, 9-Walmer Martinez , 20-Enrico Hernández
The Mexican Tata Martino confirmed that the team will not have the starting defenders César Montes (accumulation of yellow cards) and Jorge Sánchez (muscular injury) and both have already returned to their club teams. Center forward Henry Martin is back from injury and should be available from the bench.
After the two forced changes (Néstor Araujo will probably replace Montes in the center of defense, and Julio César Domínguez expected to start as a right back given that Chaka Rodríguez made the full 90 in the last game), the expectation is that Martino will opt for give up its base. headlines, including the offensive trident of Corona-Jiménez-Lozano, another run to start the game.
Mexico’s projected starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 13-Guillermo ‘Memo’ Ochoa-GK – 23-Jesus Gallardo, 15-Hector Moreno, 2-Nestor Araujo, 19-Julio Cesar Dominguez – 6-Sebastian Cordova, 4-Edson Alvarez, 8-Carlos ‘Charly’ Rodriguez – 17 -Jesús ‘Tecatito’ Corona, 9-Raúl Jiménez, 22-Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano
Projected subscribers in Mexico: 12-Jonathan Orozco-GK, 1-Alfredo Talavera-GK, 5-Osvaldo Rodríguez, 21-Luis ‘Chaka’ Rodríguez, 18-Andrés Guardado, 7-Luis Romo, 16-Héctor Herrera, 20-Alexis Vega, 14-Uriel Antuna, 10-Orbelin Pineda, 11-Rogelio Funes Mori, Henry Martin
El Salvador vs. Mexico: betting odds and prediction
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Choose: Mexico -1.25 Asian Handicap (+100)
El Salvador’s home advantage should help keep the game close to the start, but Mexico simply has too much quality and El Salvador is prone to errors and missing key players on defense. With another trio of top attackers ready to come off the bench to keep up the pressure, Mexico should have the wherewithal to pull off a multi-goal victory.
The -1.25 Asian Handicap offers a bit of security if Mexico only achieves a win by one goal. Since the -1.25 bet is divided evenly between the spreads -1 and -1.5, half the bet would be refunded in that case.
Prediction: El Salvador 0, Mexico 2
- Money line: El Salvador +700 / Draw +340 / Mexico -270
- Spread: El Salvador +1.5 (-165) / Mexico -1.5 (+120)
- O / U 2.5 total goals: Over +115 / Under -150
- Both teams will score: Yes +165 / No -225
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