Kick off: Tuesday, 14 June @1:00 GMT
Venue: NRG Stadium (Houston, Texas)
Head to Head Record
Mexico vs Venezuela 3-1 (2012 International Friendly)
Mexico vs Venezuela 1-1 (2011 Friendly International)
Mexico vs Venezuela 2-2 (2010 Friendly International)
Mexico vs Venezuela 4-0 (2009 Friendly International)
Mexico vs Venezuela 3-1 (2007 Friendly International)
Mexico vs Venezuela Team News
Andres Guardado returns to the starting line-up after missing the Jamaica game through suspension. Coach Juan Carlos Osorio has no fresh injury worries ahead of the match, but he is widely expected to mix the squad against Venezuela. Third-choice goalkeeper Jesus Corona is likely to start against El Vinotinto, with Oribe Peralta pushing for a start as well.
Arquimedes Figuera misses the match through suspension after picking up his second yellow card against Uruguay. Roberto Rosales suffered a foot injury against La Celeste, but he could recover in time to face Mexico in the final group game. Coach Rafael Dudamel has no other selection worries ahead of the clash. WBA attacker Salomon Rondon is likely to lead the attack for El Vinotinto against Mexico.
Doubtful: Roberto Rosales (66/0)
Suspended: Arquimedes Figuera (13/1)
- Mexico are eyeing their twelfth consecutive win in all competitions
- Le Tri managed to keep a clean sheet in nine of their last ten games
- Under 2.5 goals were scored in five of Venezuela’s last six matches
- Both teams scored in each of last three meetings between Mexico and Venezuela
- Venezuela are after their first win over Mexico since 1982
Mexico vs Venezuela Prediction
Both Mexico and Venezuela have already booked their place in the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals, but it remains to be seen which team is going to clinch top position in Group C. As I have already mentioned, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio is going to experiment against El Vinotinto and that is the main reason why I am not tempted to put my money on El Tri. Both sides are likely to adopt a cautious approach in Tuesday’s game and, taking everything into account, under 2.5 goals bet should be considered.
Betting Tip: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.90 (9/10) @Unibet
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