Mexico vs Honduras Final LIVE Football Match Score July 25/7/2021
The CONCACAF Gold Cup continues Saturday with a quarterfinals matchup between Mexico and Honduras in a 10 p.m. ET kickoff at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Below, we preview the Mexico vs. Honduras odds and lines, and make our best CONCACAF Gold Cup bets, picks and predictions. Mexico won Group A despite a slow start against Trinidad & Tobago. Panic set in among the El Tri faithful, but Mexico quelled those fears with a sound 3-0 beating of Guatemala and won the group with a 1-0 clincher over El Salvador Sunday.
Honduras spanked Grenada 4-0 in its group play opener and edged Panama 3-2. However, it lost a decisive match to Qatar 2-0 to finish second in Group D. The Gold Cup quarterfinals begin on Saturday, with the night cap featuring Mexico and Honduras. El Tri won Group A with a 2-1-0 record and have yet to concede a goal in the competition. Honduras finished in second place in Group D behind Qatar, going 2-0-1 with wins over Panama and Grenada. Los Catrachos will get their biggest test of the cup here. The winner will face either Costa Rica or Canada in the semifinals on Thursday.
That tactic seemed to work effectively at times, but perhaps only because the reigning Gold Cup champions came up against two hot goalkeepers, as Marvin Phillip stopped seven shots in the opener for Trinidad and Tobago and El Salvador keeper Mario Gonzalez made five terrific stops in their final group game.
The dynamic Mexicans had their share of chances in the group stage, but they rarely took advantage, scoring only four goals, the fewest they have accumulated in the opening phase since notching four in their first three games of the 2007 Gold Cup when they finished second in Group C behind Honduras on goal difference.
They may not have found the back of the net as much as we would have expected, but El Tri have done a masterful job of limiting their opponents’ chances, failing to concede a goal now in six consecutive fixtures, allowing only three shots on target so far in this tournament.
Mexico know better than anyone how much tougher this competition gets the further you progress, and it will not be easy to break down a well organized side like Honduras, who held them to zero shots on target in a friendly back in June, which was the first time the Mexicans failed to register a shot on goal in a match since drawing Panama 0-0 in a World Cup qualifier back in 2016.