class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Boasting a strong record against La Selecta, Al Hain-Cole is backing Martino's men to seal top spot in their Gold Cup group with a comfortable win
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Mexico will be hoping to leapfrog El Salvador into top spot when the sides meet at the Cotton Bowl in Sunday’s CONCACAF Gold Cup clash.
El Tri are currently second in Group A after taking four points from their opening two games, following up a disappointing draw against Trinidad & Tobago with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Guatemala.
Mexico vs El Salvador latest odds
Having won each of their last seven matches against this opposition, Mexico are clear 2/7 (1.29) favourites with bet365 to secure first place by coming out on top in Dallas.
Hugo Perez’s El Salvador team have begun the tournament with successive 2-0 victories against Trinidad & Tobago and Guatemala but are 9/1 (10.00) outsiders to extend that winning streak against the record 11-times champions.
Just one of the previous 37 encounters between this duo has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 9/2 (5.50) on them cancelling each other out in this one.
Mexico vs El Salvador team news
Rogelio Funes Mori is set to lead the line once again after scoring his second and third international goals in three appearances against Guatemala, while Orbelin Pineda is likely to continue in attack in place of the injured Hirving Lozano.
The underdogs are likely to stick with the same line-up that overcame Trinidad & Tobago last time out, when midfielder Jairo Henriquez notched his first international goal.
Mexico vs El Salvador preview
Having failed to capitalise on their dominance in the frustrating goalless opener against Trinidad & Tobago, Gerardo Martino’s men did not allow the same thing to happen twice in an impressive 3-0 victory over Guatemala.
They will be confident of finishing the group stage on a high against an opponent they have beaten in each of the last seven meetings – scoring 22 goals and conceding just four.
Indeed, while La Selecta have performed well against the less formidable CONCACAF nations recently, they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Qatar just before the tournament began and were thrashed 6-0 by USA last December.
Mexico vs El Salvador tips & predictions
All in all, odds of 5/6 (1.83) offer solid value on Mexico proving their superiority and beating El Salvador by at least two clear goals in Texas on Sunday.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.