Mexico will start their Concacaf Gold Cup title defense run on Saturday evening when they take on Group A underdogs Trinidad and Tobago in Arlington, Texas.
The head coach Gerardo Martino submitted a very strong team for this tournament, aiming to redeem himself after a Concacaf Nations League failure to the United States.
While we won’t see the like of Javier Hernandez Chicharito in the tournament, the Mexicans will gather a super strong group of players led by Napoli’s star Hirving Lozano, Atletico Madrid’s Hector Herrera, Porto’s Jesus Corona, and LA Galaxy’s Jonathan dos Santos.
We also can’t wait to see the official debut of Monterrey’s Argentine-born Rogerio Funes Mori who was on the scoreline in Mexico’s 4-0 drubbing of Nigeria in the last week’s friendly.
Hector Herrera bagged a brace on the occasion, while Jonathan dos Santos also added his name to the scoresheet after coming on as a second-half sub.
Trinidad and Tobago, on the other side, had to play Gold Cup qualification playoffs last week. They only confirmed their place at the competition by beating French Guiana on penalties on Tuesday evening.
Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago Head-to-head
Mexico have completely dominated this match-up over the course of history.
The Mexicans won 15, drew 7, and lost only 3 of 25 encounters with Trinidad and Tobago.
It’s been just less than two years since these two sides last met each other. Mexico celebrated a 2-0 victory in a friendly on the occasion.
Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago Prediction
The difference in quality between these two outfits is enormous. Just for the sake of comparison, Trinidad and Tobago did not even find a way out of the first round of the Concacaf World Cup qualifications. Mexico, on the other side, stormed their way to the third (and final) part of the qualifiers.
The only question is how many goals we will see in Trinidad and Tobago’s net on Saturday. We believe the number will likely be higher than three