The atmosphere at Estadio Cuscatlán is going to be electric as El Salvador host rival Mexico in a World Cup qualifier that locals desperately want to win to keep their World Cup dreams alive.
Mexico, which sits at the top of the regional rankings, is familiar with the kind of hostile atmosphere that awaits them. El Tri will get El Salvador’s best shot, and the home team will fight and contest every ball, but their best defenders are missing the game, and that could make a difference against the talented Mexicans.
These two teams met in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and El Salvador gave Mexico a good game. Although it is a battle of the No. 9 in the world against the No. 65, the matches are always more even than they would appear on paper.
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8:39 pm: They need to let the El Salvador bus into the stadium.
7.57 pm: It’s safe to say that Mexican fans will be outnumbered tonight:
El Salvador vs. Mexico: alignments
El Salvador has several important players who are missing this match, which significantly complicates matters. The central Roberto Domínguez is sanctioned for accumulating yellow cardboard, and the Cuscatlecos were already without the starting caliber centrals Eriq Zavaleta (concussion) and Ronald Gómez Rodríguez, who is recovering from a fibula fracture. Filler options are inexperienced.
As if that was not enough in the team’s plans, it will also be without two starting midfielders: Narciso Orellana will be left out after his red card against Costa Rica, and midfielder Jairo Henríquez will be unavailable after a strain on the tendon of the right hamstring. the same game.
El Salvador’s 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 Subscribers: 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 Hernandez
Mexican Tata Martino confirmed that starting defenders César Montes (accumulation of yellow cards) and Jorge Sánchez (muscular injury) will be missing, 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 the defense, and Julio César Domínguez expected to start as a right back, given that Chaka Rodríguez completed the 90 in the last game), the expectation is that Martino will opt for give their base starters, including Corona-Jiménez-Lozano’s attacking trident, another run to kick off the match.
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 -Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona, 9-Raul Jimenez, 22-Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano
Projected subscribers in Mexico: 12-Jonathan Orozco-GK, 1-Alfredo Talavera-GK, 5-Osvaldo Rodriguez, 21-Luis ‘Chaka’ Rodriguez, 18-Andres Guardado, 7-Luis Romo, 16-Hector Herrera, 20-Alexis Vega, 14-Uriel Antuna, 10-Orbelin Pineda, 11-Rogelio Funes Mori, Henry Martin
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. The 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: 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 reassurance, should Mexico only get a win by one goal. Since the -1.25 bet is divided equally between the spreads of -1 and -1.5, half of 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
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.