The top spot in Group A of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup will be up for grabs on Sunday night when Mexico and El Salvador meet in the final group stage match at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Known as La Selecta, El Salvador leads the group with six points and only needs a draw to advance to the knockout as the top team in the group. Meanwhile, El Tri sits in second place with four points and needs a victory on Sunday in order to win the group.
Kickoff is set for 10 p.m. ET. Mexico is the -450 favorite (risk $450 to win $100) in the latest Mexico vs. El Salvador odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while El Salvador is the +1100 underdog. A draw is priced at +450, and the over-under for total goals is 2.5. Before making any El Salvador vs. Mexico picks or Concacaf Gold Cup 2021 predictions, you have to see what consummate soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken a close look at the Mexico vs. El Salvador matchup and established his expert Gold Cup 2021 picks. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the Gold Cup odds and betting trends for El Salvador vs. Mexico:
- Mexico vs. El Salvador spread: Mexico -1.5 (-135)
- Mexico vs. El Salvador over-under: 2.5 goals
- Mexico vs. El Salvador money line: Mexico -450, El Salvador +1100, Draw +450
- MEX: Rogelio Funes Mori leads team with two goals at the Gold Cup
- SLV: El Salvador has recorded seven clean sheets in its last nine matches
Why you should back Mexico
Even though Mexico has only one win through two matches, El Tri has been dominant so far in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. In the team's opening match against Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico had a 30-4 advantage in shots while also dominating possession (82.5 percent). Then, in the team's last match against Guatemala, the Mexicans had a 17-8 advantage on shots and possessed the ball 70 percent of the time.
In addition, Mexico has met little resistance in recent meetings against El Salvador. Mexico has an eight-match winning streak in the series, and El Salvador has not beaten El Tri since 2003. All but one of the matches were decided by more than two goals, and the combined score during Mexico's winning streak is 24-5.
Why you should back El Salvador
El Salvador enters Sunday's match on a bit of a roll. The team has seven wins, one draw and one loss in its last nine matches, outscoring its opponents 23-2 over that time. In its two Gold Cup 2021 group matches, the team has been in full control. In its opening match, El Salvador outshot Guatemala 21-4 and had nearly 70 percent of the possession. And in the last match against Trinidad & Tobago, El Salvador won the possession battle, 59 to 41 percent, and had 19 shots to the opposition's nine.
In addition, El Salvador has been solid defensively recently. The team has seven clean sheets in its last nine matches, including two in its first two Gold Cup group stage games.
How to make El Salvador vs. Mexico picks
Green has taken a close look at the Mexico vs. El Salvador matchup from all sides, and he is leaning under on the goal total (2.5). He also is offering three strong El Salvador vs. Mexico best bets and a complete breakdown of this Gold Cup 2021 match. He's only sharing those picks at SportsLine.
So who wins El Salvador vs. Mexico? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Mexico vs. El Salvador, all from the European soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.