Mexico continues its summer tour of the United States on Saturday when it takes on Honduras in a friendly at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. On Sunday El Tri lost to the United States, 3-2, in the Concacaf Nations League final in Denver. After Saturday's match, Mexico, which is ranked No. 11 in the world, plays two more friendlies as well as the entire Concacaf Gold Cup -- all in the United States. Kickoff on Saturday is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
William Hill Sportsbook lists Mexico as the -200 money-line favorite (risk $200 to win $100) in the Mexico vs. Honduras odds, while Honduras is the +550 underdog. A draw is priced at +320. The over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in your Honduras vs. Mexico picks, be sure to check out the international soccer predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's soccer guru Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. He has generated more than $18,200 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has set his sights on Mexico vs. Honduras. You can head to SportsLine to see his picks. Here are several odds and trends for Honduras vs. Mexico:
- Mexico vs. Honduras spread: Mexico -1.5 (+130)
- Mexico vs. Honduras over-under: 2.5
- Mexico vs. Honduras money line: Mexico -200, Honduras +550, Draw +320
- MEX: El Tri are 21-3-3 under manager Gerardo Martino
- HON: Los Catrachos are 6-3-4 in their last 13 matches
Why you should back Mexico
El Tri takes on a Honduras side that has struggled to put opponents away recently. In six matches since the start of 2020, Los Catrachos have not won a match inside 90 minutes. Their only victory over that time was a penalty shootout win in the Concacaf Nations League third place game on Sunday over a Costa Rica team that was beaten by the United States, 4-0, on Wednesday.
In addition, Mexico has a dynamic young playmaker in Diego Lainez. The 5-foot-7, 21-year-old forward plays with explosive pace and has regularly been mentioned as one of the best young players in the world. In Sunday's Nations League final against the United States, Lainez came off the bench and immediately took advantage of slow-footed defender Tim Ream to score and put El Tri up 2-1 in the 79th minute.
Why you should back Honduras
Los Catrachos have a dangerous goal scorer in Alberth Elis. A 25-year-old forward for Boavista, Elis scored an important goal in Honduras' penalty shootout victory over Costa Rica in the Concacaf Nations League third place game. With Elis leading the way, Los Catrachos are 6-3-4 in their last 13 games and have scored in 10 of their last 11 matches.
In addition, Honduras faces a Mexico team that has little incentive on Saturday. After this friendly, El Tri has two more friendlies scheduled against Panama (June 30) and Nigeria (July 3) before playing in the Concacaf Gold Cup. Martino could very well use Saturday's match as an opportunity to rest Mexico's key players after Saturday's grueling final and get younger guys some experience.
How to make Mexico vs. Honduras picks
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