Mexico travel to Panama on Wednesday to finish their September World Cup qualifiers with a tricky clash in Panama City. The hosts are unbeaten after a win over Jamaica and a draw with Costa Rica while the visitors have beaten both narrowly. Can Gerardo Martinez's men emerge with a maximum nine points from nine?
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📰 NEWS 📰@Alexis_Vega9 and @EdsonAlvarez19 will not be available for our match 🆚🇵🇦.— Mexican National Team (@miseleccionmxEN) September 7, 2021
Álvarez will be out due to a suspension, while Vega sustained an ankle injury 🆚🇨🇷 and will continue his rehab.#PasiónyOrgullo | #FMFporNuestroFútbol pic.twitter.com/Ev97T95Y0E
- Date: Wednesday, Sept. 8 | Time: 8:05 p.m. ET
- Location: Estadio Olimpico Rommel Fernandez Gutierrez -- Panama City, Panama
- Live stream: Paramount+
- Odds: PAN +400; Draw +250; MEX -143 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
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Panama: After some unexpected results elsewhere, notable with the USMNT and Canada, Panama are second in the table and could overtake Mexico with a win. In any case, even a draw would be positive at it would maintain their unbeaten run and keep them in contention for one of the three automatic berths.
Mexico: Two wins from as many games and despite the difficult manner of the results, they are currently the only team to have won more than once. With the USMNT and Canada stalling early on, three more points here would really bring the Mexicans' qualification aim closer to reality.
Another narrow victory for Mexico which could turn into a draw if they are not careful. Panama are yet to concede so breaching that back line will be a challenge in itself. Pick: Panama 0-1 Mexico.