MEX vs ELS: El Salvador is having the best time at the Gold Cup with a 100% winning record. They’d be looking to keeping it that way in their upcoming encounter against Mexico at the Cotton Bowl Stadium.
After a disappointing stalemate, Mexico played Guatemala in their second group stage match. After a bumpy start, striker Rogelio Funes Mori registered his name twice on the scoresheet with his brace.
They gained a comfortable 2-0 lead, forward Orbelín Pineda made it an inevitable 3-0 on the scoresheet. A dominant performance by the Mexicans helped them win by 3-0.
El Salvador on the other hand is having the best time on the field. After a 2-0 win over Guatemala in their opening game, they redid their heroics with Trinidad & Tobago.
Jairo Henríquez started the proceedings with an early first-half goal and put El Salvador in the front. That was about to be the only and winning goal for the side when substitute Walmer Martinez struck a goal in the final seconds of the match and made it a 2-0 win for El Salvador.
Match: Mexico vs El Salvador
Date & Time: 19th July 2021, 7:30 AM IST
Venue: Cotton Bowl Stadium
MEX vs ELS Head-to-Head
Mexico has clear dominance, claiming 32 wins out of 38 encounters in the past. El Salvador only managed to pick up 5 wins as one game ended up in a draw.
In their last encounter, which was in the Gold Cup in 2017, Mexico beat El Salvador convincingly by 3-2.
MEX vs ELS Predicted Playing XI
Luis-Rodriguez, Jesus Gallardo, Carlos Salcedo, Hector Herrera, Edson Alvarez, Nester Araujo, Jesus Corona, Rogelio Funes Mori, Orbelin Pineda, Alfredo Talavera(GK)
Eriq Zavaleta, Ronald Gomez, Bryan Tamacas, Alexander Larín, Alex Roldan, Darwin Ceren, Narciso Orellana, Marvin Monterrosa, Walmer Martinez, Joaquin Rivas, Mario Gonzalez(GK)
MEX vs ELS Dream11 Team Prediction
Goalkeeper: Alfredo Talavera
Defenders: Jesus Gallardo, Carlos Salcedo, Nester Araujo, Eriq Zavaleta, Bryan Tamacas,
Midfielders: Orbelin Pineda (vice-captain), Luis-Rodriguez, Alex Roldan, Narciso Orellana
Striker: Rogelio Funes Mori (captain)