It will be No. 1 vs. Head No. 2 going to Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Not surprisingly, Mexico (seven points) is ahead of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, but no one expects Canada (five points) to be behind after three matches. Canadians can surpass their standings with disappointing victories.
Mexico are irresistible favorites at their home stadium, which will remain open for 75 percent capacity. And attacking stars Raul Jimenez and Hirving “Chuckie” Lozano’s return from injury will improve them. But it marks a new era in Canadian football, led by Bayern Munich star Alfonso Davis, and has fitted Mexico to their last meeting in the Les Rouge CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals. The Mexican team still won, but needed a thrilling stoppage time goal to do so.
Canada national team manager John Hardman has brought a real belief to his squad that the country’s first place in the World Cup final since 1986 is a real possibility. His counterpart with Mexico, Gerardo “Tata” Martino, is aware of the chip that Canada carries on his shoulder, and he has made it clear that his team will be game-planning for the game-breaking pace of the audience. It’s set up for an interesting battle.
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Sporting News will follow the event live and update scores.
Mexico vs Canada Live Score
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Mexico vs Canada Updates and Highlights
Standing and schedule: updated World Cup qualifiers
9:08 pm: Canada takes the field for warm-up:
8:46 pm: Take a look inside the Estadio Azteca.
8:45 pm: Fans are going their way. Mask required. One hour until kick off.
6:22 pm: It’s been almost a year since the trio played together for Mexico (November 1):
Mexico vs Canada lineup
Tata Martino has options, especially up front. But he gave everyone their offensive trio.
Mexico start lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 13-Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa-GK-23-Jesus Gallardo, 2-Nestor Araujo, 3-Cesar Montes, 5-Jorge Sanchez-18-Andres Gardado (c), 4-Edson Alvarez, 16-Hector Herrera-17- Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, 9-Raul Jimenez, 22-Hirving “Chucky” Lozano
Mexico Sub: Rodolfo Cota-GK, Jonathan Orozco-GK, Alfredo Talavera-GK, Hector Moreno, Johan Vasquez, Julio Cesar Dominguez, Luis “Chaka” Rodriguez, Osvaldo Rodriguez, Sebastian Cordova, Luis Romo, Carlos “D” Pineda, Alexis Vega, Uriel Antuna, Rogelio Funes Mori, Henry Martin
Hardman confirmed that Atiba Hutchinson, Kyle Larin and Lucas Cavalini have yet to recover from the knock and missed the Mexico tour. Hardman is still hopeful he can get these three back at some point to play in this October’s window, Canada must not start without goalkeeper Milon Borjan, who is still recovering from Covid-1.
Junior Howlett and David Waterspoon also did not tour Mexico with the Canadian team due to the need for strict UK segregation for travelers to Mexico City, which began shortly after their return to UK-based clubs. Scott Kennedy was not called up due to injury.
Canada start lineup (3-5-2, left to right): 16-Maxim Krepo-GK-4-Kamal Miller, 5-Steven Vitoria, 2-Alastair Johnston-19-Alfonso Davis, 14-Mark-Anthony Kaye, 7-Stephen Eustacio, 21-Jonathan Osrio, 22-Richie Laria-11 -Tajan Buchanan, 20-Jonathan David
Canada Subs (11): James Pantemis-GK, Dane St. Clair-GK, Derek Cornelius, Donnel Henry, Samuel Adekugbe, Jacqueline Burlt-Gillard, Liam Fraser, Samuel Piet, Charles-Andreas Brim, Liam Miller, Jacob Schaff
See how Mexico vs Canada in USA
- Date: Thursday, October 7th
- Time: It’s half past one
- TV channels: Univision, TUDN
- Streaming: fuboTV, Paramount +
The match will be broadcast in Spanish by Univision and TUDN in the United States. Both channels are available for new users to stream on fuboTV with a free 7-day trial. It will be available in English on CBS streaming platform Paramount +.
Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca will be in 75 per cent power for the match, the highest allowed cap after the epidemic.
Mexico vs. Canada: Betting Possibilities and Predictions
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Pick: Canada +1 Asian Handicap (-125)
It’s a different Canadian side, and as long as Alfonso Davis, Jonathan David and Stephen Eustacio are there, Les Rouge is able to score এমনকি even win-despite what history says (three wins in 36 all-time meetings and never Mexico).
For those who are feeling extra bold, there are plenty of bold betting opportunities: Canada double chances (i.e. win or tie at +145) or Canada double chances with more than 1.5 goals (+245). But we recommend Canada +1 Asian Handicap-125 and play it more safely by shrinking to the hour. If Canada loses by one goal, the bet qualifies as a push. Canada draws or wins, and you are a winner.
Prediction: Mexico, Canada
- Moneyline: Mexico -190 / draw + 290 / Canada +500
- Spread: Mexico -0.5 (-190) / Canada +0.5 (+140)
- O / U 2.5 Total target: -140 below +110 /
- Scores for both teams: Yes + 115 / No-155