Mexico vs Panama by Tullamore
Mexico is under pressure at the moment and the World Cup dream is getting cloudy.
La Verde is hosting Panama tonight at Estadio Azteca, where it will try to win for the first time at home at this qualification round.
Panama is a tough opponent to beat and the hosts's manager knows it and that's why he decided to recall former captain Rafa Marquez in an attempt to give a mental boost to his players.
Mexico hasn't been dominant at home recently and this is not coming just from the results, but from the team's performances. They have to step up ahead of the final 2 games, in order to avoid the unthinkable of missing the upcoming World Cup, a situation that will travel it back in time, when this nation was suspended by the World Cup of Italy.
Panama hasn't won on the road and it is at the fourth place with 8 points, as much as Mexico has, but has the tiebreaker before this clash.
Mexico has the quality to beat Panama and despite the fact that Azteca won't record a sold-out, the Mexican's know how to create a suffocating atmosphere for the opponents.
I think that the hosts will die on the field at this "must win" game and i expect a passionate and aggresive game by them.
Panama will try to defend, but their defense is not rock-solid at all.
This will be the type of game, that the weaker team will spend the most of the time trying to close the holes in defense.
Mexico usually takes many corner kicks and i think that Panama can win a few too, utilizing the counter attacks.
One way or another, the price on over 10.5 corner kicks is fair enough and this is my pick at this game.
|over 10.5 corners||Sbobet||1.94||9||10 LOST (-9 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.