Mexico and El Salvador will trade tackles at the Cotton Bowl on Sunday, three points on the line on the final match day of the CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage.
It is a straight knockout game for the top spot in Group A. El Salvador currently leads with the maximum points from two games, while Mexico are two points and one place down.
trio Come into the game with a 3-0 win over Guatemala. Rosello Fulles scored a brace en route, the first of which was his first competitive goal for Mexico.
El Salvador won 2–0 over Trinidad and Tobago, with Jairo Henriquez and Valmar Martínez scoring either side of halftime.
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Mexico vs El Salvador face-off
The two countries have met on 38 occasions in the past and Mexico has a better record with 32 wins. El Salvador has a lone win, while the last five matches ended in a draw.
Their most recent meeting was in the group stage of the 2017 Gold Cup. Hedgardo Marin, Elias Hernández and Orbelín Pineda all captured the scoresheet in a 3–1 victory for the eventual semifinalists.
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Mexico vs El Salvador Team News
Mexico has no other injuries as Hirving Lozano was ruled out of the competition with a serious head injury in his first match of the tournament.
Sports injuries: Hirving Lozano
suspension: No one
Defender Romulo Villalobos was initially included in El Salvador’s Gold Cup squad, but was ruled out due to injury.
Injury: Romulo Villalobos
suspension: No one
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Mexico vs El Salvador Predicted XI
Mexico Predicted XI (4-3-3): Alfredo Talavera; Luis Rodriguez, Carlos Salcedo, Hector Moreno, Jesus Gallardo; Edson Alvarez, Hector Herrera, Eric Gutierrez; Jesus Corona, Rogelio Funes Mori, Alan Pulido
El Salvador predicted XI (4-4-2): Mario Gonzalez (GK); Alexander Larrin, Ronald Gomez, Eric Zavaletta, Brian Tamakas; Jairo Henriquez, Narciso Orellana, Darwin Serene, Josh Perez; Marvin Monterosa, Joaquin Rivaso
Mexico vs El Salvador Prediction
Mexico are the favorites to retain the Gold Cup and, despite starting the tournament slowly, they were back on track with their win over Guatemala.
El Salvador has been impressive in their start to the tournament and can take advantage if Mexico does not live up to the expectations. However, we are predicting a comfortable victory for Martino’s men.
Forecast: Mexico 2-0 El Salvador