Mexico wants to beat the disappointment of their last defeat in the CONCACAF Nations League at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium against Honduras on Friday.
Mexico lost 3-2 in the final, with American Christian Pulisic clearing the penalty in extra time, breaking the hearts of millions of Mexicans. Three In the 124th minute, a penalty was awarded, but U.S. goalkeeper Ethan Croat returned a clear shot from Mexican veteran Andreas Guardado.
Meanwhile, Honduras finished third in the tournament, beating Costa Rica 5-4 on penalties. The two sides played an entertaining game, the rule and extra minutes ended 2-2. Honduras will next host Grenada in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and they are looking to enter the competition with a win under their control.
After Honduras, Mexico will play a friendly against Panama in late June and close the match against Nigeria a week before their gold cup debut.
Mexico and Honduras face to face
Mexico and Honduras have clashed 28 times and have won 15 of those meetings. Honduras have won seven matches and drawn six.
The two sides last met in a World Cup qualifier in 2017, with Honduras winning 3-2. Honduras’ three goals were scored by Alberto Alice, Rommel Kyoto and Guillermo Ochoa’s own goals, while Oribe Peralta and Carlos Vela scored their own goals for Mexico.
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Mexico and Honduras team news
Carlos Salcedo and Cesar Montes have been ruled out of this match after completing their concentration camp with the national team. All other players will be ready for selection.
Not available: Carlos Salcedo and Cesar Montes
Honduras manager Fabian Koito will have the luxury of choosing a starting XI from the full lineup.
Estimated XI of Mexico and Honduras
Mexico predicted XI (3-4-3): Guillermo Ochoa; Nestor Araujo, Edson Alvares, Hector Moreno; Luis Rodriguez, Hector Herrera, Carlos Rodriguez, Jesus Gallardo; Uriel Antuna, Hirving Lozano, Jesus Corona
Honduras XI predicted (4-4-2): Luis Lopes; Kevin Alvarez, Marcelo Pereyra, Maynor Figueroa, Diego Rodriguez; Rigoberto Rivas, Deby Flores, Brian Acosta, Edwin Rodriguez; Choco Lozano, Albert Alice
Prophecy of Mexico and Honduras
Mexico has superior content and Honduras is unlikely to be disappointed. Since the armature is an international friendly, both managers tend to experiment with their composition and formation.
We predict a favorable victory for Mexico.
Prediction: Mexico 3-0 Honduras