International men’s soccer is back this weekend, with a heavyweight clash for the United States men's national soccer team, as they host bitter rivals Mexico in a matchup that has always historically been a testy affair.
Below, we’ve provided you with all of the need-to-know information surrounding the match, as well as our expert previews, betting tips and props. All of the picks and odds in this article are brought to you courtesy of FanDuel.
With two games left to go, the US men’s national soccer team sit in second place, three points behind Mexico and just one point ahead of Canada.
With just Mexico and Jamaica left to play, the US are in a fine position to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup after missing out on Russia in 2018. However, they will have to beat Meixco should they wish to have any realistic chance of topping the table.
They beat Costa Rica in their last competitive outing, but that was preceded by a disappointing 1-0 road loss against Panama.
The big boost that the US have ahead of the Mexico game is that Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has been deemed fit and is set to make is return to the squad.
The US go into this game as underdogs at odds of +210.
Mexico have cruised through qualification thus far, and remain undefeated, with four wins and two draws in six games thus far.
Their last outing was an international friendly that resulted in a 2-3 home loss against Ecuador, with both teams ending the game with ten men - not such a ‘friendly’ game after all.
Mexico’s team are far more experienced than their US counterparts, and go into this game as favorites despite losing to the US in the CONCAF Gold Cup final. Stars such as Wolves’ Rual Jiminez and Ateltico Madrid’s Hector Herrera are expected to get Mexico over the line, despite them being the away team.
Mexico go into this game as favorites at +140.
USA vs Mexico soccer betting tips - our pick
Of the last eight games played between the USA and Mexico, six of them have been won by a single goal.
The USA actually has more recent wins than Mexico, but current form suggests that Mexico should be able to pip their rivals.
We like the look of Mexico to cover the -1 spread at odds of +400 with FanDuel.
USA vs Mexico match info
Match: USA vs Mexico
Competition: Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Time: 09.10pm EST
Venue: TQL Stadium — Cincinnatti, OH
TV: ESPN2, Univision, TUDN
Online streaming: ESPN+
USA vs Mexico betting odds
USA + 1: -200
Handicap tie +1: +300
Mexico -1: +440
USA vs Mexico soccer betting - props
Clean sheet: USA (+205) Mexico (+158)
Both teams to score: Yes (+106) No (-136)
Team to score the last goal: USA (+120) Mexico (-110) No goals (+600)
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