CONCACAF Gold Cup Final: Mexico vs. Panama Prediction, Preview, and Odds (July 16)
- Mexico and Jamaica will battle for the 2023 Gold Cup title on Sunday, July 16.
- Panama made it to the Gold Cup final after a surprising win over the USMNT in the previous stage.
- Mexico destroyed Jamaica in the semifinal in what was one of the best performances of “El Tri” in 2023.
Who would’ve thought that Panama was going to make it to the final of the 2023 Gold Cup? But “Los Canaleros” made it after beating the USMNT by penalties in the semifinal. Now, they’re facing an at least equally tough challenge. They’re playing Mexico on Sunday evening in a battle for the trophy.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday, July 16, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
- Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood (Los Angeles), California
- How to Watch: FOX
The odds are in favor of Mexico, which is no surprise as this team’s roster is way better than the one of Panama. The Mexicans are coming off a brilliant performance against a star-packed team of Jamaica, in which we saw them score three goals while keeping a clean sheet.
They were superb in that game from the very start, showing that a team is greater than the sum of its parts. Thanks to superb teamplay, they were able to completely dominate the game, keeping the ball in their possession for almost two-thirds of the time.
The impressive performance on Wednesday has certainly given them a massive morale boost ahead of the 2023 Gold Cup final. But that’s not the only reason why “El Tri” are confident about their chances on Sunday. The thing is that they have a fantastic record against Panama, whom they’ve already defeated once this year. It happened in the CONCACAF Nations League 3rd place match, which they won 1-0.
Mexico vs. Panama Prediction
It’s been nearly a whole decade since the last time Panama defeated Mexico, which is no surprise given how superior “El Tri” are to “Los Canaleros.” Panama was lucky to knock the USMNT out of the competition in the previous round, but we’re 100% certain luck won’t be on their side again. Instead, it’s the team quality that will decide the 2023 Gold Cup winner this Sunday.