Both pre-tournament favorites reached Sunday’s Gold Cup final in Las Vegas, as the United States and Mexico meet eight weeks after the U.S. beat Mexico 3-2 in the Nations League final.
The U.S. roster is far different now, with Kellyn Acosta the only remaining starter, plus Reggie Cannon and Sebastian Lletget, who were subs in the Nations League final. However, Mexico has a much larger portion of its A-team, returning nine players who appeared in June’s final. That’s part of the reason Mexico is favored (-160 to lift the trophy), and El Tri has been more impressive throughout this Gold Cup.
Is Mexico winning the best bet in this game?