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Gold Cup: Mexico vs. Haiti

In CONCACAF Gold Cup, Football on July 16, 2009 at 18:45

By Joe, http://www.Bettingexpert.com

Mexico

Mexico are beginning to show some signs that they are in this tournament to win the Gold Cup and not just making up the numbers. They are one of the strongest teams left in the tournament and their greatest rival, USA, could be awaiting them in finals. Mexico will have to first beat Haiti in the quarterfinals and either Guadeloupe or Costa Rica in the semifinals in order to have a shot in avenging their 2005 final defeat to USA. The last game of the quarterfinals between Mexico and Haiti will be held at the Cowboy stadium, Arlington, Texas.

Mexico have headlined the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament with all the wrong reasons after their second match against Panama. Coach Javier Aguirre has been suspended for 3 games after kicking one of the Panama players. This scandal has really effective the Mexican side in a good way and they silenced their critics by beating Guadeloupe 2-0 in their final group match to qualified as top of Group C. Mario Carrillo will take command of the bench in the absence of Aguirre. Mexico showed a more whole hearted display against Guadeloupe. They dominated the entire game and regained their confidence.

Haiti is one of the weaker teams to qualify for the quarterfinals. They drew 2-2 with USA in their first game, beat Grenada 2-0 and lost 1-0 to Honduras. Haiti should be applauded for their achievements so far as this is one of their best performances in an international tournament. They only entered the tournament due to Cuba’s withdrawal from the tournament. Mexico could present one of their toughest tasks so far but never the less, Haiti will tackle this as best they can.

It is expected that 30,000 – 40,000 Mexican fans will be supporting Mexico at the Cowboy Stadium. The Mexican fans are desperate for their national heroes to win the Gold Cup and hopefully Mexico will not disappoint on Sunday. Mexico will try to get that early goal and Carlos Vela could be one of them getting on the score sheet. On paper, Haiti should not be a problem for the Mexicans and Betsson is offering 1.40 for them to win.

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