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USA vs Mexico: What Bettors Need to Know

USA vs Mexico: What Bettors Need to Know

USA vs Mexico: What Bettors Need to Know

The Stars and Stripes team-record 12-game winning streak came to a screeching halt against Costa Rica last week and they'll look to start up another one against familiar foe Mexico Tuesday in World Cup Qualifying.

USA v Mexico (+138, +210, +210)

Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Why bet the USA: You can't win 'em all. Costa Rica may have won 3-1 but it was in their backyard and they do have an above average squad. The problem with that game is that the USA lost some good players and will have to dip into the talent pool to field a squad versus Mexico. Midfielder Michael Bradley has been ruled out with a sprained left ankle and Jozy Altidore, Geoff Cameron and Matt Besler are suspended after collecting yellow cards against Los Ticos. The US does have some players to choose from and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called on Clarence Goodson, Joe Corona, Jose Torres and Brad Davis. The Mexican side is in a bit of shambles as well. They sacked head coach Jose Manuel de la Torre after an humiliating 2-1 defeat to Honduras. Mexico is currently fourth in the table with just one victory, five draws and one defeat in their World Cup qualifying campaign.

Why bet Mexico: On paper, Mexico is a talented side. They boast Manchester United poacher Chicharito, Villareal forward Gio dos Santos and Valenica midfielder Andrés Guardado. This is a strong side, but clearly something during this qualifying run was/is amiss. Potentially, that has been rectified with the firing of de la Torre. El Tricolor are a unit that, when meshed well, can play with just about anyone. They have goals in them and even though they haven't been in the best of form, are still dangerous.

Previous World Cup qualifier result: Mexico 0, USA 0 (in Mexico)

Key betting note: The USA has won the previous three competitive matches versus Mexico in Columbus by a scoreline of 2-0 each time. All of which were World Cup qualifiers.

* If the USA beats Mexico and Honduras collects a victory against Panama, the USA punches its ticket to Brazil 2014.

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USA, Mexico Clash

World Cup qualifying action continues Tuesday and all eyes will be on the United States-Mexico matchup from Columbus, Ohio. The United States and Mexico are both coming off losses on Friday to Costa Rica and Honduras respectively.

After Mexico’s home loss to Honduras at Estadio Azteca, the team fired Jose Manuel De la Torre as manager. He will be replaced by Luis Fernando Tena. Within the CONCACAF qualifying group, Mexico sits in fourth place with eight points out of six teams. Only the top three teams in the group will qualify for the 2014 World Cup from Brazil. The fourth place team will go into a playoff round against New Zealand, who captured the Oceania qualifying group.

Costa Rica sits on top of the CONCACAF qualifying group with 14 points while the United States sits in second with 13 points. Honduras is currently in third with 10 points.

Since Honduras plays two of its final three games at home and the finale at Jamaica, tonight’s road game against the United States is considered a must-win by many pundits for Mexico.

Due to injuries and suspensions, the United States will be short-handed tonight against Mexico. Expected to miss due to one-match suspensions are Jozy Altidore, Matt Besler and Geoff Cameron. Also, midfielder and arguably the best player on the United States, Michael Bradley, will miss due to an ankle sprain.

United State vs. Mexico

Venue:Columbus Crew Stadium
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 10
Time/TV: ESPN, 8:00 p.m. ET

Three-Way Line
USA +138
Mexico +188
Draw +188

Total Goals
Over 2.5 (+140)
Under 2.5 (-180)

Two-Way Line
USA -150
Mexico +110

1st-Half Line
USA +210
Mexico +250
Draw -110

World Cup Qualifier Odds

Uzbekistan -200
Jordan +500
Draw +260

Russia -400
Israel +750
Draw +350

Lithuania -555
Liechtenstein +1000
Draw +450

Armenia +210
Denmark +115
Draw +200

Kazakhstan +750
Sweden -400
Draw +400

Georgia +150
Finland +160
Draw +200

Norway +140
Switzerland +160
Draw +200

Malta +650
Bulgaria -303
Draw +333

Romania +110
Turkey +210
Draw +210

Luxembourg +240
Northern Ireland +100
Draw +200

Slovakia +150
Bosnia & Herzegovina +150
Draw +210

Cyprus +220
Slovenia +100
Draw +210

FYR Macedonia +115
Scotland +200
Draw +210

Hungary -303
Estonia +700
Draw +333

Austria -120
Ireland +275
Draw +220

Greece -400
Latvia +850
Draw +400

Italy -200
Czech Republic +450
Draw +250

Ukraine +160
England +150
Draw +188

Wales +175
Serbia +125
Draw +210

Belarus +450
France -200
Draw +250

Iceland +110
Albania +220
Draw +210

Bolivia +210
Ecuador +110
Draw +210

Uruguay +100
Colombia +225
Draw +200

Venezuela +100
Peru +240
Draw +200

Jamaica +188
Costa Rica +140
Draw +175

Honduras -136
Panama +350
Draw +210

Bet USA vs Mexico

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