Mexico v Cuba Betting Tip Mexico Over 4.5 goals – 16 June 2019

Mexico to coast it against Cuba

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Sunday 16th June 0300hrs 
Football – International – CONCACAF Gold Cup
Pick Mexico Over 4.5 total goals
Bookmaker Marathon Bet
Odds: 10/11 (odds taken 18.30 GMT, Saturday 15th June)

The CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off this weekend and favourites Mexico are heavily fancied to get their tournament off to a winning start as they face a Cuba team who have struggled in the competition in years gone by.

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Mexico Preview – Are favourites Mexico set for a winning start?

Mexico, along with the USA, have dominated in the Gold Cup down the years. The two North American nations are expected to go well again in 2015 and Mexico will be expecting three points here. The seven-time winners have a 100% record this calendar year with four friendly wins to their names. Now under the stewardship of Gerardo Martino, the Mexicans will be looking for a better showing than two years ago. They lost out to Jamaica in the semi-finals on that occasion which goes down as a failure considering their success. This time they are placed in a group alongside Canada, Martinique and tomorrow’s opponents Cuba.

It’s a group they will be looking to top and a win in their opening games will go a long way to doing just that. The appointment of Martino has definitely steadied the ship after a poor run the previous year but this will be his first competitive action in charge.

The former Barcelona and Argentina boss has selected a strong squad for the competition. Raul Jimenez has had an excellent season with his club side Wolves and will lead the line. He will be the experienced head in attack with a relatively untested trio alongside him.


Andres Guardardo to score and Mexico to win



Cuba – Can Cuba cause a massive upset on the opening day?

Cuba are one of the minnows in this competition and their chances of winning are indicated with triple figure odds. They had to qualify via the CONCACAF Nations League and sneaked in in sixth spot courtesy of a better goal difference. Qualification, itself, represents success for a nation like Cuba and they will attempt now to be competitive in the group stage. Having reached the Gold Cup on 10 occasions, Cuba have played a total of 34 games and managed to win only five of those.

Their best showing came all the way back in 1971 when finishing in fourth spot. It’s likely that such an effort would be beyond them this time, however. More realistically they are looking at avoiding heavy defeats like they have incurred in most recent tournaments. This will be their first game in nearly three months so there has been little in the way of preparation.

Coach Raul Mederos has been in charge for just under three years, but this will be the first time taking a team to the CONCACAF Gold Cup. It’s a relatively inexperienced squad that will be representing Cuba, too, many of whom will be also be competing at these finals for the first time.


Key-Facts – Mexico v Cuba

  • Mexico are favourites to win this competition and are expected to comfortably see off Cuba
  • Cuba failed to qualify in 2017 and bring a relatively untried squad to the finals as a result
  • The Mexicans have started life well under Gerardo Martino winning all four games and scoring at least three goals in each of them


Mexico v Cuba Betting Advice

Mexico have ambitions of winning this tournament but know they need to take it one step at a time. Cuba are the first opponents on their path to what they hope will be glory. For the Cubans they know it’s going to be a tall ask in this game but will try and make it as difficult as possible. To put their chance into some context – you can back them at odds of 80/1 for the win. Mexico can be backed at a best odds of 1/33 so it’s easy to see how much of a shock it would be this ends in anything other than a Mexico win.

This will be the third time these two have faced each other in the Gold Cup in the last 10 years. The previous two meetings have finished with 6-0 and 5-0 wins for Mexico. A similar outcome is very much expected tomorrow. Under Martino Mexico have scored at least three goals in each of their four games. Having scored at least five on the last two games against Cuba in this competition, side with Mexico scoring five or more once again. Back Mexico over 4.5 total goals.