Canada vs. Mexico
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 19, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
Mile High Stadium
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Mexico will play against Canada in the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Canada defeated Martinique in the previous round by a score of 4-0. It was a dominant performance by the Canadians as they controlled 62% of the ball and completed close to 600 passes. Canada created 24 shooting chances and took 12 shots on target. Jonathon David was the star performer for Canada as the Gent striker scored 2 goals. Scott Arfield and Junior Hoilett both scored goals for Canada also. Milan Borjan had a good game also as the Canadian goalkeeper saved 4 shots to ensure the team kept a clean sheet. It was a supreme performance by the Canadian team but they will be aware that this will be a significantly tougher challenge since Mexico are playing a significantly stronger team.
Mexico were able to flex their muscles in the previous game as they defeated Cuba 7-0. Uriel Antuna was extremely impressive as the LA Galaxy forward scored a hattrick. Antuna was well supported by Raul Jimenez who scored 2 goals for Mexico. Diego Reyes and Alexis Vega also scored goals during the Mexican victory. It was a very one-sided contest as Mexico controlled 72% of the ball and took 15 shots on target. The passing was very impressive by Mexico as they completed 675 passes at an accuracy of 92%. While the forwards headlined the victory, Mexico were also very solid in defense as they ensured that Cuba only had 3 shots in the entire match. This Mexican side is in outstanding form and they have quality players in every position. Mexico are favorites to win this tournament and they justified that tag in the win against Cuba.
This match between Canada and Mexico is set to take place at the Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado.
Canada were very impressive in their win against Martinique. That being said, I see the Canadians losing this fixture. From watching Mexico play in the opening round, this team looks a level above the rest of the tournament. Mexico dominated their opening fixture and all their superstar players look in great form. Mexico have a stronger and more experienced side that Canada and I see them winning this fixture with some ease.