Panama vs Mexico – El Tri heads to Panama for a big CONCACAF Nations League game on Friday evening. Gerardo Martino’s men sit top of Group B after winning both games so far. They thrashed Bermuda 5-1 in their opener and then beat Panama 3-1 at Estadio Azteca last month. Now Mexico will bid to extend its winning streak at Estadio Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez in Panama City. It has been in brilliant form under Martino and it should clinch a famous victory in this game.
The former Barcelona boss, known affectionately as Tata, took over as Mexico manager in January. He has guided El Tri to victory in every competitive game since then, while his record in friendlies is also extremely strong. Mexico breezed to victory at the CONCACAF Gold Cup during the summer, despite leaving several key players at home. It beat Costa Rica and Haiti en route to a final showdown with the USA, which it won 1-0, courtesy of Jonathan dos Santos’ second-half strike.
Lozano Leads the Charge
Martino has picked a strong squad for El Tri’s recent games. Napoli superstar Hirving Lozano has started both CONCACAF Nations League matches so far. Youngster José Juan Macias offers another strong option in attack, and Roberto Alvarado and Rodolfo Pizarro are both dangerous. Atletico Madrid’s Hector Herrera has returned to anchor the midfield, while Tigres’ Carlos Salcedo marshals the defense well.
Panama vs Mexico Betting Tips
Mexico has not lost to Panama since 2013. Since then it has earned six wins and one draw in their meetings. Panama has been in reasonable form this year: it went to the quarter-finals of the Gold Cup before losing to Jamaica, and it beat Bermuda twice already in the Nations League. However, Mexico is a superior team, with better players in every department, and it should battle to victory. Bet365 has -110 on Mexico to win and under 5 goals in the match, which looks like a good bet – See odds & Bonuses