The battle to qualify for the World Cup is drawing to a close. Including in the CONCACAF region. Curiously, the local giants, Mexico, are not yet 100 per cent guaranteed entry to the World Cup. However, all they need to do is not lose at home to El Salvador – such an intrigue. How will it end here? The website’s analytics department has provided a forecast for the March 31, 2022 match. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet.ng.
Mexico can be considered a World Cup regular
El Tri have not just missed out on a single tournament since 1990, they have consistently qualified from every group stage. But at the same time, without exception, all the performances ended clearly in the 1/8 finals. The same thing happened in Russia: they got out of the quartet and then crashed out in the first round of the play-offs. The Mexicans do not always play their best now. The draws with Costa Rica and the USA, both of which were 0-0 on home soil, stand out. And Honduras in the last round was beaten due to the only goal of Alvarez in the middle of the 2nd half. The only thing left is to take at least 1 point at home against El Salvador. However, the fans will definitely be demanding bright football from Martino’s Tata and his charges.
El Salvador are performing at their level somewhere
The Blue and White have played in World Cups, but that was a long time ago – in 1970 and 1982. It all ended in consecutive defeats, and quite big ones at that. I had some good results at the regional Gold Cup – silver in ’81, then 4th and 5th places. We never managed to do it again, at the most, we reached the quarterfinals in 2021. There is even a player who plays for a good European club – Enrico Hernandez from Vitesse, but he has now also been sent on loan to the Netherlands Second Division. The rest play, if not at home, then in the CONCACF region, or in Thailand – the level is clear. Not surprisingly, the results are poor: 1 win and a draw in 5 matches this year, and only 10 points in total in the qualifying after 13 matches.
El Salvador last won in 2009. Since then, there have been 9 matches in a row that have always ended in victories for Mexico. That includes a 2-0 win for El Tri in the current fixture.
It’s clear that Mexico should win, the only question is how exactly. A home team’s handicap of -2 goals looks good (the odds are 1.72).