Apart from the CONCACAF defeat to the USA, Mexico has consistently seen less than 2.5 goals and a strong form in general. Critics have commented a lot on many of their games ending in a draw, which would rather have ended on a winning note for them, but losses have not been a regular occurrence. Against Panama specifically, it’s a similar story with the Mexicans being an invincible force. In the last 13 meetings and 10 years, Panama has failed to beat Mexico at any venue. Mexico has also scored first in 5 of the last 6 meetings too. This is a really strong head to head form.
Panama may want to create history by beating Mexico on Thursday, as they are on a 7-game unbeaten spree at the moment. 4 of their last 5 games have ended, seeing more than 2.5 goals in totality, but these have been against really different sides than the Mexicans. Though Panama comes into the game with a historic surrender to Mexico in the last decade with 13 failed attempts to win, they have managed to restrict their counterparts to less than 2.5 goals in 6 of the last 8 meetings now. We are sure that if Panama ever had a chance to beat Mexico in the last 15 years or so, it’s right now.
Prediction:MEXICO to win.