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Venezuela vs Mexico – Match Preview

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In a thrilling Group B match of the Copa America, Venezuela will face Mexico. This game is set for Wednesday, June 27th, at the SoFi Stadium. The kickoff time is 01:00 GMT. Both teams are closely matched in the standings. Venezuela slightly leads on goal difference after the first round. Each team has three points. A win here could significantly help either team in advancing to the knockout stages. The competition is fierce, and both teams aim to avoid losing points. Bookmakers currently favor Mexico, but the outcome will be decided on the field.

Venezuela – Form

Venezuela has shown varied performance in their recent games. On June 22, 2024, they achieved a surprising 2:1 win against Ecuador in the Copa America. Jhonder Cadiz and Eduard Bello scored the goals. This result was unexpected by many. Before this, they had a goalless draw with Guatemala and a 2:1 loss to Italy in friendly matches. These outcomes matched the expectations of many.

Mexico – Form

Mexico’s recent performances have been inconsistent. Their last game on June 23, 2024, ended in a 1-0 win against Jamaica in the Copa America. Gerardo Arteaga scored the winning goal. This result was anticipated by bookmakers. Before this, they experienced a 2-3 loss to Brazil and a surprising 0-4 defeat to Uruguay. These results highlight Mexico’s unpredictable nature as they prepare for this away game.

Venezuela – Mexico – Head to Head

The last game between Venezuela and Mexico was on June 6, 2019. Mexico won with a score of 3:1 in an international friendly. In their last 9 matches, Mexico has won 5 times. Venezuela has secured a single victory, and 3 games ended in a draw. In 5 of the last 6 matches, both teams scored. Venezuela has found it challenging to win against Mexico, with only one victory in their last 9 encounters. These games often have more than 2.5 goals, with Venezuela conceding in 8 of the 9 matches.

Venezuela – Mexico – Standings

As the second round of Copa America Group B approaches, Venezuela and Mexico aim to build on their opening wins. Venezuela is currently leading the group with 3 points, having scored 2 goals and conceded 1. Mexico is close behind, also with 3 points, but with a slightly better defense. They have scored 1 goal and conceded none. With both teams level on points, the upcoming match is key for leading the group. Their strong starts have surpassed expectations.

Venezuela vs Mexico – Top scorers

Venezuela’s attack is led by Jose Salomon Rondon, Darwin Machis, and Eduard Bello. Each has scored 2 goals in the tournament. Yeferson Soteldo and Jefferson Savarino have also contributed with a goal each. This adds depth to Venezuela’s scoring options. Mexico’s attack features Uriel Antuna, who has scored 3 goals. Edson Alvarez and Orbelin Pineda, along with Cesar Huerta and Julian Quinones, have each scored twice. This shows Mexico’s varied and strong attacking capabilities.

Venezuela vs Mexico – Full-Time Betting

Bookmakers favor Mexico with odds of 2.15 for an away win, compared to 3.60 for a Venezuela win and 3.25 for a draw. Mexico’s form and head-to-head record give them an edge. However, Venezuela’s recent performance should not be underestimated. They lead the group and have shown resilience in recent matches. Cesar Montes’s absence due to injury could impact Venezuela.

Alternative betting markets offer interesting options. The “halftime-fulltime” bet for Mexico to win the first half is at 2.875. The “draw-no-bet” option for Mexico is at 1.50, offering a safety net for a draw. The “double-chance” bet for Mexico, covering a win or draw, is at 1.333. These markets may appeal to those seeking a balance between risk and reward.

Venezuela vs Mexico – Over/Under Betting

The odds for “Over 2.5” goals are set at 2.30, and “Under 2.5” at 1.615. Past meetings suggest a trend towards higher-scoring games. Venezuela’s ability to score and Mexico’s solid defense are key factors. Bettors might see value in the “Under 2.5” odds, expecting a more tactical game with fewer goals.

Venezuela vs Mexico – BTTS Betting

Odds for “BTTS: Yes” are at 2.00, and “BTTS: No” at 1.75. This suggests a slight expectation of at least one team not scoring. Historical data shows both teams scoring in 5 of the last 6 matches. Venezuela tends to concede, while Mexico has shown defensive strength. “BTTS: No” at 1.75 might be more likely, but the history of high-scoring matches leaves room for “BTTS: Yes.”

Venezuela vs Mexico – Prediction