World Cup 2022 qualifiers: USA vs Mexico prediction and betting tips (November 12)
The heavyweights clash in their World Cup qualifiers fixture on Friday night. The USA have won the last two meetings between both sides. Can they trump Mexico again and catch up in this game?
Ricardo Pepi (USA) looks forward to being on the scoresheet
Ricardo Pepi (USA) looks forward to being on the scoresheet
by No Avatar Paul Awoniyi

The USA host Mexico in their next game of the World Cup qualifiers. Both teams are top 2 in the group table with the latter being the first.

The match is scheduled to start at 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday, 12 November 2021. The game time by GMT is 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 13. The match venue is TQL Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Let’s check out the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups. Below these are the betting tips and match predictions for the USA vs Mexico (November 12) game.

USA vs Mexico (November 12) latest betting odds

USA to win odds are situated at 3.20 (+220 American; 11/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are situated at 3.00 (+200; 2/1), while Mexico to win odds are situated at 2.40 (+140; 7/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: USA — 33%, draw — 30%, Mexico — 37%.

Latest betting odds on USA vs Mexico (12 November 2021):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.50 (+150; 3/2)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on USA — 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on Mexico — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)

USA vs Mexico (November 12) match preview and statistics

The USA have three wins, one draw and one loss in their last five games. They are second in the group with 11 points and a +5 goal difference. The Yanks beat Costa Rica 2-1 in their last game.

Immediately the game started, Keysher Fuller gave Costa Rica the lead in the first minute with a right footed shot from the middle to the centre of the goal, assisted by Ronald Matarrita with a cross. Sergino Dest equalized in the 24th minute with a left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner, assisted by Yunus Musah.

Leonel Moreira scored an own goal in the 65th minute, giving the Yanks the lead. They had 64% possession, 86% pass accuracy, 12 total shots, 11 chances, two big chances and 555 accurate chances. A win in this match will level them with Mexico with the same points.

USA team news: Christian Pulisic is back in the team, with Sergino Dest unavailable due to a back injury.

Mexico are first in the group table with 14 points and a +7 goal difference. They have two wins, two draws and a loss in their last five games. El Tri lost 2-3 to Ecuador in their last match, this is their first loss in seven matches.

Johnny Quinonez opened the scoring in the second minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner as Ecuador took the early lead. Roberto Alvarado levelled the scores in the sixth minute with a left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal, assisted by Santiago Gimenez.

Janner Corozo restored Ecuador’s lead in the 14th minute with a left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal, assisted by Michael Estrada with a through ball. Osvaldo Rodriguez equalized in the 58th minute of the second half with a left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Walter Chala scored the winning goal for Ecuador in the 74th minute with a right footed shot from close range to the bottom right corner, assisted by Djorkaeff Reasco. El Tri had 71% possession, 89% pass accuracy, 19 total shots, 16 chances, and 577 accurate passes.

Mexico team news: Nestor Araujo is unavailable due to a red card suspension.

USA vs Mexico H2H

The USA have won the last two meetings against Mexico. They won 1-0 in the last meeting.

USA vs Mexico (November 12) key players and lineups

USA projected starting lineup:

  • Zack Steffen
  • Joe Scally
  • Walker Zimmerman
  • Miles Robinson
  • Antonee Robinson
  • Yunus Musah
  • Tyler Adams
  • Weston McKennie
  • Timothy Weah
  • Ricardo Pepi
  • Christian Pulisic

The key player to watch out for is Ricardo Pepi. He looks forward to being on the scoresheet in this match. Pepi has three goals in the qualifiers for the national team.

Mexico projected starting lineup:

  • Guillermo Ochoa
  • Luis Rodriguez
  • Julio Cesar Dominguez
  • Hector Moreno
  • Jesus Gallardo
  • Hector Herrera
  • Andres Guardado
  • Alvarez
  • Jesus Corona
  • Raul Jimenez
  • Hirving Lozano

The key player to watch out for is Hirving Lozano. He has been a top performer for this side in the qualifiers. Lozano needs to pick up his scoring boots ahead of this game.

USA vs Mexico (November 12) betting tips and prediction

The USA have gotten the better of the Mexicans in two straight games. Mexico don’t want to let this one slide this time around. The Yanks have a good squad ahead of this tie, which makes them calm, a win in this match will tie them with the Mexicans in the group table. Both sides have drawn just two times in their last 10 meetings. The predictions for this game are both teams to score (YES) and double chance — USA win or draw.

Betting prediction: USA to win or draw

Odds: 1.54 (-185 American; 20/37 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)

Odds: 2.05 (+105 American; 21/20 Fractional)

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USA — Mexico
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