Just eight teams remain in this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, with early tournament favourites Mexico in impressive form so far in the competition.
The North American side ravaged the group, scoring an impressive 14 goals and conceding just one, news which is sure to interest those looking to place a football bet on the remaining fixtures.
Jose Manuel de la Torre’s side face a determined Guatemala team, known for breaking up play and coming up with timely goals, in the quarter-finals.
However, with their prolific record in front of goal so far and solid defence, Mexico find themselves installed as heavy favourites to progress to the next round.
bwin offers football betting odds of 3/25 on El Tri recording their fourth straight victory, while the underdogs are priced at 21/2 and the draw is at 7/1.
With such heavy odds in Mexico’s favour, punters could be tempted to look at how handicap betting will increase their potential returns.
By gifting Los Chapines a 1-0 headstart, odds on the Guatemalan win move to 4/1, while the draw becomes 7/2 and the Mexico win changes to 9/20.
New members using their free £25 bet when they join bwin to back the latter option will see returns of £36.25 if they are proved correct.
Guatemala progressed to this round as one of the two best third-placed teams, based on a superior goal difference to Canada and El Salvador.
And while they played out a scoreless draw in their fist match with Honduras and lost 2-0 to a strong Jamaican team, Los Chapines did manage to record a 4 – 0 victory over Grenada.
But it would appear unlikely that any result other than a straightforward Mexican victory will be seen. As such, football betting fans could be tempted to try their luck on some of the other markets offered on the site.
Manchester United sensation Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez was the talk of the Gold Cup’s first week, scoring a combined five goals against El Salvador and Cuba. But he’s far from the only threat in front of goal.
Football betting odds of 19/50 could tempt punters to wager that the game will produce three goals or more, while four goals or more offers odds of 19/20.
Punters may also consider placing a bet on the final score of the game, with the 6/1 odds on a 3-0 Mexico win likely to attract a fair share of the sensible money.
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