July 13, 2023 3 min read

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Mexico vs. Panama 2023 Gold Cup Odds, Time, and Prediction

Mexico and Panama are the two teams left in the battle for the 2023 Gold Cup title. Which of the two will lift the trophy is what we’re gonna find out on Sunday, July 16

It was unexpected, but Panama did beat the USMNT in the semifinal after a penalty shootout. One can say luck was on their side in that game, but will it follow them in the final as well? Bookies don’t seem to think so. Instead, their odds suggest Mexico will win the 2023 Gold Cup. What do we think? Keep reading to see our top prediction!

Mexico vs. Panama Odds

MoneylineOdds
Mexico-173
Draw+285
Panama+550
Goals TotalOdds
Over 2.5+114
Under 2.5-149

*Odds taken from bet365 on Thursday, July 13, 2023.

When, Where, and How to Watch?

  • Place: SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California
  • Date: Sunday, July 16, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch: FOX Sports

“El Tri” to Feel Like Home at SoFi Stadium

The 2023 Gold Cup Final is played at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, a city with a big Mexican diaspora. It’s estimated that north of 3.5 million people of Mexican heritage live in the City of Angels. Meanwhile, there are roughly 200,000 Panamanians in the entire US. What this means is that it’s Mexico that will get the support from the stands on Sunday evening.

But even if that wasn’t the case, “El Tri” would still be seen as favorites to win the 2023 Gold Cup. The thing is that Mexico’s roster looks really good, with plenty of experienced players (e.g., 38-year-old goalie Guillermo Ochoa), as well as some rising stars (e.g., 24-year-old Roberto Alvarado).

Still, Mexico’s biggest strength in this tournament has been team spirit. These guys work great as a collective, both offensively and defensively. This explains why they were able to beat Jamaica 3-0 in the semifinal. Can they do something similar in the Gold Cup Final?

Panama Hoping for Another Surprise

Panama entered the semifinal game with the USMNT as a +600 underdog but still managed to advance to the final. So, what happened in that game? The thing is that “Los Canaleros” played against jaded Americans who had played an exhausting game with Canada (that lasted for over two hours) just a few days earlier.

After 0-0 in regulation, the game went to extra time, in which each team scored a goal. Then, a penalty shootout ensued, in which Panama did better. These guys can count themselves lucky for advancing to the final, but beating Mexico seems like a mission impossible for them.

Mexico vs. Panama Prediction

The Mexicans will have their fans to support them on Sunday against a team that played a two-hour-long game just four days prior. And even if that wasn’t the case, “El Tri” have a much, much better roster than their opponent, which is why anything but an easy win for Mexico in 90 minutes would be a shocker.

Pick: Mexico to win

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