The 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup has reached its zenith! This evening, at the illustrious Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles, Mexico and Panama will lock horns to determine the 2023 Gold Cup Champion. Let’s delve into this final clash and see if we can unearth a prime wager for this championship match!
Mexico emerged victorious from Group B, having defeated both Haiti and Honduras. Despite losing their final Group Stage match to 2022 FIFA World Cup Host and Gold Cup Invitee, Qatar, they had already secured their group. Mexico then vanquished Costa Rica 2-0 in the quarterfinals and Jamaica 3-0 in the semifinals, earning their place in their third consecutive CONCACAF Gold Cup Final.
Panama, on the other hand, triumphed in Group C, with two victories and a draw under their belt. They overcame Costa Rica and Martinique in the initial Group Stage, and then drew with El Salvador in the final game. Panama then silenced Qatar with a 4-0 victory in the quarterfinals and set up a showdown with the United States in the semifinals. After a nail-biting penalty shootout, Panama emerged victorious 5-4, securing their place in the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final. This marks Panama’s first appearance in the Gold Cup Final since 2013, and they are keen to seize their inaugural title.
The final match details are as follows:
Venue & Location: Sofi Stadium (Los Angeles, CA) Date: Sunday, July 16th, 2023 Kick Off: 7:30pm Eastern Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
The betting odds, courtesy of 10bet, are as follows:
Spread Mexico -1 (+111) Panama +1 (-132)
Moneyline (After 90 Minutes) Mexico -165 Draw +255 Jamaica +525
Total Over 2 (-132) Under 2 (+111)
We’re in for a riveting encounter tonight. Both teams have displayed exceptional soccer throughout this tournament, and without a doubt, they’ve been the two most formidable teams. Panama has been a spectacle to watch, completely overpowering the United States in the semifinals. Mexico, on the other hand, has always been fixated on the Gold Cup Title, and tonight they will compete for yet another CONCACAF Gold Cup Championship. Will they secure another title? Or will Panama hoist the trophy for the first time?
The Pick: Mexico/Panama Under 2 (+111) 10bet
Despite both teams’ scoring prowess this tournament, I anticipate a defensive showdown tonight. Yes, Mexico scored within 90 seconds in their semifinal, but Panama managed to contain the United States until the 105th minute. I foresee a similar scenario in this match, with a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes. For plus money, I’m willing to wager on this championship being a “dull” game for soccer casuals, ideally with zero goals.
Bonus Bet: Panama +0.5 (+130)
As I mentioned, I anticipate a nil-nil draw after 90 minutes. If Panama manages to sneak in a goal and steal the game, we will still profit.