Copa America Betting: Mexico Fights Ecuador for QuarterfinalsPublished June 19, 2015 by Amir G
It's make or break for Mexico in its fixture against Ecuador in tonight's Copa America clash (kickoff 22:00 UK time).
Rancagua's Estadio El Teniente lights up tonight for the intriguing meeting between the national teams of Mexico and Ecuador in Group A of the Copa America 2015 (kickoff 22:00 UK time). Both teams have not managed to win in the tourney so far, with Mexico drawing against Bolivia and Chile and Ecuador losing to both. The hunger and goals of both team sets the stage for a terrific match.
Mexico's Last Chance
The current situation puts Mexico in a make-or-break, fight-or-die situation. El Tri are positioned third in the group with 2 points from their two draws. If they win tonight, they'll go up to 5 points, a score which will put them in the second position no matter the result between Chile and Bolivia due to the goal difference – El Tri will make it to the quarterfinals.
Miguel Herrera's side must make a big push tonight, although it is known that next month's Gold Cup is the number one priority for the national coach, more is expected than Mexico than what we've seen so far. This is the same team that impressed in last summer's World Cup, suffering a heartbreaking lose to the Netherlands in the Round of 16 only at the closing minutes. Mexico is the clear favorite for today and it'll be quite the shocker if they lose.
Last Stand for Ecuador
Mexico's superiority considered, Ecuador still has something to prove after losing all of its games in the Copa America so far. The team's performance shows that the losses do not give the full picture regarding Ecuador's ability. The Ecuadorians put up a stern defense against Chile and lost to a penalty, and they managed to score twice against Bolivia, despite still losing 2-3.
Tonight's game will be live at Winner Sports with in-play and pre-match betting markets. Mexico was the clear favorite in full time result odds with 7/5 against Ecuador's 37/20. Tune-in Winner tonight to watch this South American thriller live with a wager!