The Mexico men’s national team is back in business after a big victory to kick off its 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign and getting a first win for interim head coach Jaime Lozano. As El Tri faces its next group stage game in Arizona, we look at Haiti vs. Mexico odds, props, and predictions.
Mexico looks every bit like the contenders to challenge for the trophy after a 4-0 dismantling of Honduras. A first-minute goal was just the start of Luis Romo’s first international brace but it looks like the entire team is in revival mode under its new coach.
Haiti enjoyed a comeback victory in their opening match of the tournament, setting up what could be the deciding match for the top spot in the group. It may only be one game but hop on the LamborJimmy while there are still some good odds available.
Betting Odds for Thursday’s Haiti vs. Mexico Gold Cup Match
Here are Mexico vs. Haiti betting lines available on top sports betting apps. The moneyline here reflects the three-way line, where a bet on either team is a loss in the event of a draw. BetMGM Sportsbook has one of the best lines on the draw at +390, though it’s always advisable to shop around several sportsbooks to find the best odds for the bet you wish to make.
SOCCER · Thu (6/29) @ 10:00 pm ET
|State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ|
Mexico Gold Cup Roster, Injuries, and Betting News
The Mexico men’s national team has dominated the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a record eight trophies and are on a quest for a ninth. Former midfielder Jaime “Jimmy” Lozano, who participated in the 2007 Gold Cup, was appointed the interim manager after a disastrous showing in the CONCACAF Nations League Finals.
As a coach, Lozano led Mexico’s Olympic squad to a bronze medal at Tokyo 2020. 11 players from that Olympic squad form part of this Gold Cup team, so there’s already a level of familiarity between coach and players like the veterans Ochoa and Martin but also young stars in Johan Vasquez, Charly Rodriguez, and Diego Lainez.
Lineup vs. Honduras: Guillermo Ochoa; Jorge Sanchez, Edson Alvarez (Israel Reyes), Johan Vasquez, Jesus Gallardo; Erick Sanchez (Carlos Rodriguez), Luis Chavez, Luis Romo; Uriel Antuna (Ozziel Herrera), Henry Martin (Santiago Gimenez), Orbelin Pineda (Roberto Alvarado)
Guillermo Ochoa headlines this roster as the veteran star with over 100 appearances in goal and the starter against Honduras maintained a shutout in goal. Even if Lozano decides to rotate the squad and give minutes to a younger player, Luis Malagón would likely get the call and is one of the rising goalkeepers in Liga MX.
Because of the Montes and Arteaga suspensions, Edson Alvarez and Jesus Gallardo are predicted to repeat in the back line with Johan Vásquez and Jorge Sanchez. Whoever gets the call in midfield, Mexico has talented players that can create and, as shown against Honduras, score goals.
Up top, fans have been clamoring for the young Santi Gimenez to get more playing time. He nearly scored in the first game, called for offside, but is coming off a great season in the Netherlands where he had the fourth-most goals. Henry Martin is coming off winning the Golden Boot in Mexico, for what it’s worth.
Out: Cesar Montes and Gerardo Arteaga (suspension)
Haiti Gold Cup Roster, Injuries, and Betting News
Haiti is hoping to recreate the magic that took them to the Gold Cup semifinals, the country’s best-ever finish, at the 2019 tournament. This squad hosts some of the same players that delivered a shock win over Canada four years ago, combined with a few new faces.
Spanish manager Gabriel Calderón took the job just a few months ago after the federation decided to change from Haitan-born, Jean-Jacques Pierre. Les Grenadiers delivered a comeback victory in stoppage time over Qatar to begin this tournament with three points.
Lineup vs. Qatar: Alexandre Pierre; Carlens Arcus, Ricardo Adé, Garven Metusala, Alex Junior Christian; Carl Fred Sainté, Bryan Alceus (Steeven Saba); Fafà Picault (Jayro Jean), Derrick Etienne Jr., Duckens Nazon; Frantzdy Pierrot
Haiti counts on several veterans that were part of their 2019 run and also good performances in the CONCACAF Nations League. One new face, as generations change, is 22-year-old goalkeeper Alexandre Pierre who plays at Ligue 1 side Strasbourg.
Veteran defender Ricardo Adé is the team’s captain and leads the backline while the attacking corps features Haiti’s top scorers in the competition in Duckens Nazon and Frantzdy Pierrot. Both forwards scored against Qatar and combined for the stoppage-time winner.
MLS fans will recognize two names on the lineup sheet, current Atlanta United midfielder Derrick Etienne Jr. and Nashville SC winger Fafa Picault. Picault made his debut after making a switch from previously representing the U.S. men’s national team and could be one to watch if he can burn Mexico with his speed on the right side.
Haiti vs. Mexico Props
Below is a sampling of props for Thursday’s Mexico vs. Haiti Gold Cup game.
Anytime Goalscorer (BetMGM):
Henry Martin: +100
- Santiago Gimenez: +105
- Uriel Antuna: +160
- Jonathan Ozziel Herrera: +160
- Orbelin Pineda: +200
- Roberto Alvarado: +280
- Carlos “Charly” Rodriguez: +350
- Frantzdy Pierrot: +350
- Diego Lainez: +350
- Luis Romo: +400
- Duckens Nazon: +450
- Carnejy Antoine: +450
- Fabrice “Fafa” Picault: +550
- Derrick Etienne Jr.: +750
- Steeven Saba: +1200
Correct Score (BetMGM):
- Haiti 1-0: +1750
- Haiti 2-0: +3500
- Haiti 2-1: +2000
- Haiti 3-0: +6600
- Mexico 1-0: +625
- Mexico 2-0: +575
- Mexico 2-1: +725
- Mexico 3-0: +725
- 0-0: +1500
- 1-1: +950
- 2-2: +1900
- 3-3: +6000
Total Goal Props (Caesars):
- Over 0.5 goals -3500, Under 0.5 goals: +1000
- Over 1.5 goals -500, Under 1.5 goals: +320
- Over 2.5 goals -160, Under 2.5 goals: +125
- Over 3.5 goals +150, Under 3.5 goals: -200
- Over 4.5 goals +320, Under 4.5 goals: -500
- Over 5.5 goals +650, Under 5.5 goals: -1400
Haiti vs. Mexico Prediction
Glendale is a common spot for the Mexico national team, having visited State Farm Stadium earlier this year for a friendly against the USMNT. This, like most stadiums in the U.S., will be a pro-Mexico crowd and especially after the latest victory as fans will expect goals.
Haiti is, arguably, the best competition El Tri will face in Group B. The team will likely play compact to make it hard for Mexico to find spaces but this Mexico side has plenty of talent to overcome if they can get a first goal early.
Don’t expect Mexico to rout Haiti as it did Honduras. That said, this ‘LamborJimmy’ ride should deliver another victory with enough cushion, and if they can get it early, there’s some good value in the first half.
Perhaps the best bet for this game would be to back Gimenez to score, especially if he gets the start. Fans want to see it, the player wants to be the starter, and the roof will come off that stadium if it happens.
Here are a few bets that are worth considering:
Haiti vs. Mexico Broadcast Info: Where to Watch
- Date/Time: Thursday, June 29, 10 p.m. ET
- Location: State Farm Stadium
Watch this match at one of the following:
- FS1 (English)
- Univision, TUDN (Spanish)