The games of the fifth round from the Concacaf Qualifiers, last Sunday 10, made the National Teams changing the positions at the standing.
Three of the four playing at home won the last challenge, while the other finished a drawn game. It’s better for Mexico, which took on the first place, duo to another combined results, and is on the top, looking for its eighth streak Fifa World Cup.
Take a look at a resume from the previous games and the predictions for the sixth round on Wednesday (13).
With 11 points and now in the first place, Mexico has the best offense from the Qualifiers, with eight goals. But they reached this number only after last win against Honduras, by 3 – 0 (Sebastián Córdova, Rogelio Funes Mori and Hirving Lozano), at Estadio Azteca.
After two streak draws, they returned to win, and is one of the two undefeated National Teams, and has four points ahead of the fourth-placed, Canada. On next game, they will face El Salvador, at Estadio Cuscatlán. According to Bovada, Mexico is the favorite, with -230 odds.
If Mexico has enough reasons to celebrate, the United States can’t feel the same thing, after a 1 – 0 loss against Panama, at Rommel Fernández. This was the first defeat for them in the tournament.
The result made the USA lost the position, and now they have only two points of advantage from the fifth-placed, Costa Rica, which will be the next challenge, at home, in the Lower.com Field. If Costa Rica wins, they can take the position from the USA and flying high. For Bovada, USA is the favorite for the winning, with -210 odds.
The best defense from the Qualifiers, with only two goals against in five opportunities, Panama had a 1 – 0 significant victory on Sunday at Rommel Fernández. Aníbal Godoy scored the goal.
The National Team is in third place, has eight points, and will try the second streak win to keep up in the first positions to dream about another World Cup (the second streak).
In 2018, in the first appearance, Panama had three losses against Belgium, England, and Tunisia, two goals for and 11 against.
The team disappointed last game, with a 0 – 0 against last-placed Jamaica, at National Stadium. This was only the second point for them, which has three losses and two draws, while Canada stopped in fourth place, with seven points.
With a 2 – 1 win at home against El Salvador, Costa Rica gets closer to Canada, the current fourth place, and is only one point behind them, with seven.