Mexico vs Costa Rica, Saturday’s match for the Quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, United States.
In one of three matches this Saturday, which refers to the quarter-final round of this 2019 Gold Cup, the national team of Mexico and the national team of Costa Rica will play.
The national team of Mexico arrives at this meeting of the round of the quarterfinals of the 2019 Gold Cup in an excellent performance so far in the competition, taking into account what has been the course by the Mexican team, which has won three victories in three meetings played in the group stage round, beating Cuba 7-0, Canada 3-1 and still beating Martinique, although with clear difficulties and in a game with many goals from side to side, by 3 balls to 2. The team thus assumes (as if not expected) as one of the main candidates for the conquest of this competition, something that has happened on several occasions over the last decades.
As for the national team of Costa Rica, it arrives at this round of the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup 2019 following with a record not particularly famous yet, after the team was defeated, quite surprisingly I would say, by the selection of Haiti, which is clearly inferior to Costa Rica, in a meeting where the team, despite the dominance of possession (the 70% round), did not create great clear chances to score goals (only 2 shots on goal in 14 shots total).
Although these two teams have come in a recent season with many goals scored, especially in their performance in this edition of the Gold Cup, this is a game of all or nothing for both, in the sense that it is a lose-and-go-home match, something that leads to predict a more balanced game with fewer goals scored.