The Concacaf World Cup Qualifying reach the half with the last games on Thursday 11. Now, we already can see clearly the National Teams closer from the objective, to play in Qatar 2022.
Only one point separates the first, United States, from the third-placed, Canada. On the other hand, there are five points of difference between the fourth and fifth-placed. It happened because three of the four best teams won their matches.
Take a look at a resume from the previous round and the predictions for the eighth round on Tuesday, 16.
In the last game, the USA had an excellent win for going to the top. They defeated Mexico at TQL Stadium, with goals in the second half, from Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie.
The United States had won four of the five past games and now lead the Qualifying, with 14 points, the same as Mexico, but with an advantage on goals for: 11 against 10. The National Team also has the best offense and defense, like Canada, with 10 and four, respectively.
Despite the last loss we said before, Mexico is still in a good situation. With 14 points and in second place, they aren’t in the first place only because the USA has one more goal for and one less against.
The schedule made Mexico play against the other two favorites on the sequence. If the last was against the USA, the following will be in Canada, and a victory will bring back confidence to Mexico.
For Bovada, Mexico is the favorite for winning the challenge at Commonwealth Stadium.
The only undefeated in the Qualifying, Canada has 13 points in seven matches and third place. They came from two streak wins, against Panama and the last one against Costa Rica, both at home.
Jonathan David scored for the Canadiens, which has the best offense and defense from the tournament, just like the United States. The next game against Mexico will probably be the most exciting from the round.
Looking for their second streak World Cup, Panama is making a good competition, with 11 points in fourth place, five of advantage from the National Team below, Costa Rica.
In the last game, against Honduras, Panama had a fantastic comeback win, by 3 – 2. Alberth Elis and Brayan Moya scored for Honduras at first, and with less than 15 minutes remaining, Cecilio Waterman, César Yanis, and Éric Davis scored for the win.
As a result, Honduras is still the worst National Team, with only three points and the worst defense, 13. Honduras will face Costa Rica in the next round, and Costa Rica is the favorite, with -140 odds.