El Salvador vs. Mexico live rating, updates, highlights from CONCACAF World Cup qualifier


The ambiance within the Estadio Cuscatlan goes to be electrical when El Salvador hosts rival Mexico in a World Cup qualifier the locals desperately need to win to maintain their World Cup goals alive.

Mexico, which sits atop the regional qualifying standings, is acquainted with the form of hostile ambiance that awaits them. El Tri will get El Salvador’s greatest shot, and the house workforce will combat and contest each ball — however its greatest defenders are lacking out on the match, and that might in the end make all of the distinction in opposition to the gifted Mexicans.

These two groups met within the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and El Salvador gave Mexico an excellent sport. Although it is a battle of No. 9 on this planet in opposition to No. 65, matches are at all times extra evenly matched than they would appear on paper.

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El Salvador vs. Mexico rating

  1H 2H Final
El Salvador 0
Mexico 0

Goals: None

El Salvador vs. Mexico live updates, highlights from World Cup qualifier

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(All instances Eastern)

twenty seventh min.: YELLOW CARD – Things are getting chippy and it is Chucky Lozano who will get a yellow for stepping into arduous and barely elevating his arm in opposition to Bryan Tamacas. Those two aren’t carried out tonight.

twenty fifth min.: Another damage for Mexico. Clash of legs leaves Hector Moreno limping. We’ll see if he can proceed.

twenty third min.: Chucky Lozano and El Salvador proper again Bryan Tamacas come collectively on the left contact line and referee Drew Fischer has a warning for Chucky, who’s surprised. He thought he suffered the foul.

twenty first min.: SUB – Vega has to come back off for Mexico and Tecatito Corona is his alternative and can play extensive left within the assault.

18th min.: Chance for El Salvador. Enrico Duenas will get one other cross off on the left, however the ball comes again to left again Alexander Larin who fires towards Mexico’s aim, however cannot get it on the right track (extensive proper).

sixteenth min.: Alexis Vega goes up for a header and he has a problem along with his proper ankle. He walks off the sector with the coach and we’ll see if he can proceed.

thirteenth min.: Alexis Vega wins a nook kick and Mexico left again Osvaldo Rodriguez will get a header on it. Closer to the goal than Chucky’s header earlier within the sport.

eleventh min.: Araujo is again on proper after El Salvador’s first actual risk within the Mexico penalty space. Enrico Duenas lofts a ball throughout the face of aim however nobody’s there. Mexico clears.

ninth min.: Injury – Nestor Araujo hits the deck and the coaching workers is engaged on his left shoulder. Johan Vasquez is warming up in case.

fifth min.: You thought that perhaps Mexico must take up some strain early. But it is the other. Mexico has taken just a little of the air out of the constructing, knocking the ball round. Alexis Vega fired a shot proper on the ‘keeper. Looking good for Mexico early.

third min.: Early half-chance for Mexico. Cross from the left and Chucky Lozano beats the left again to the ball however he cannot get the ball on the right track.

1st min.: We’re off. Mexico in white with the ball to start out.

10:03 p.m.: No matter which workforce you root for, that is cool:

10:02 p.m.: A really feel for what it is like contained in the Estadio Cuscatlan:

10:00 p.m.: Mexico anthem first. In the meantime, what a photograph:

9:48 p.m.: “This game is everything for El Salvador” about sums it up.

9:46 p.m.: Eight lineup modifications are loads from one sport to the subsequent. Memories of JCO. Didn’t work out for the USA in Panama, however this Mexican facet must be gifted sufficient to beat a shorthanded El Salvador.

9:40 p.m.: Waiting on the warmups to wrap:

9:38 p.m.: Here are the lineups for tonight:

8:45 p.m.: And here is the Mexico arrival:

El Salvador vs. Mexico: Lineups

El Salvador has a number of essential gamers lacking for this match, which is able to complicate issues considerably. Center again Roberto Dominguez is suspended for yellow-card accumulation, and the Cuscatlecos have been already with out starting-caliber central defenders Eriq Zavaleta (concussion) and Ronald Gomez Rodriguez, who’s recovering from a fracture. The fill-in choices are inexperienced.

As if that weren’t sufficient of a wrench within the workforce’s plans, it may even be with out two beginning midfielders: Narciso Orellana sits out after his purple card in opposition to Costa Rica, and midfielder Jairo Henriquez can be unavailable after he pulled his proper hamstring in the identical sport.

El Salvador lineup (4-4-2, left to proper): 1-Mario Antonio Gonzalez-GK — 13-Alexander Larin,  6-Mario Jacobo, 16-Eduardo Vigil, 21-Bryan Tamacas — 20-Enrico Hernandez, 4-Isaac Portillo, 7-Darwin Ceren, 15-Alex Roldan (c) — 12-Marvin Monterroza, 11-Joaquin Rivas

El Salvador subs: 18-Yonatan Guardado-GK, 22-Kevin Carabantes-GK, 2-Lizandro Claros, 3-Jose Villalobos, 23-Herberth Marcelo Diaz, 5-Christian Martinez, 19-Denis Pineda, 14-Pablo Punyed, 10-Amando Moreno, 8-Joshua Perez, 9-Walmer Martinez, 17-Cristian Gil Hurtado

Plenty of modifications by Mexico’s Tata Martino for the third and remaining match of the October window. He was already lacking beginning defenders Cesar Montes (yellow card accumulation) and Jorge Sanchez (muscle damage) and each have already returned to their membership groups. Center ahead Henry Martin is again from damage and is obtainable off the bench.

Mexico beginning lineup (4-3-3, left to proper): 13-Guillermo ‘Memo’ Ochoa-GK (c) — 5-Osvaldo Rodriguez, 15-Hector Moreno, 2-Nestor Araujo, 4-Julio Cesar ‘El Cata’ Dominguez — 10-Orbelin Pineda, 7-Luis Romo, 8-Carlos ‘Charly’ Rodriguez — 20-Alexis Vega, 11-Rogelio Funes Mori, 22-Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano

Mexico subs: 1-Jonathan Orozco-GK, 12-Rodolfo Cota-GK, 3-Johan Vasquez, 23-Jesus Gallardo, 21-Luis ‘Chaka’ Rodriguez, 18-Andres Guardado, 6-Jonathan Dos Santos, 16-Hector Herrera, 14-Sebastian Cordova, 19-Henry Martin, 17-Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona, 9-Raul Jimenez (Not in squad: Edson Alvarez, Uriel Antuna, Alfredo Talavera-GK)

How to observe El Salvador vs. Mexico

  • Date: Wednesday, Oct. 13
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET
  • TV Channels: CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
  • Spanish-language TV: Telemundo, Universo
  • Streaming: fuboTV, Paramount+

The El Salvador vs. Mexico match can be accessible in English and Spanish within the USA. CBS Sports Network (English) and Telemundo and Universo (Spanish) will carry the TV broadcasts. All three networks are streamed on fuboTV, which is obtainable for a free 7-day trial to new subscribers.

Paramount+ subscribers may even get entry to the match stream in English.

El Salvador vs. Mexico: Betting odds & prediction

Odds courtesy of DraftKings

Pick: Mexico -1.25 Asian Handicap (+100)

El Salvador’s home-field benefit ought to assist hold the sport shut to start out, however Mexico merely has an excessive amount of high quality and El Salvador is error-prone and lacking key gamers in protection. With one other trio of high attackers prepared to come back off the bench to maintain up the strain, Mexico ought to have the wherewithal to place collectively a multi-goal win.

The -1.25 Asian Handicap affords a little bit of insurance coverage ought to Mexico solely handle a one-goal win. Since the -1.25 guess is break up evenly over -1 and -1.5 spreads, half the guess could be refunded in that case.

Prediction: El Salvador 0, Mexico 2

  • Moneyline: El Salvador +700 / Draw +340 / Mexico -270
  • Spread: El Salvador +1.5 (-165) / Mexico -1.5 (+120)
  • O/U 2.5 whole objectives: Over +115 / Under -150
  • Both Teams To Score: Yes +165 / No -225