Mexico vs Panama World Cup Qualifying Betting Preview October 11th, 2013

Published on October 10th, 2013 2:36 pm EST

Mexico will play host to Panama in World Cup 2014 qualifying action on Friday evening.

This is a very important game for both teams tonight, as both Panama and Mexico currently have 8 points in the fourth round of CONCACAF qualifying for the World Cup. Here are the current standings:

United States, 16 points
Costa Rica, 15 points
Honduras, 11 points
Panama, 8 points
Mexico, 8 points
Jamaica, 4 points

The top three teams automatically qualify for a World Cup spot, while the fourth place team will square off in an inter-continental playoff against New Zealand for the fourth and final spot. Mexico and Panama both have a chance of finishing in third place - at worst, they are both in great shape to finish in the fourth spot so that they can square off against New Zealand.


Here are the current odds for the important clash between Panama and Mexico:

Mexico, 1.33
Draw, 4.75
Panama, 10.00

As you can see, Panama is the big underdog in Friday's match due to Mexico's strong home field advantage. A successful $100 wager on Mexico would return a total profit of $33, while a successful $100 bet on Panama would yield a total profit of $900.

Here are the five likeliest outcomes of Friday's match according to the bookmakers:

Mexico Wins 1-0, 5.00
Mexico Wins 2-0, 5.00
Mexico Wins 3-0, 7.50
Mexico Wins 2-1, 9.50
Draw 1-1, 9.50


Finally, the over/under for this game is currently set at 2.5 goals:

Over 2.5 Goals, 2.05
Under 2.5 Goals, 1.75

Who will win this all important game on Friday night?

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