Mexico vs. Panama prediction, odds, start time: 2023 Gold Cup Final picks, July 16 bets from top soccer expert
Mexico is the clear favorite to win the match, with odds of -160. Panama is a +475 underdog, and a draw is priced at +250.
Mexico has been the most dominant team in the tournament so far, outscoring their opponents 12-2. They have also conceded just one goal, which came in their opening match against Suriname.
Panama has also been strong in the tournament, but they have not been as dominant as Mexico. They have scored 10 goals and conceded three.
The key to the match for Mexico will be to control the midfield. Panama has a strong midfield, led by Anibal Godoy and Adalberto Carrasquilla.
If Mexico can control the midfield, they will be able to dictate the pace of the match and create chances.
Panama will need to be defensively sound if they want to have a chance of winning. They will need to keep Mexico's attack at bay and hope to get a goal on the counter-attack.
Overall, I think Mexico is the clear favorite to win the match. They have been the better team all tournament, and they have the home advantage. I am predicting a 2-0 victory for Mexico.
Here are some other predictions from top soccer experts:Brandt Sutton, SportsLine: Mexico (-160)Michael Caley, ESPN: Mexico (-160)Rhett Lawrence, CBS Sports: Mexico (-160)Charles Boehm, Soccer America: Mexico (-160)