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2023 Gold Cup Final: Mexico vs. Panama Preview and Odds

Last Updated on July 14, 2023 12:26 pm by Erwin Noguera

The 2023 Gold Cup has reached its final match, and we have a completely unprecedented final that we will undoubtedly enjoy from start to finish.

Mexico did well in their match against Jamaica to qualify comfortably for the tournament’s Grand Final. However, the surprise was on the side of their rivals, Panama, who defeated the United States National Team (USMNT) on penalties. Now, both teams will play for glory in the final match of this 2023 edition of the Gold Cup.

While it is true that the USMNT failed to qualify for the final, there is no doubt that they were the clear favorites to win the championship trophy. The U.S. team proved throughout the tournament that it is currently the strongest team in CONCACAF. However, Mexico wants to get back on top and has a golden opportunity in this match against Panama.


Sunday, July 16th – 07:30 PM ET at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California

Moneyline odds: 

Mexico -170 

Panama +510

Draw Offs: 


Where can I watch it?

Concacaf GO, Star+, Fox Sports App, and TUDN USA

Why Bet on Mexico?

Mexico comes into this Gold Cup final match with the firm conviction of winning a comfortable victory that will calm the waters in their country concerning the national soccer team. The Aztecs have had many difficulties in having a consistent level of play in recent months. In addition to different coaching changes, the team has not had the desired consistency, and this has caused Mexican fans to be very biased.

However, in this Gold Cup they have shown great play, and, as a reward, they have qualified for this Grand Final. Although their opponent in the semifinals was indeed Jamaica, the team eliminated Costa Rica in the Quarterfinals with a resounding 2-0 win.

Then, in the semifinals, the Mexicans faced the Jamaicans and, as predicted, came away with a comfortable 3-0 victory.

Why Bet on Panama?

On the other hand, Panama comes into this Grand Final match with confidence and spirits sky high, as they managed to eliminate the tournament favorites, USMNT, in the semifinals by penalty kicks.

Los Canaleros played a great tournament; there is no doubt about that. However, their opponents were not so complicated until they reached the semifinals. In the group stage, they defeated Costa Rica and Martinique 2-1, while in the third match, they drew 2-2 with El Salvador. Then, in the quarterfinals, they crushed Qatar 4-0.

Finally, in the semifinal match, Panama pulled off a surprise by holding off the home team, the United States, to a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes of play. As a result, penalty kicks decided the match, and Panama took the victory by 5-4.

Final Betting Analysis: Mexico vs. Panama

This match has happened many times as we have two teams that tend to face each other a lot in CONCACAF. However, in the last 20 meetings, Mexico has dominated the series with 13 wins. Conversely, Panama has managed to win only twice, while five matches have ended in a draw.

At, we can see that there is a Moneyline that favors Mexico at -170, while Panama starts at +510.

It will undoubtedly be a really exciting match from start to finish, and even more so if we consider that Panama comes to this Grand Final very inspired.

However, it is more than likely that the Mexicans will take the victory; therefore, our betting selection is a 3-1 victory for them.

Look for a straight win on the Moneyline Mexico. If you put $100 on Mexico at -170, you’ll see a $58.82 win with a total payout of $158.82.

Mexico vs. Panama Betting Pick: Mexico

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