Another exam for ‘el tri’s’ offense will take place in the Mexico vs Costa Rica World Cup qualifying match this Tuesday, June 11, 2013 (5:00 PM PST) at the Estadio Azteca. Mexico has under performed offensively throughout the first semester of 2013. Sure, the team is undefeated, but they have also only won one match; a 1-0 win against Jamaica last week. Costa Rica is on a good run as they lead the Hexagonal standings with 7 points after 4 games.
Mexico has played well under their capacity; they cannot score, they cannot win, and they cannot satisfy their fans. In other words, Mexico has played a very slow, and unintelligent form in this 2013. Something does not click with the eleven starters on the field, and coach Jose Manuel De La Torre has to fix the problem now.
The tricolor is urged for a win, as they currently have 7 points after 5 games and lie in 3rd place; a win will keep them on track for a World Cup seed. The great aspect of Mexico in the Hexagonal is that after 5 games they have forced the rivals to 4 shut-outs. However, the lineup could use various rotations to aid the ailing offense, even at the expense of the defense. Severo Meza could come out for Gerardo Flores, Jorge Torres Nilo could take the left defense, and someone like Hector Herrera should play in place of the veteran Gerardo Torrado.
Costa Rica, like everybody else in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, has not played the most dynamic soccer early in the Hexagonal. Regardless, they have performed better than the rivals and currently sit in 1st place with 7 points. On Tuesday they have the opportunity of re-creating history by making the second Aztecazo in Mexican history. Costa Rica was the first to to that in the qualifiers in 2001, and although a difficult task, Tuesday could be historic.
Mexico vs Costa Rica Prediction
Costa Rica is currently the best team in the hexagonal and they could make a big jump into the World Cup with a win in Mexico. Meanwhile, Mexico is in grave danger if they obtain anything else other than a win considering they have not won in two games at home. On Tuesday night, the Azteca stadium will be filled in what will be a tense game for both squads.
Mexico has to change some things in their lineup in order to become more offensive, while Costa Rica must play with the confidence that they are a World Cup squad. Mexico will get their offensive act together, and their defense is in outstanding shape. The Mexico vs Costa Rica match will end 2-1 in favor of Mexico.
Mexico vs Costa Rica Television
The Mexico vs Costa Rica CONCACAF World Cup qualifyng match will be televised this Tuesday, June 11, 2013 on Unimas and ESPN at 5:00 PM Pacific.