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USA vs. Mexico Betting Odds

Sports Betting News - August 12th, 2009 - Written by Bruce

Tonight's soccer match between the United States and Mexico will pit two bitter rivals against one another in a 2010 World Cup qualifying match. The U.S. team is coming off of a very impressive showing in the Confederations Cup Tournament when they upset the world's number one team Spain in the semifinals, and then nearly beat the soccer powerhouse Brazil in the finals. Mexico has plenty on the line in this match, as they are currently in last place in their region for 2010 World Cup qualifying. Since 1937 the U.S. soccer teamĀ  has played in Mexico 22 times, without a single win to show for it. Their best showing was back in 1997 when they played the Mexican team to a draw. Betting Lines for tonight's U.S. vs Mexico soccer match has the favorite Mexico listed at -115 to win the match, while the U.S. is listed at +280. The betting line for wagering on a Draw in tonight's match is set at +235. Be sure to check out BetED Sportsbook for all of the latest betting lines on tonight's soccer match.

One of the reasons why the U.S. team has struggled so much in Mexico, is the very imposing Azteca Stadium. This is a huge stadium which combined with the intense fans and with being over 7,000 feet above sea level, makes for a very tough venue to play at. The last time these two rivals faced off at Azteca Stadium, was back in 2005. The Mexican fans booed during the U.S. national anthem, which stirred up the American fans. In retaliation, the Americans began chanting "Superpower", and riot police were used after the match to escort the U.S. fans out of the stadium safely. Mexico will be played tonight's match without one of its top defense man, as Rafael Marquez will miss the game due to a torn calf muscle. When tonight's game gets under way, there will be over 100,000 screaming fans when these two bitter rivals face off.

Both the United States and Mexico are in the same qualifying division for the 2010 World Cup. Coming into tonight's match, Mexico is last place in this regional qualifying group, trailing the U.S., Costa Rica, and Honduras. Regional qualifying is currently half way through, which makes tonight's soccer match very critical for Mexico. Only the top three nations for the region will automatically advance. Even though the U.S. has struggled mightily when playing at Mexico, the way the U.S. team has played of late gives them a great chance to knock off the Mexican team. Betting Odds also have lines for the total goals in the game. The line is set at 2.5, with the over offering even money, while wagering on the under pays out at -140. To find out about all of the betting choices for tonight's exciting match up, make sure to visit BetED Sportsbook.

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