Our match prediction:
High-flying Mexico will be looking to cement top position in Group C with a win over Jamaica in their final group game. El Tri have already booked their place in the knockout stages, but they certainly want to keep their 100% record intact. Following a 3-1 win over Chile, the Mexicans recorded a routine 2-0 victory over Jamaica in their second group game and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of Tuesday’s football match against Venezuela. El Vinotinto made it to the Copa America quarter-finals as well, but it remains to be seen if they are capable of overtaking Mexico in top position in Group C. Considering that both teams will go for a win in Tuesday’s match, there is every chance we will see a lively contest at NRG Stadium. Taking everything into account, we predict that both teams will find the net in the final group game.
Highligted Player (Fabian):
Marco Fabian is a 26-year-old midfielder who plays for German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt. This attacking midfielder has started his youth career at Guadalajara before making his senior professional debut with the Mexican club in 2007. Over eight seasons with them, Fabian became a regular and scored more than 50 goals for them. He moved to Eintracht Frankfurt in late 2015. Fabian represented Mexico across various youth levels before finally graduating to the senior team. He earned his first senior cap in 2012 and played his first major tournament with the senior team at the 2013 Gold Cup. He was one of the revelations for Mexico in that tournament with three goals and equal number of assists. Fabian has 25 national caps to his name and six goals to his credit so far. Often regarded for his pace and great long range shots, Fabian has a 2014 FIFA Puskas Award nomination to his credit.
Highlighted Team (Venezuela):
The Venezuela national team is the member of South American CONMEBOL confederation competing at the international stage since 1938, at the same time fighting for glory and popularity in the country where baseball diverts all of the attention from the sport. With increased popularity of the FIFA World Cup the country found enough motivation and incentive to increase player development and fan support in order to strengthen the cult of the national football team. However, South American minnows Venezuela have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup and as of 2014 they remain the only CONMEBOL member not to achieve this feat. La Vinotinto have however appeared in 15 Copa America tournament with their first entry coming in 1967. Their best result was the fourth-place finish in 2011 and under the new leadership of Rafael Dudamet, Venezuela are looking for an upset at Copa America Centenario. The most prominent player of the Venezuela national team is New York Cosmos midfielder Juan Arango who is the team’s top scorer and the player with most caps.