Mexico will attempt to win its first Copa America title this summer, with its current odds standing at +1400. El Tri were the runners-up in 1993 and 2001, but they have never lifted the famous trophy. They will take a strong squad to the United States for the 2024 Copa America tournament.

Can they get the better of elite rivals such as Argentina and Brazil? We’ll take a look at Mexico’s key strengths and weaknesses below, along with how to bet on Mexico at Copa America.

Mexico’s odds to win the 2024 Copa America

The Mexicans are currently fourth in futures odds, behind only Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. You can find odds of on Mexico to lift the trophy.

That is perhaps understandable when you examine Mexico’s recent results. It was a little fortunate to reach the CONCACAF Nations League final in March, and it suffered a 2-0 defeat to the US National Team after struggling in front of goal. Mexico has only won three out of nine games since beating Panama in last summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup final, so it will need to find greater consistency if it is to win the Copa America.

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Other ways to bet on Mexico

Soccer fans can bet on all of Mexico’s Copa America games this summer. These are the top soccer betting options to familiarize yourself with before the tournament gets underway.

Moneyline

This is a simple bet on the result of one of Mexico’s games. For example, it is the favorite to win its opener against Jamaica, while a Jamaican win has odds of .

Handicap (spread)

The sportsbook will give one team a handicap, and you can then predict which team will cover the resulting spread. For example, you could bet on Mexico -1.5 if you think Mexico will win a particular game by a margin of at least two goals.

Total goals

An over/under bet on the number of goals the two teams will combine to score in a game. For example, sportsbooks have set the over/under at in the game between Mexico and Jamaica. You can alternatively bet on team totals, exact totals, or totals in a particular half.

Both teams to score

A simple wager on whether both teams will score in a game. This is often an element in same-game parlays, such as both teams to score and the game to have over 2.5 goals.

Additional betting options

These are some of the other popular betting options on Mexico at Copa America:

There will be dozens of additional ways to bet on each game involving Mexico. You can combine as many of them as you like to form same-game parlays. Live betting will also be available as soon as a game begins, and you can continue wagering until the closing stages of the match.

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Mexico’s potential path to victory

Mexico is the narrow favorite to win Group B ahead of Ecuador. If El Tri manage to do so, they will face the runner-up from Group A in the quarterfinals. Argentina is the heavy favorite to win Group A, and the sportsbooks expect Chile or Peru to finish second. Mexico would be the favorite to beat either team.

If it reaches the semifinals, Mexico’s most likely opponent would be Argentina. That would be a very daunting task, and Mexico would be the clear underdog. Victory would see Mexico through to the final in Miami, where potential opponents would include Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, and the US.

Mexico group stage fixtures

Mexico’s group stage games will be at NRG Stadium in Houston, SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, and State Farm Stadium west of Phoenix. All three cities have large Mexican populations, so El Tri will likely benefit from strong support throughout the campaign.

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Pivotal player

Santiago Giménez has the potential to light up this tournament. The 22-year-old striker scored 15 goals during Feyenoord’s Eredivisie title-winning campaign last season, and he has been even more prolific this year.

Giménez has made 25 appearances for Mexico, but he faces competition for a starting berth at Copa America. Mexico has several talented strikers within its ranks, including Henry Martín and Raúl Jiménez, but Giménez is the best of the bunch. Martín failed to score in Mexico’s last three games, so it could be time for the manager to put his faith in Giménez instead.

How has Mexico performed at Copa America in the past?

Mexico has been invited to compete in Copa America 10 times, which is more than any other team outside of South America. El Tri have never won the tournament, but they have reached the final twice and finished third on three previous occasions. That makes Mexico the most successful invitee in Copa America history, with 19 wins, 13 draws, and 16 defeats in 48 games.

All 10 members of CONMEBOL, the South American soccer federation, qualify automatically for Copa America. Another six teams receive invites to bring the total to 16 for the tournament. Mexico was invited to take part in every tournament between 1993 and 2016, but it did not receive an invite in 2019 or 2021, so this year’s event will represent an opportunity for the players to test themselves against teams like Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.

Mexico: Copa America FAQ

How did Mexico qualify for the 2024 Copa America?

Mexico secured a place at Copa America by beating Honduras in the 2023 CONCACAF Nations League quarterfinals. The North American and South American soccer federations signed a strategic collaboration agreement in January 2023, allowing the top six CONCACAF teams to compete in this year’s Copa America.

Will Guillermo Ochoa play for Mexico at Copa America?

Guillermo Ochoa will captain Mexico at Copa America this summer. The veteran goalkeeper is now 38 years old, but he remains a regular starter for El Tri, and he is expected to lead them into battle at the tournament, provided he is not injured before then.

How did Mexico perform at the last Copa America?

Mexico was last invited to compete at Copa America in 2016, when it crashed out in the quarterfinal stage. Mexico suffered a 7-0 defeat to Chile, which went on to win the tournament by beating Argentina on penalties in the final.

Who is Mexico’s manager?

Jaime Lozano is the manager of the Mexican national team. He took over on an interim basis after Diego Cocca was fired in 2023, and he led El Tri to victory at the Gold Cup that summer. That helped him land the job on a permanent basis.