All six teams are in action tonight in CONCACAF with all eyes focused on Mexico which could miss its first World Cup since 1990 with a loss tonight at home against Panama.
The pressure is on Mexican coach Víctor Manuel Vucetich who takes hold of the wheel of the national team for the first time tonight hoping to steer Mexico back into contention. He has called up three naturalized Argentines for the match and has really shaken things up since taking over last month.
It couldn't be much worse as Mexico has struggled mightily in its qualifying campaign with only a single win from eight matches so far. A win is needed against Panama at home which Mexico trails on goal differential for the CONCACAF playoff spot. Problem is Mexico has yet to win at home in four games in this round with a trio of 0-0 bore draws and a 2-1 loss to show for it.
A loss here and El Tri's hopes could be dashed. The hosts are paying 1.33 for the outright win and not much more for the halftime/fulltime result which is at 1.85.
The draw is presently at 4.60 and with three 0-0 draws at home and five overall, another Mexican tie is not far-fetched by any means. Also consider that Panama are coming off a pair of consecutive draws and like Mexico also have five draws from eight contests.
The visitor win would put them in prime position to make it to Brazil and that can be taken at an astounding 11.00.
Although unlikely, if another 0-0 result emerges from at Azteca again the payout is at 11.00.
In the correct scorer markets, Blas Perez of Panama is at 3.00 to notch his second of the competition but many think Manchester United's Javier Hernandez will be the likely scorer for Mexico. He can be taken at 1.73 to add to his two goal tally.