Haiti will be hoping to reach the Gold Cup final for the first time in their history when they take on Mexico at State Farm Stadium on Tuesday.
Les Grenadiers have already surpassed their best ever performance in this competition to reach the final four, winning all four of their matches so far.
However, having lost seven times and won just once in 10 previous encounters with this opposition, they are priced at 11/1 (12.00) with William Hill to pull off a huge upset by coming out on top in Glendale, or 17/4 (5.25) to take the game into extra-time.
In contrast, Gerardo Martino’s men are looking to lift this trophy for a record eighth time, and are overwhelming 2/9 (1.22) favourites to progress to the final for the ninth time in 15 editions.
Mechack Jerome is out through injury after rupturing his Achilles’ tendon in the opening group game against Bermuda.
Rodolfo Pizarro is likely to get the nod after impressing on his first start of the competition against Costa Rica, while Hector Moreno could also be in contention after coming on as a substitute in extra-time. However, Erick Gutierrez remains doubtful due to an ankle injury.
Despite their contrasting pedigrees at this level, El Tri cannot afford to underestimate an opponent that has beaten World Cup regulars Costa Rica and a highly rated Canadian team over the last two games.
Marc Collat’s side certainly doesn’t know when it is beaten, having come from behind in three of their four victorious matches in the USA this summer.
That confident attitude makes them a dangerous opponent for the favourites, who are hardly looking solid at the back after keeping just one clean sheet in 17 fixtures.
In fact, odds of 6/4 (2.50) seem generous on both teams getting on target for Haiti’s sixth match in seven, and an eighth in nine for Mexico.