Copa America 2016 continues with Mexico and Venezuela facing each other on Monday to determine who will be at the top of the standings in Group C.
Both of these teams had already advanced to the quarterfinals yet a win is still crucial since the prospect of facing Argentina in the next stage is looming on the horizon for the team that will place second on the standings.
Which team gets the top spot?
Copa America 2016 predictions for Mexico vs Venezuela do not only involve which team wins the match but also which team ends up at the top of Group C.
As both are assured already of a place in the knockout stage with six points, the pressing concern for each now is avoiding facing Lionel Messi and Argentina in the next round.
Being the top team in Group C will solve this dangerous possibility.
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Mexico is in a much better position than Venezuela as it currently holds the edge in terms of goal differential at +4 goals as against Venezuela’s +2 goals, the Latin Post reports.
Predictions and odds therefore favor Mexico at the top of Group C.
History On Mexico’s Side
History is also at the side of Mexico, which won 13 of its matches against Venezuela. The former only suffered two defeats from the latter but these were before 1984, according to MLS Soccer.
The two sides have also battled to three draws, with two of them coming in the last six years.
Whether history continues to favor Mexico in Copa America 2016 is a rather good prospect to bet.
Venezuela not a push over
Venezuela however is no push over in this match as it has the ability to catch teams unaware on the counter to produce strong chances.
One good example of this was the goal against Uruguay with Salomon Rondon pouncing on a rebound after a long range shot wound up glancing off the crossbar and right to him.
This is the reason why predicting a Venezuela victory is not far fetched.
Copa America 2016 prediction has Mexico winning this match and getting the top spot in Group C.