Martinique vs Mexico: Full Gold Cup Match Preview, Key Players, Prediction

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Martinique vs Mexico: Full Gold Cup Match Preview, Key Players, Prediction
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Martinique's victory over Canada provided the first shock of the tournament.

It's difficult to preview a match on Sunday when the teams involved are both engaged elsewhere on the Thursday leading up to it. The results of the Thursday games can have a major effect on the Sunday game, not just in terms of confidence and fatigue, but also will-to-winwhy would Mexico even bother if they lose to Panama later today?

But that's what us sports journalists do: We predict results and preview games, all so we can get slaughtered in the comments when the score goes completely the other way and a goalkeeper nets a brace from consecutive corners.

So here's a look at Sunday's matchup of tiny island nation Martinique against current Gold Cup and Olympics holders Mexico.

If you want a tiny inkling of how unpredictable this tournament is already, how about this: In group A, Martinique sit second on three points, having beaten Canada in the first game, while Mexico recover from a defeat by Panama on zero. Mental, eh?

All statistics only apply to tournaments that have been held since the CONCACAF Gold Cup was reformed in 1991 and are courtesy of Transfermarkt.

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