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Mexico vs. Ecuador: 2019 Friendly Odds, Time, Live Stream and TV Schedule

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistJune 9, 2019

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 05: Raul Jimenez of Mexico runs during the international friendly match between Mexico and Venezuela at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on June 5, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)
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Mexico will play Ecuador in an international friendly at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday.

Both nations are preparing for tournaments, with the Mexicans set to feature at the Gold Cup and the Ecuadorians getting ready for the Copa America.

El Tri have recovered their form after a poor end to 2018, but Ecuador have failed to win in their past three outings.

                                                   

Date: Sunday, June 9

Time: 7 p.m. (ET)/12 a.m (BST) Monday morning

TV: Univision

StreamUnivision NOWFuboTV (U.S.)

Odds: Mexico 27-25, Ecuador 131-50, draw 247-100 (via VegasInsider.com)

                            

Preview

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After not receiving their usual invitation to the Copa, Mexico will be focused on achieving success at the expanded Gold Cup.

Part of the tournament will once again take place on U.S. soil, with matches also set to be played in Costa Rica and Jamaica.

Mexico have won the competition on seven occasions, and they will want to reclaim the trophy from the defending champion United States.

Gerardo Martino's men have looked in good shape in 2019. Friendly victories over Chile and Paraguay were followed by a 3-1 win over Venezuela.

10 goals across their past three encounters has underpinned Mexico's intent to attack at the Gold Cup.

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Ecuador will provide a test for Mexico, but the South Americans have not been at their best recently.

They ended eighth in CONMEBOL group qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, earning just six wins in 18 games.

Captain Antonio Valencia is 33 and ready to depart Manchester United, so Ecuador will soon be searching for fresh leadership from within their ranks.

La Tricolor have struggled to find the back of the net of late, scoring only once in their past three games.

Mexico have the attacking threat to put Sunday's opponents to the sword in Texas, and Martino will expect his team to put on a show before the tournament.

Ecuador will have few expectations for their Copa adventures and will likely be satisfied with simply containing group-stage opponents Uruguay, Chile and Japan.

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