What has been Mexico and Panama's form ahead of this game?
Mexico has won their two most recent games, including their debut in the CONCACAF Nations League against Bermuda. Gerardo Martino's men will be playing their first competitive match over Mexican soil in over two years, since their last official game in their country took place on October 6, 2017.
Panama makes it to this game with only one win out of their last four games. To make matters worse, all of those games were competitive, which makes Los Canaleros desperate to claim at least one point when they visit El Tri. Panama's last game ended in defeat against Bermuda in what turned out to be a disappointing second game for Américo Gallego's men in the CONCACAF Nations League.
How did Mexico and Panama get to this stage of the CONCACAF Nations League?
Both teams made it to this stage of the CONCACAF Nations League after being handed a bye due to their involvement in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers.
Mexico claimed the top spot of the group with their 5-1 win against Bermuda on Friday evening, giving them a +4 in the goal difference department.
Panama won their first clash against Bermuda with a 4-1 score, but they would go on to lose the second one 2-0, which makes the Central American side a bit desperate to earn at least one point.
Mexico vs Panama - Head to head
This will be the 19th game between Mexico and Panama.
Mexico has beaten Panama in 11 of their previous 18 games.
Panama has only beaten Mexico twice. Curiously, both of those wins came in the 2013 Gold Cup, when Los Canaleros claimed similar 2-1 wins against El Tri in the group stage of the tournament and in the semi-finals.
Panama has never won or drawn a match against Mexico away from home.
Mexico's last game against Panama took place on September 1, 2017. That game ended in a one-nil win for El Tri.
Mexico has kept four clean sheets in a row against Panama.
Mexico vs Panama - Who's in and who's out?
Mexico's coach Gerardo Martino left some of his finest players out of this squad, focusing on calling up some of his best youngsters. Martino's main cause for concern will be Hirving Lozano, as Napoli's winger walked off the pitch against Bermuda after picking up a nasty knock to his knee.
Panama is currently undergoing a generational change, following the retirement of many of their stars. Hence, coach Americo Gallego will rely on the experience of Alberto Quintero, Román Torres and Anibal Godoy to lead their trip to the Azteca. Striker Jorlián Sánchez and midfielder Angel Orelien will be some of the young players trying to make an impression, especially since both of them play for Mexican clubs Leones Negros and Cruz Azul.
Broadcast info - Mexico vs Panama
In Mexico: TUDN, TUDN En Vivo, Canal 5 Televisa, Azteca 7.
In Panama: TUDN, TVMax9.
In the U.S.: TUDN en Vivo, FloFC, TUDN USA, UniMás, Univision NOW.
In Guatemala: Tigo Sports Guatemala, TUDN.
Mexico vs Panama Broadcast Information
Stadium: Estadio Azteca
Panama: TVMax 9, TUDN
United States: Univision NOW, FloFC, fuboTV, TUDN USA, TUDN en Vivo, UniMás