Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio decides on a similar formation to that of last week’s victory. For this game, Alfredo Talavera starts in goal, replacing Guillermo Ochoa in the starting lineup. Diego Reyes, who missed Friday’s game, will be starting in place of Rafael Marquez in between lines, and Jesus Dueñas starts at right back, meaning Miguel Layun shifts to the left where Jorge Torres Nilo struggled against El Salvador.
The biggest question mark ahead of this match for Juan Carlos Osorio was who would lead the line in the absence of Raul Jimenez. Osorio has chosen 22-year-old Ángel Zaldívar to make his first senior national team start with El Tri, while Angel Sepulveda keeps his place out on the wing.
As expected, Honduras fields their strongest possible XI. Special attention has to be put on new Monterrey signing Alberth Elis, however. The 20-year-old has been superb for Los Catrachos in recent games.
Mexico Lineup: Talavera; Dueñas, Ayala, Moreno, Layun; Herrera, Reyes, Guardado; Sepulveda, Zaldivar, Aquino
Honduras Lineup: Esocber; Beckeles, Figueroa, Palacios, Leverón, Izaguirre; Mejía, Claros, Martínez, Quito; Elis