Germany vs Mexico Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips

World Cup Germany vs Mexico

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Final Score: Germany 0 – 1 Mexico

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Germany set a new record during qualifying with a goal difference of +39 and Joachim Low’s side looked imperious as they booked their place at the 2018 World Cup with incredbile ease. Their unbeaten run came to end during an international friendly with Brazil in March but despite that slip-up, they remain in excellent shape and will be confident of progressing from Group F. They sealed their qualification with a 3-1 victory against Nothern Ireland and netted a total of 43 times across the ten matches.

Mexico eased through qualifying and booked the place at the 2018 World Cup by topping the CONCACAF group once again. El Tri continue their excellent record of qualifying for the tournament, although, they will be hoping to avoid a seventh successive second-round exit in Russia. Some of their fans remain unsure about the quality of their squad and they must be wary of Sweden, who could qualify at their expense from Group F. Juan Carlos Osorio is the man tasked with helping Mexico reach the latter stages of the competition but he is awaiting news on a number of key players including Diego Reyes and Andres Guardado. The latter has undergone successful surgery allowing him to play some part in the tournament.

These two sides met in the 2017 Confederations Cup and Germany emerged 4-1 winners. It was a chastening experience for El Tri who were punished for defensive errors and they found it difficult to keep tabs on a lively German forward line. They continue to search for their first victory against Germany with the European side triumphing 2-1 during their only previous meeting at a World Cup. Mexico like to keep possession and dictate the rhythm of the game, which worked well against weaker opposition. However, they are unlikely to be given as much leeway against Germany.  

Germany vs Mexico Predictions

Germany have been drawn alongside Sweden, South Korea and Mexico and this could be their toughest game in Group F. Joachim Low always expects 100% from his side and they will want to make a fast start here. They are expected to progress to the knock-out round and it’s hard to see them slipping up against Mexico.

The holders are priced at 1.44 with William Hill and they look a decent bet in this Group F opener. It may be too short for some bettors and there are a number of other wagers which look hugely tempting. It’s 2.30 with Bodog for Germany to be winning at half-time and full-time whilst it’s the same price for Germany -1 on the handicap market.

There should be plenty of goals in this game and it could be a hugely entertaining 90 minutes.

Betway are offering 1.90 on Over 2.5 Goals in this game and Germany are highly likely to net all three of the required goals themselves. Their propensity to punish sides during the qualifying campaign bodes well and they should be able to take advantage of a generous Mexican defence. It’s 2.20 with William Hill for Germany to score a goal in each half and that is highly recommended. Correct score bettors will surely be looking at an easy Germany victory and 3-1, 2-0 and 3-0 are amongst the most popular options.

Mexico are always dangerous going forward and a 3-1 success for the world champions looks a decent option at 13.00 with 888Sport.

 

Statistics

  • Germany have finished in eighth position or better during 17 of their 18 World Cup campaigns
  • They conceded just four times throughout the 2014 World Cup and kept a clean sheet in the final
  • As well as being four-time champions, Germany have also been runners-up on four different occasions
  • 1938 was the last time that they exited at the first round stage
  • Mexico hold the record for the highest number of second-round eliminations (six)
  • They have reached the knock-out rounds in each of their last six World Cups
  • Mexico to be eliminated in the round of 16 – (2.60 with 888Sport)
  • Mexico have appeared in 15 World Cups
  • They advanced to the quarter-finals as hosts in 1970 and 1986.

 

Lineups

Germany:Manuel Neuer (captain), Marvin Plattenhardt, Jonas Hector, Matthias Ginter, Mats Hummels, Sami Khedira, Julian Draxler, Toni Kroos, Timo Werner, Mesut Özil, Marco Reus, Kevin Trapp, Thomas Müller, Leon Goretzka, Niklas Süle, Antonio Rüdiger, Jérôme Boateng, Joshua Kimmich, Sebastian Rudy, Julian Brandt, İlkay Gündoğan, Marc-André ter Stegen.

Mexico:José de Jesús Corona, Hugo Ayala, Carlos Salcedo, Rafael Márquez, Diego Reyes, Jonathan dos Santos, Miguel Layún, Marco Fabián, Raúl Jiménez, Giovani dos Santos, Carlos Vela, Alfredo Talavera, Guillermo Ochoa, Javier Hernández, Héctor Moreno, Héctor Herrera, Jesús Manuel Corona, Andrés Guardado (captain), Oribe Peralta, Javier Aquino, Edson Álvarez, Hirving Lozano, Jesús Gallardo.

Best Odds

GermanyGermany

(Group F)

11:00

MexicoMexico

Germany 1.44 | Draw 4.31 | Mexico 7.68

 


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