Mexico vs Sweden Preview, Tips and Betting Predictions
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27th June 2018 – 10:00 ET
Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
Mexico vs Sweden Predictions
Mexico have won back-to-back games at the 2018 World Cup and sit top of Group F coming into this game. El Tri look lively going forward and extremely dangerous in the final third. Expectations weren’t high coming into the tournament but they’ve exceeded them and will fancy their chances of picking up three points here. They must find a way of breaking down a stubborn Swedish outfit who concede very few goals. Janne Andersson’s side need a victory in this tie and both teams should be going for it. Neither side will want to drop points here and a draw looks like a sensible outcome and can be backed 3.30 with 888Sport.
Mexico vs Sweden Preview
Juan Carlos Osorio’s side weren’t fancied to progress at the 2018 World Cup but they’ve managed to collect six points from their opening two matches and only require a draw in this third and final Group F contest. They’ve been excellent going forward and managed to prevent Germany from getting on the scoresheet. They regularly progress to the round of 16 and will be looking to go a step further this time around. Hirving Lozano and Javier Hernandez are both off the mark in this tournament and Sweden will have to keep tabs on the pair throughout the 90 minutes.
Sweden got off to the best possible start with a 1-0 win against South Korea. They led Germany at the break but were pegged back in the second half before conceding a late free-kick. It leaves them in a difficult position and a point would not be enough to send them through if Germany beat South Korea. They must ensure that they pick up three points from this tie. They are very solid at the back but perhaps lack the necessary firepower to send them through to the latter stages of the competition.
Both Teams to Score Prediction
Mexico have netted three times in their opening couple of games and they’ve created plenty of chances throughout. They should be able to find the back of the net in this game. Sweden have also scored in both games and showed some defensive frailties against Germany in the second half. Both teams need to pick up points and that could lead to an entertaining 90 minutes. Both Teams to Score? Yes is available at 1.98 with 888Sport.
Mexico vs Sweden Correct Score Prediction
This is unlikely to be goalless. A point would not be enough to send Sweden through to the next round and they will be desperate to take all three. Mexico aren’t the kind of side who sit back and they will want to make it nine points from nine in Group F. Both sides should get on the scoresheet with an end-to-end clash anticipated in Yekaterinburg. Both Teams to Score? Yes looks like a sensible wager and can be backed at 1.98 with 888Sport.
Mexico vs Sweden Odds
Group F Standings
Mexico come into this game as the Group F leaders after taking maximum points from their opening two fixtures. Sweden are tied second with Germany and both sides need to secure victories to give themselves a fighting chance of progression. South Korea have already been eliminated after losing their opening two matches.
- Javier Hernandez scored against South Korea. Chicarito has netted in three consecutive World Cups. He netted twice in 2010.
- Mexico have only conceded a single goal in their previous 180 minutes of football.
- Mexico have only lost two of their last ten games in all competitions.
- They have managed to qualify for the last 16 in each of their last six World Cup appearances but have failed to progress beyond that stage in each tournament. They are 2.80 with William Hill to make it to the quarters this time around.
- They lost their only previous World Cup meeting with Sweden and will be hoping to avoid a similar fate today.
- Sweden defended diligently against Germany and only had 29% possession.
- Sweden have kept six clean sheets in their last ten matches.
Head to Head
These sides have met on three previous occasions but only one of those games has been competitive. They met at the 1958 World Cup, a tournament which was staged in Sweden. The host nation made it through to the final and beat Mexico 3-0 en-route. Since then, they’ve played one another in three friendlies with each side picking up a victory. The other meeting ended all square in 2005.
- Mexico 0-1 Sweden – 29/01/2009
- Mexico 0-0 Sweden – 27/01/2005
- Mexico 2-1 Sweden – 23/02/1994
- Sweden 3-0 Mexico – 08/06/1958
Andres Guardado – The captain has 143 appearances for Mexico and continues to lead by example. He creates plenty of chances for his teammates and is likely to play a huge part in this fixture. Hirving Lozano is an exciting addition to the side but it’s Guardado’s presence which could make the difference.
Emil Forsberg – The RB Leipzig man wasn’t overly productive this season but he regularly shines at international level. He is Sweden’s creator and will be hoping to supply his teammates with plenty of opportunities in Russia.
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