Mexico vs Croatia: Preview and Predictions

Mexico vs Croatia International Friendly Match Preview 28th May 2017

Croatia won 2-1 when they met in a friendly at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on 28th May 2017. The teams met again on 28th March 2018 – You can read the prediction and preview here.

Mexico and Croatia will meet in an international friendly match in Los Angeles with an eye on preparing the squad for upcoming tournaments in June.

The El Tri are having a busy schedule in this summer. They will Republic of Ireland on June 1st after the Croatia friendly. And then comes two World Cup qualification fixtures against Honduras and USA at their home turf on June 9th and 12th respectively. Juan Carlos Osorio and his men will then travel to Russia to take part in the FIFA take part in the Confederations Cup.

The Croatians have an all important FIFA World Cup qualification match against Iceland to follow on 12th June. The head-coach Ante Cacic is travelling to United States with a relatively younger squad with most of the players unavailable through club commitment and injuries.

Captain Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic alongside Mario Mandzukic are still with Real Madrid and Juventus, who will meet in the Champions League final on June 3.

Ivan Perisic, Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic, Marko Rog, Mario Pasalic and Nikola Kalinic are still on duty with their respective Italian Serie A clubs. While the likes of Vedran Corluka, Sime Vrsaljko, Marko Pjaca, and Andrej Kramaric are sidelined with injuries.

Mexico vs Croatia: Head-to-head

The two previous meetings between the two teams happened in the FIFA World Cup. In their first meeting at Japan in 2002, Mexico took a 1-0 win. They repeated the success in 2014 with another convincing 3-1 win.

Mexico vs Croatia: Prediction

The Croats are hugely inexperienced, while El Tri have most of their first team players available for this friendly. Also, Croatia have a poor record in recent friendlies, which is totally opposite to their form in competitive games. So, this could easily end up in a comfortable win for the El Tri.

Mexico vs Croatia: Bet Tips

Full-Time Result – Mexico to win with Asian Handicap -1.5 at 1.98 odds with Bet365.

An alternate tip is HT/FT – Mexico at 1.86 odds.