Mexico vs Russia: Preview and Predictions

Mexico vs Russia-Confederations Cup Predictions 22 June 2017

Mexico vs Russia
Confederations Cup
Date: Saturday, 24th June 2017
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Kazan Arena (Kazan).

It is virtually a knockout game for Russia when they take on Mexico for the final group game on Saturday.

The 1-0 defeat against Portugal created a must win situation for Russia when they taken on Mexico. Stanislav Cherchesov’s side were played out of the park by the Portuguese on Wednesday and failed to register a single shot on target. Moreover, their defense was all over the places and consider themselves lucky to have avoided a humiliating defeat.

Their struggle against Portugal’s hard tackling midfield was evident. If that is the case, they are bound to struggle against Mexico as well.

The only thing that could work in favour of the host nation is the wobbly defense of Mexico, but to put them to test, the battle must be won in the midfield.

Mexico has one foot in the semifinals after a spirited display against New Zealand. They went down 1-0 at half time, but thanks to Javier Aquino’s brilliance which paved way to two second half goals. The CONCACAF champions sit at the top of the Group A, level on 4 points with Portugal. However, they will be eliminated if Russia bag a win at Kazan, considering Portugal will remain unbeaten against New Zealand.

Mexico vs Russia: Head-to-head

This is the first head-to-head meeting between Mexico and Russia.

Mexico vs Russia: Prediction

Russia have no choice, but to attack. Their best chance of qualifying for the semifinal is with a victory. Therefore, expect them to go on the attacking front as early as possible, which might leave some holes in their defense as well.

Mexico have already scored 2 goals each is their first two games. But the Gold Cup champions didn’t look convincing at back in their previous two group games. Their strength is their attacking trio and Juan Carlos Osorio will be placing his faith on the same.

Considering all these factors, this match is expected to see a minimum of 3 goals.

Mexico vs Russia: Bet Tips

FT – Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 2.25 odds with Bet365

Alternate tip is BTTS and No Draw for 2.75 odds by William Hill.

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6 COMMENTS

    • In English, Central America is considered a region of the North American continent. Geo-politically, it usually comprises seven countries – Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Mexico, in whole or in part, is occasionally included.

      • As a writer, you should probably stick to more common facts rather than using “occassional” facts to avoid being called out. This is the first time I’ve heard of Mexico referenced as Central American. Yes, if you google search “Is Mexico in Central America” you do get that weak reference that you posted to back your statement… I would use better references.

        • There are plenty of places where this debate is going on and similar questions were asked. The best references you get start with “in my opinion”. Does it really matter from a footballing point of view ?
          Well, Israel and Kazakhstan play in the UEFA zone.

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