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Brazil vs Mexico Prediction & Betting tips
At the FIFA World Cup 2018, the fifth knockout round will take place on Monday afternoon at 15 pm. In the Cosmos Arena of Samara, Brazil and Mexico meet. This is the only round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup without European participation. While the Selecao showed their best game at this tournament in the 2-0 win over Serbia at the end of the preliminary round, Mexico conceded after victories against Germany and South Korea then against Sweden a clear and deserved defeat. If the DFB team had defeated South Korea, the defeat for “El Tri” would have even meant the end of the World Cup. At the seventh World Cup in succession, the Mexicans have now reached the round of 16. But against Brazil threatens the seventh consecutive out in the round of the last 16. About the last 16, Mexico came so far only in 1970 and 1986 out, each in their own country. Can Mexico finally break this curse in the game against Brazil? Or will the Brazil 2018 World Cup end for Mexico against fearsome opponents? The betting base looks ahead to the round of 16 for the match Brazil vs. Mexico.
At the 2: 0 against Serbia in the last group game, the Brazilians showed for the first time at this World Cup, at least in part, to what services the team is capable. The Selecao presented itself as a well-rehearsed unit. The team spirit is very important in the team, where the captain’s armband wanders from game to game. After the 1-0 by Paulinho the team of coach Tite went against Serbia with the highly deserved leadership in the break. Only between the 61st and the 65th Minute was the record world champion then something to swim. Goalkeeper Alisson revealed unfamiliar uncertainties. With the 2: 0 in the 68th minute the game was decided. With the leadership in the back, the Selecao had a certain ease. For the ZDF expert Christoph Kramer, the last 20 minutes of the Brazilians were the best appearance of a team at this World Cup.
The tournament favorite showed long ball strokes, train to goal, uncanny pace and fast ball recaptures. With two goals and an assist Philippe Coutinho is the top scorer of the South Americans. But also Neymar is getting better: With his submission to 2: 0, the superstar is now at 19 goals participation from the latest 18 appearances. However, Brazil suffered a downer: after only ten minutes, full back Marcelo had to be replaced because of a spasm in the back muscles. Whether he will get fit again until the game against Mexico is still unclear. In the last 24 internationals, there was only one defeat, in a friendly match against Argentina (June 2017). For 14 games, the Elf of Tite is without defeat. For the tenth time in succession, Brazil ended a World Cup preliminary round in first place. Only once was eliminated in the round of 16: at the 1990 World Cup against Argentina. For betting Brazil against Mexico, however, the betting odds are now the clear favorite of the game.
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio had started against Sweden with the same staff as in the 2-1 win against South Korea. But on the pitch that looked very different to the Mexicans. Against the stormy Sweden showed Mexico nerves and made many easy ball losses. Only in the course of the game, the Osorio protégés were better. But after the lead, the Swedes played even safer. After the 0: 2, the Mexicans woke up, but were not really dangerous against defensively strong Sweden. In the end, the Central Americans got away with a black eye as Germany lost to South Korea. The Mexicans this time lacked purposefulness and punch, the previously so dangerous offensive remained pale. The bitter 0-3 defeat against the Scandinavians had also left obvious marks on coach Juan Carlos Osorio. The group game had been a lesson for him personally, especially as far as the defensive was concerned.
The Swedes were clearly superior to the Mexicans, especially in headballs. Hope makes the strong keeper: Ochoa has been able to fend off 17 shots on his chest, which is by far the best value at this World Cup. Hector Moreno saw his second yellow card against Sweden and will therefore miss Brazil. Who trusts the Mexicans a victory and wants to place a tip on the corresponding scenario at the 2018 Round of 16 Brazil against Mexico, is rewarded royally by betting odds of 8.00 in the event of success. Whether those bets ultimately include value is nonetheless written on a different leaf.
Brazil vs Mexico head to head matches
07.06.15 FI Brazil Mexico 2 : 0
17.06.14 WC Brazil Mexico 0 : 0
19.06.13 CC Brazil Mexico 2 : 0
03.06.12 FI Brazil Mexico 0 : 2
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