Germany v Mexico Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

Germans to edge El Tri in opener

Germany v Mexico- World Cup 2018

Germany v Mexico Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 17th June – 4.00 p.m
(Full time: 0:1 – goals: Lozano 35′)

Reigning world champions Germany kick-off their title defence on Sunday as they go up against Mexico in Group F. Germany have actually not been in great form during their warm-up sequence of matches, so will that allow Mexico to get their noses into this game? Germany v Mexico predictions will have the Europeans as firm favourites to get all three points from the game regardless, but they may get a stiff workout from El Tri.

Germany News and Form

It is not too often that you question the form of Germany, but that has to be done at the moment as they have only recorded a W1 D3 L2 record in their last six fixtures. How concerned will they be about that lack of winning ahead of their World Cup title defence? More often than not Germany just slips effortlessly into tournament mode and given that they have reached at least the semi finals in each of their last six major tournaments, it’s hard not to expect or back them to come good. They have been the top scoring side at each of the last three World Cups and so you would expect goals to start flowing and in the bet365 correct score market a Germany 2-1 option is at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on June 13, 2018 at 11:35 PM) to start of our Germany v Mexico predictions. But you notice we have them conceding and that is because their defence has been struggling for clean sheets.

Germany have collected only one clean sheet in their last eight games, conceding in that sequence against the likes of Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and Northern Ireland. So even though Mexico are are not a prolific side, still in our Germany v Mexico predictions, it is worth a look at both teams to score at even money odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 13, 2018 at 11:35 PM). Germany will be looking to Thomas Muller and Timo Werner further goals at this tournament and it is the latter who is beating his compatriot at a shorter price in the World Cup 2018 Golden Boot market action. While the wins have not been flowing for Germany, they have only lost two games since Euro 2016, but both defeats were inside their last three games suffering reverses against Brazil and Austria, both by a one-goal margin. So it has not been the greatest of preparations but this is Germany and they excel at tournament football.

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Mexico News and Form

So are Mexico in the kind of shape to potentially cause an upset in this game? Probably not but still our predictions are sending the game over 2.5 goals which is are 9/10 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 13, 2018 at 11:35 PM) and we do fancy the Mexicans getting on the scoresheet. Mexico won their CONCACAF qualification group, and it was pretty easy for them to do that. Their current form is not great with only two wins in their last five games and their big concern will be a lack of scoring. Mexico have scored in just one of their last four games (W1 D1 L2) which has been a highly disappointing output. But still, their current lack of scoring surely lends a bit of extra value to backing them to find a way through the Germany defence. Another way you can look at it is by considering the both teams to score option at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on June 13, 2018, at 11:35 PM). A loss will not put them out of the qualification picture as they will go on to face Sweden and South Korea to try and continue their positive streak of qualifying for the round of 16 at World Cups.

Germany v Mexico Head to Head

This will be the fourth game between Germany and Mexico in the previous three were all competitive matches. Their first ever meeting was in the 1988 World Cup with Germany collecting a 2-1 victory. The other two meetings between them both in the Confederations Cup with Germany taking a 4-3 victory in 2005 clash, and then hammering the Mexicans 4-1 last summer out in Russia.

Germany v Mexico Betting Odds*

Germany 1/2
Draw 7/2
Mexico 13/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 13th, 2018 at 4:27 p.m.)

Germany v Mexico Predictions

Mexico appear to be carrying the kind of form that would suggest that there are going to come out and cause an upset in this fixture. But they may be able to get the Germans rattled regardless. But looking at everything together a Germany to win & both teams to score option looks good for Germany v Mexico predictions.