Mexico v Sweden Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

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Mexico v Sweden- World Cup 2018

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This is a huge showdown in Group F at the 2018 World Cup as Mexico only need to dig in and get a point out of this game to win the group. That would be a huge boost of confidence for them moving forward to the knockout phase. As for Sweden, they have to better whatever it is that Germany do in these final group stage matches to guarantee that they get through. Our Mexico v Sweden predictions are leaning towards the Central Americans, but there is big drama left in this group.

Mexico News and Form

So things are looking very bright Mexico who are top of Group F going into the final round of matches. They will secure top spot in the group if they pick up at least a point in this game. Mexico have been attacking this World Cup with a really positive attitude and they got that fantastic 1-0 victory over Germany in their opening game, to really set them on the path to something good. El Tri were really good value for that win over the reigning world champions as well. They followed that up with a 2-1 success over South Korea. However, if they were to lose this one and Germany were to win their game over South Korea then that would leave Mexico, Germany and Sweden all on six points and things will become nervy. Mexico look a confident side and in the bet365 correct score market we are looking at Mexico 1-0 result at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 24th, 2018 at 11:55 p.m.).

Sweden have looked a bit of a one-dimensional side so far and Mexico have an advantage in pace over the Europeans. But it will even with all of that said Mexico will have to watch themselves back, and it is our Mexico v Sweden prediction that the game will go under 2.5 goals which is a 13/20 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from June 24th, 2018 at 11:55 p.m.). It has been really good positive start from Mexico and it would be a shame for them to have everything unravelled in this final challenge. You would imagine that they will be savvy enough to find a way not to lose this game. They are currently running on a three-match winning streak and have suffered only one defeat in their last six played. They will be a threat in this game breaking forward quickly against the Swedish defence.

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Sweden News and Form

The Swedes do not have any form in their side as they have picked up just one victory in their last six fixtures. That lone win during that sequence was in their opening World Cup 2018 game against South Korea, the Swedes making their breakthrough from the penalty spot. Again it is hard seeing this being a high-scoring fixture. The way that Sweden guarantee themselves a place in the next round is in bettering Germany’s results against South Korea and that includes goal difference. Because Germany are strong odds-on favourites to beat South Korea Sweden are going to have to come out and produce in this one, so at some point, they are going to have to be bold enough to push on to try and win this and run up some goals.

They did have a lead against Germany and if they could have held on they would already be safely through to the next round, but now they are having to go into a big fight which isn’t entirely in their own control. Sweden did get their chances against Germany to add to the scoreboard and they were mostly causing threats through playing long balls forward into the heart of the Germany defence. Both teams not to score is at 4/5 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from June 24th, 2018 at 11:55 p.m.) and that again is taking into consideration Sweden’s overall lack of form. Sweden are only W1 D4 L3 in their last eight and so expecting them to win does become a bit of stretch against a side who are in form.

Mexico v Sweden Head to Head

This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides and Sweden are actually 2-0 up with the one drawn match there. Mexico have never scored a goal against Sweden. Their first meeting was a World Cup fixture at the 1958 World Cup with Sweden winning 3-0 and the following two, the most recent of which was in 2009, were friendly games.

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Mexico v Sweden Betting Odds*

Mexico 7/5
Sweden 23/10
Draw 23/10

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 24th, 2018 at 11:55 p.m.)

Mexico v Sweden Predictions

Sweden have to come out and push for the win to try and keep Germany, who will be expecting to beat South Korea, out of the top two. There’s a chance that they could top the group if they pull out a big enough win in this one. However, Sweden are strong, but one dimensional and the pace of Mexico could hurt them. Mexico to win.