Germany vs Mexico Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
The first match of Group F will be played between Germany and Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. This is an interesting game for all the football fans to watch, as two teams that are so different face each other. On one side, we have German accuracy and efficiency, and on the other, we have Latin heart and pride.
Germany, the defending champion, will be looking to put behind them a disappointing Euro 2016 campaign, by their standards, and start their 2018 World Cup campaign with a win. This a team that is known for their tactical and team approach that has brought lots of success in the past. In the weeks behind us, they have played two friendly matches. In the most recent one, they defeated Saudi Arabia by the score of 2-1 and managed to lose to Austria. The coach, Joachim Löw, decided to give the bench players a chance to prove themselves, and in the end, they failed to do so. Ozil scored the only goal for Germany early in the first half. The coach has made some controversial decisions in the recent days. First, he left out Leroy Sane of Manchester City, saying that he is not needed, and then going on to make Manuel Neuer the first goalkeeper, even though he just recently returned to the field after a long recovery. The legendary German goalkeeper, Oliver Khan, went as far as to say “If I was Germany's coach I would start Ter Stegen”. It should not be too difficult for the Germans to adapt to Russian conditions as they have won the Confederations Cup there last summer.
Mexico topped their qualification group, but in all fairness, the quality of opposition was something that made the process a lot easier. As part of their preparations for the World Cup, they played against Scotland and Denmark. They managed to defeat Scotland by the score of 1-0 and lost to Denmark by the score of 2-0. They failed to capitalize on their chances, despite having the similar number of attempts as their rivals. El Tri don’t have a great record of getting past the knockout rounds but they will give their best to change their ways in Russia. Mexico will begin their campaign against the title defenders and that pressure could get to them. El Tri are well known for their teamwork and, no matter what the outcome of the match is, they will leave their hearts on the field.
These two sides teams have played a total of five matches against each other. The first one occurred way back in 1978 and the most recent one was almost a year ago in the Confederations Cup knockout phase when Germany dominated, and in the end, won by the score of 4-1. Fabian scored the only goal for Mexico, and on the other side, Werner and Younes netted a goal each with Goretzka adding two goals of his own. Surprisingly, Mexico was dominant in almost all statistical aspects of the game, but in the end, it was the German efficiency that prevailed.
Germany vs Mexico Stats
Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)
|SHOTS ON TARGET||54||48|
|SHOTS OFF TARGET||61||72|
|OVER 1.5 GOALS||8||5|
|OVER 2.5 GOALS||7||4|
|OVER 3.5 GOALS||4||3|
|UNDER 1.5 GOALS||2||5|
|UNDER 2.5 GOALS||3||6|
|BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE||7||3|
Germany have almost all players ready for their opening game in Russia. Mesut Özil is not fully fit and he is only one player who is doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and all of them are eager to collect all three points against El Tri.
On the other side Mexico don't have injured players for the match against Germany. All players are available and ready to play in Moscow.
Possible starting lineups
Germany: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Hector; Khedira, Kroos; Reus, Muller, Draxler; Werner
Mexico: Ochoa; Salcedo, Ayala, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Santos; Vela, Lozano, Jimenez
Germany vs Mexico Prediction
On Sunday afternoon we will enjoy in brilliant football game at the World Cup. Match Germany vs Mexico will be an interesting and exciting one and we expect lots of scoring chances and goals. Germany managed to win each of their ten qualifying games and for sure they are closer to win this game. But it will not be an easy job, Mexico are highly motivated to reach Round of 16 and will play aggressive from the first minute. They have talented and fast players and will create several good scoring chances on this match. Mexico might not have names quite as big as the Germans, but they have a chance to pick up some points from this match. Germany haven’t failed to score in any of their last 15 competitive games and they will play aggressive in attack from the first minute.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Germany vs Mexico Prediction: Germany to win. Germany should have no problems in beating Mexico here as they have a fantastic squad, but we expect from Mexico to score. So our second betting pick for the match is Germany to win and Both to score. El Tri like to play aggressive football and if you want to win more cash then can try with bet on Over 3.5 yellows for Mexico. Our risky bet goes on Correct score 3-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.