Mexico - Bosnia-Herzegovina Betting Preview: Chicago clash could prove troublesome for Dzeko & Co.

The North American side were worthy winners in their previous friendly and Willie Duncan expects them to grab another victory against Safet Susic's men on Thursday
Mexico ran out as comfortable victors when they defeated Chris Coleman's Wales on Sunday night and manager Jose Manuel de la Torre will be hoping for more of the same from his charges when they face Bosnia-Herzegovina in Chicago.

The North American side beat Safet Susic's men in February 2011 and have been busy since then, playing an astonishing 21 matches since that 2-0 victory 14 months ago.

Despite a packed schedule, Mexico emerged triumphant from last year’s Gold Cup tournament and have lost just five games since that win over Bosnia.

With such impressive statistics behind them, it is little surprise to find the Mexicans as 8/11 (1.73) favourites with Bet365 to bag another victory at the Solider Field.

Susic’s side made the play-offs for Euro 2012 but suffered a crushing 6-2 aggregate defeat to Portugal.

This result appears to have has a negative impact on results with consecutive friendly defeats against Poland, Brazil and - last weekend - Republic of Ireland casting a shadow on recent achievements.

Bet365 rate Bosnia-Herzegovina as a 4/1 (5.0) chance to grab a morale boosting win in Chicago while the draw is chalked up at 5/2 (3.50) with the same firm.

In eight of Mexico’s last 10 meetings, fewer than three goals have been scored while the “unders” market has often been a successful play for punters in recent Bosnian matches too, with fewer than three goals being netted in eight of their 11 most recent fixtures.

That surely points to a tight encounter in Illinois. The 4/5 (1.80) on offer from Bet365 looks to represent solid value here, while 13/8 (2.63) for the in-form Mexicans to lead at both half-time and full-time is another price which is worthy of consideration.

Mexico ran out as 2-0 winners against Wales at the weekend and a repeat of that scoreline looks entirely possible here given that Jose Manuel de la Torre’s men appear to be the form side coming into this match.

The chunky 13/2 (7.50) for a 2-0 victory is sure to catch the eye of value-seeking punters.

Mexico to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina at 8/11 (1.73) with Bet365
Mexico to win 2-0 at 13/2 (7.50) with Bet365

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter here.

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