Japan-Mexico Betting Preview: Expect Japan to finish strongly in a game of few goals

Two sides meet in the Confederations cup at Estadio Governador to decided third position in Group A, with Hugh Wilson backing few goals with a 13/8 value bet
After both sides lost their opening two games, Japan and Mexico come into the final game playing for pride and third spot in the group. The two teams cannot catch Brazil and Italy, who have won their two matches and sit at the top of the group.

Mexico have yet to get going in this years competition. Jose Manuel De La Torre’s men battled against Italy but were beaten by a second half goal from Mario Balotelli.

El Tri were then swept aside by Brazil, with Neymar & Co. disposing of their chances in the tournament.

The results in this competition have seen Mexico only win one match in their last 11 matches, but Coral still price them as favourites at 11/8 (2.38) to take three points.

Japan come into this match with a mix tournament so far. Alberto Zaccheroni’s men can be forgiven for their no show against Brazil, as the hosts ran out 3-0 winners, suffering from jet lag from playing a crucial World Cup Qualifier days before, it would have taken a enormous effort to take something from the match.

Their match against Italy showed exactly what they are about, quick tempo and dangerous in attack, Zaccheroni’s men took a 2-0 lead before an Italian come back saw Japan lose to a late winner. Coral price The Samurai Blues as outsiders at 13/8 (2.63) to win the match. The same firm price the draw at 21/10 (3.10).

A bet that stands out in this match is Under 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73). Despite Japan’s high-scoring match versus Italy, that was a game that bucked the goals trend.

Had you backed this bet in their last five matches, it would have paid out in three of them. Mexico’s are another side whose games have been short of goals of late. Six of their last eight games would have landed in the Under 2.5 goals market.

For those looking to find value, backing Japan in the outright market seems like a fantastic bet at 13/8 (2.63) with Coral. Despite losing their two matches so far, Zaccheroni’s men looked excellent against Italy and should beat a Mexico side who are struggling for form at the moment.

                   BEST BET                                           VALUE BET
Under 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73) with Coral Japan to win at 13/8 (2.63) with Coral

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