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Both teams have been in fine scoring form and boast some exciting attacking players, meaning Phil Kitromilides is backing neither of them to keep a clean sheet on Saturday

Expect this to be like a home game for Mexico as La Tri continue their build up to the World Cup with a game against fellow qualifiers Ecuador in Texas.

Since their play-off success over New Zealand, Mexico have been in decent form, recording convincing wins over South Korea and Israel as well as creditable draws against the USA and Nigeria.

Paddy Power price them as favorites against Ecuador at 13/10 (2.30), with the draw offered at 9/4 (3.25) and the South Americans available at 2/1 (3.00).

One bet however clearly stands out for this encounter and that is backing both teams to score which is offered at 8/11 (1.72).

Mexico have been in fine scoring form managing 13 goals in their last five matches and finding the back of the net in seven out of their last eight fixtures.

Ecuador too, have been relatively consistent in front of goal scoring seven times in their last three games and finding the back of the net in six out of their last seven matches.

Furthermore, this tends to be a fixture which sees goals at both ends, with nine out of the last 10 meetings between Mexico and Ecuador seeing both teams score making this an extremely solid selection.

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Both teams to score at 8/11 (1.72) 3.0pt stake with Paddy Power

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid

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