Mexico v Sweden Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Clive Brunskill
El Tri only need a point to win Group F but our tipster fancies an open affair when Janne Andersson's men meet Juan Carlos Osorio's in-form side

Mexico’s match against Sweden on Wednesday afternoon promises to be a fascinating fixture.

El Tri continued their superb start to the competition with a hard-fought 2-1 win against South Korea, meaning Juan Carlos Osorio’s outfit will secure top spot in Group F with a point against the Swedes.

Latest odds

SportPesa make in-form El Tri their 29/20 (2.45) favourites to chalk up a third successive World Cup win when they line up against Janne Andersson’s men.

Sweden were beaten by Toni Kroos’ stunning strike deep into stoppage time against Germany last time out and SportPesa go 21/10 (3.10) that they bounce back in style by beating El Tri.

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A draw, which would be enough to see both sides into the last 16 if Germany lose against South Korea, is offered at 9/4 (3.25).

Team news

Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez and Hirving Lozano have all scored in Russia this summer and that attacking triumvirate could hold the key for El Tri again on Wednesday.

Andersson could stick with the same starting line-up that ran Germany so close, with Marcus Berg and Ola Toivonen – who opened the scoring against Joachim Low’s men – expected to spearhead the Swedish attack.

Defensive discipline?

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Mexico have kept a clean sheet in eight of their last 10 victories, while Sweden have scored just two goals in their last five matches; El Tri can be backed at 27/10 (3.70) to win to nil.

Before being beaten by Germany, Sweden had managed three successive clean sheets and Andersson’s men can be backed at 43/20 (3.15) to shut out Osorio’s side.

Prediction

These two teams, however, have shown that they possess a live attacking threat, particularly on the counter attack.

With both sides looking for a positive result, SportPesa’s 20/21 (1.95) quote for goals at both ends could represent good value for punters.

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