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

12:05 SAST 2018/05/28
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With the Dragons missing their most experienced and decisive players, Al Hain-Cole expects Osorio's more accomplished side to ease to victory

Mexico will get their World Cup preparations underway when they take on Wales in California in Tuesday’s international friendly clash.

El Tricolor have reached the last 16 in each of their last six successive World Cup appearances, and will be hoping for more success in Russia next month.

Having run out 2-0 winners in the previous friendly encounter with this opposition back in 2012, they are available at 8/15 (1.53) with dabblebet to record a morale-boosting victory once again.

Ryan Giggs oversaw a victory over China and a defeat against Uruguay in the China Cup, and can be backed at 11/2 (6.50) to mastermind another win in his third game in charge, or 13/5 (3.60) to be held to a first draw.

Team News

Juan Carlos Osorio will be casting his eye over his 28-man preliminary squad as he looks to narrow it down to 23, with 39-year-old Rafa Marquez hoping to become just the fourth player to appear in five World Cup tournaments.

Gareth Bale is not in the squad due to his heroic involvement in the Champions League final, while Hal Robson-Kanu, Joe Allen, James Chester and Neil Taylor are also absent from a youthful Wales squad.

Solid Mexico

With so many big names missing, Giggs has called up four uncapped debutants in an inexperienced squad that features 13 players with under five international appearances each.

In contrast, their World Cup-bound opponents boast four players who have over 100 caps, while the squad average is over 50 caps per person.

This superior knowhow is bound to tell, with an experienced defence that has conceded just once in four games likely to keep at bay a frontline missing its star player in Bale.

Predictions

With the Dragons having failed to score in three of their last five games, odds of 11/10 (2.10) offer solid value on Mexico winning to nil for their fourth match in five.

Mexico to win to nil at 11/10 (2.10) for a 2pt stake with dabblebet