Mexico and Sweden match up in Group F on Wednesday 27th June, with both teams knowing they need
Where and when: Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg – 27 June, kick-off 15:00
Where you can see Mexico vs. Sweden: William Hill, BBC
Last time: This will be the 10th meeting between these two sides, with Sweden winning four compared to Mexico’s two. The last clash was a friendly in January 2009, when the Scandinavian side edged their way to a 1-0 win.
|Match result: draw||11/5||Offer|
|Javier Hernandez anytime scorer||9/5||Offer|
|Over 2.5 goals||13/10||Offer|
Mexico vs. Sweden Predictions and Preview
Group F is tantalisingly poised going into the final round of action with Mexico leading the way on four points with Germany and Sweden both tied on three points. South Korea, on 0 points, have been eliminated.
A win or a draw would guarantee Mexico progress to the last 16 while a defeat would still see them progress should Germany fail to beat South Korea.
For Sweden, a win would ensure they progress to the last 16 but a draw or defeat would not be enough should the reining world champions win their match, which is played simultaneously.
The Swedes were left heartbroken after Die Mannschaft defeated them in the last minute thanks to Toni Kroos’s free-kick, while Mexico enter the game having beaten both the Germans and South Korea by a single goal.
The Mexicans are favourites to win this game at odds of 13/9, with a Sweden victory available at 23/10 and the draw priced at 11/5.
Under 2.5 goals is available at 3/4 while over 2.5 goals is priced at 13/10.
A ‘double chance’ on Mexico to battle their way to either a draw or a win – which would ensure their qualification – is available at 4/11 while the a Sweden/draw outcome is at 3/5.
If you fancy Mexico to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 16/5.
One to watch for Mexico: West Ham United striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez netted his 50th international goal in the win over South Korea on Saturday, he is priced at 9/5 to score anytime here.
One to watch for Sweden: Marcus Berg has netted 18 goals for Sweden and whilst he cannot replace the void left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he is his nation’s main goal threat. He is available at 14/5 to find the net at any point here.
Long shot: Mexico need just a draw to progress and may employ cagey tactics to ensure a positive result while Sweden’s strength lies in defence. A scoreless draw in this game is available at odds of 15/2.