Mexico-Sweden World cup 2018
Mexico has emerged as the surprise package at the World Cup and optimism now abounds among El Tri fans. Victory over defending champion Germany in its first game rocked the footballing world, but Mexico was good value for the win. It played with fearlessness, pace, dynamism, flair and diligence, and it was rewarded with three vital points. It followed that up with another fine victory over South Korea on Saturday and it now has a great chance of topping Group F after Mexico-Sweden World cup 2018.
Have done it before
Juan Carlos Osorio’s men have already qualified for the last 16 of the competition for the seventh time in a row. That is a fantastic achievement, but now it is time to go one better. Mexico has lost its round of 16 game at the last six World Cups, and the entire nation is desperate to break that trend. Finishing top of Group F could be crucial. It leads Germany by three points, and a draw against Sweden in its final group game would be good enough to guarantee first place.
Switzerland or Brazil?
Winning the group should mean it faces Switzerland rather than tournament favorite Brazil in the last 16, so there is a great deal at stake. Yet there is every reason to think Mexico will rise to the challenge. It is the +140 favorite with Bet365 to secure victory against Sweden on Wednesday. The Swedes Janne Andersson’s men will be demoralized after conceding in the 95th minute to lose to Germany last time out. Mexico can capitalize on that dejection by knocking Sweden out of the tournament. Bethard is offering odds of -145 on Mexico draw no bet in Mexico-Sweden World Cup 2018, and that looks like a great option.
Mexico has remained solid defensively, while an attack featuring Javier Hernandez, Hirving Lozano and Carlos Vela is firing on all cylinders. That trio could lead El Tri deep into this tournament, and exciting times lie ahead.