Mexico vs Russia Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 16:00 Hrs

Venue: Kazan Arena

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Mexico vs Russia Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Mexico will be looking to top their FIFA Confederations Group A when they face Russia at the Kazan’ Arena on Saturday afternoon in their final group fixture. Mexico fought back from one goal down to secure a 2-1 victory over New Zealand thanks to goals from Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta. On the contrary, Russia succumbed to a narrow 0-1 loss at the hands of Portugal on Wednesday, with the tournament hosts conceding the goal in the first eight minutes of the game. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Both sides are in dire need of three points here as the winner will qualify for the knockout stages of the competition. I’m not expecting a high-scoring affair, as Russia have played very defensively throughout this tournament. I think that Mexico will grab all three points here, but I’m fancying a low-scoring match.

Mexico to win at 11/8

Under 2.5 goals at 4/5

 

Mexico have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Mexico are undefeated in all of their last 1 games against Russia

Russia saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Russia have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 1 games against Mexico

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Mexico Form Guide

Mexico Team Logo

Mexico

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
L A

11-10-2017

World Cup Qualification CONCACAF Final Stage

Honduras Team Logo Honduras

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

10-11-2017

Friendlies

Belgium Team Logo Belgium

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

13-11-2017

Friendlies

Poland Team Logo Poland

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

01-02-2018

Friendlies

Bosnia and Herzegovina Team Logo Bosnia and Herzegovina

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

24-03-2018

Friendlies

Iceland Team Logo Iceland

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

28-03-2018

Friendlies

Croatia Team Logo Croatia

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

29-05-2018

Friendlies

Wales Team Logo Wales

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-06-2018

Friendlies

Scotland Team Logo Scotland

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

09-06-2018

Friendlies

Denmark Team Logo Denmark

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-06-2018

World Cup Grp. F

Germany Team Logo Germany

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Russia Form Guide

Russia Team Logo

Russia

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
W H

07-10-2017

Friendlies

South Korea Team Logo South Korea

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

10-10-2017

Friendlies

Iran Team Logo Iran

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

11-11-2017

Friendlies

Argentina Team Logo Argentina

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

14-11-2017

Friendlies

Spain Team Logo Spain

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

23-03-2018

Friendlies

Brazil Team Logo Brazil

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

27-03-2018

Friendlies

France Team Logo France

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

30-05-2018

Friendlies

Austria Team Logo Austria

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

05-06-2018

Friendlies

Turkey Team Logo Turkey

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-06-2018

World Cup Grp. A

Saudi Arabia Team Logo Saudi Arabia

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

19-06-2018

World Cup Grp. A

Egypt Team Logo Egypt

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Mexico Preview

Mexico kicked off their 2017 FIFA Confederations adventure in a strong manner, registering a hard-fought 2-2 draw against the Euro 2016 winners Portugal. They followed this up with a narrow 2-1 victory over New Zealand on Wednesday, although it must be said that coach Juan Carlos Osorio used a weaker team against the All Whites. New Zealand had the lead at halftime, but two goals from Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta gave Mexico the first victory of the group A. This puts Mexico on top of the Group A table tied on four points with the 2nd-placed Portugal, but with a superior goal difference. Mexico have been scoring goals for fun over the past three weeks as they managed to find the back of the net at least twice in four of their last five games across all competitions. Mexico’s goals at this tournament so far have all been scored by different players in the shape of Chicharito, Raul Jimenez, Hector Moreno and Oribe Peralta. Mexico need at least one point here in order to qualify further in the competition, while they will win the group with a victory. Mexico can count on their form ahead of this clash as they have only lost once in their last 15 games across all competitions.

Mexico Team News

Coach Juan Carlos Osorio rested some key players for the clash against New Zealand, which means that Chicharito, Guardado or Lozano should be in the starting lineup here.

Russia Preview

Meanwhile, Russia’s four-game unbeaten streak across all competitions ended on Wednesday as they were beaten 0-1 by the European Champions, Portugal. They managed a comfortable 2-0 win over New Zealand in the group opener but weren’t able to secure a positive result against Portugal after conceding the goal in the 8th minute of the game. This leaves the tournament hosts in a perilous situation as they sit only in third in the standings with one point behind the joint leaders Mexico and Portugal. However, a victory here should be enough for them to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition. Their Saturday’s opponents are the group’s topscorers, but Russia played very defensively throughout this tournament, having conceded just once in two group fixtures. They also looked good going forward over the past three months, scoring at least two goals in three of their last five games across all competitions. However, they have only scored once throughout this tournament, as their first goal against New Zealand was actually an own-goal. These two sides have never met before, but the Russians managed to hold to a draw another South American side in the shape of Chile three weeks ago.

Russia Team News

Russia have failed to deliver a single shot on target against Portugal last time out, and I’m expecting some changes especially in midfield. Shishkin will probably be replaced by Erokhin, while Poloz should take Kombarov’s place on the right.

Mexico Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Russia Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Mexico vs Russia Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Guillermo Ochoa 185 76
5 LB Diego Reyes 190 77
2 CD Nestor Araujo 188 85
15 CD Hector Moreno 182 82
7 RB Miguel Layun 180 72
6 CM Jonathan dos Santos 173 69
16 CM Hector Herrera 180 79
18 CM Andres Guardado 167 63
14 CF Javier Hernandez 175 71
11 RF Carlos Vela 178 78
22 LF Hirving Lozano 176 66
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Igor Akinfeev 185 83
5 CD Viktor Vasin 192 78
6 CD Georgiy Dzhikiya 183 73
19 LB Aleksandr Samedov 178 74
18 RB Yuri Zhirkov 180 76
13 CD Fedor Kudryashov 187 78
21 CM Aleksandr Yerokhin 191 79
8 CM Denis Glushakov 182 80
17 CM Aleksandr Golovin 178 70
11 CF Aleksandr Bukharov 191 83
9 CF Fedor Smolov 185 79