Mexico v Sweden is likely to be the crunch game in Group F and is the last game in the group stages for both countries. Most people expect Germany to cruise through the group, but that second spot is well and truly up for grabs.
Mexico have a very decent team and are second favourites to go through in the group. The Latin Americans are usually good tournament performers and we expect them to join Germany in the knockout stages.
Still, Sweden surprised everyone with their fantastic play-off win over four-time World Cup winners Italy. They also didn’t concede against Italy over 180 minutes, which shows their defensive capabilities. This result will no doubt give them confidence in the World Cup, but their team does lack that bit of top quality which is needed.
World Cup Group F
Sweden begin their campaign against South Korea, a game which they should win. Sweden then face holders and joint favourites, Germany. We think Germany will win comfortably in this match. If Sweden get anything from this game, it will be a great result.
As for Mexico, they begin against Germany. We expect Germany to make a statement and win this match convincingly. Mexico then face South Korea. Anything other than three points in this match would be a huge disappointment for Mexico.
It is feasible that both teams will be on the same number of points when they face each other, which really makes this game a decider for the knockout stages.
Mexico V Sweden World Cup History
Mexico have faced Sweden once before in the World Cup. This was way back in 1958, a World Cup which Sweden hosted and finished as runners-up. The game ended in a 3-0 victory for Sweden.
Mexico V Sweden World Cup 2018
The match takes place on the 27th June in Yekaterinburg at the same time as Germany v South Korea. We think Mexico will win the match by a goal or two, with their attacking prowess showing through in the end.
However, if Sweden replicate the resolute defending they showed against Italy and show some craft going forward, they could feasibly get something from the game, and maybe even sneak a victory.
The odds floating around the betting markets show that the bookies think the game will be a fairly tight one. You can get odds on a Mexico victory at 17/10 at Betfair and 7/5 at Betway. As for a Sweden victory, the best odds we could find were 15/8. So really, not too much in it at all.
A bet on a draw could be a good option for those looking for some value. Betfair are currently offering good odds of 2/1 on a draw. A draw is definitely a possible result in this match. If you are looking for some good possible winnings, this is certainly a bet worth considering.
Mexico v Sweden could be a very tense and exciting match. It is likely to be the group decider, which will surely bring that extra dimension of drama. This game looks set to be the crunch one in Group F.