Kick Off: 1600, 24/06/2017
Stadium: Kazan Stadium
Mexico only need a draw against Russia to qualify for the Confederations Cup semi-finals but we’re backing El Tri to outclass the hosts and advance in style.
Russia go into this game just a point behind Mexico and Portugal in Group A, but looked a level below those teams when beaten by the Euro 2016 champions last time out.
We’re happy to take the hosts on here and 7/5 for El Tri to triumph is the first of our Mexico vs Russia betting tips.
A Look At Mexico’s Betting Odds
Mexico made hard work of beating minnows New Zealand 2-1, trailing at the break before Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta turned things around with fine second-half strikes.
However, head coach Juan Carlos Osorio put a positive slant on that result, stating: “We came out in the second half and played a faster game with our wide men.
“Hector Herrera had a big impact on the game when he came on. He created passing angles and he helped us a lot, just as he did against Portugal. I think we totally outclassed our opponents in the second half.”
Having impressed in an opening 2-2 draw with Portugal, we reckon that first period against the Kiwis was just a blip and have been quite taken by Mexico’s attacking qualities.
El Tri to win 2-0 at 21/2 stands out from the Mexico vs Russia odds.
A Look At Russia’s Betting Odds
Russia followed up a 2-0 win over New Zealand by going down 1-0 to Portugal and are flattered by the scoreline in that second game, which was a totally one-sided affair.
Stanislav Cherchesov felt his team improved as the match went on but they failed to get a shot on target and were grateful for a couple of outstanding saves from Igor Akinfeev.
Russia gave Cristiano Ronaldo far too much space and will be punished by Mexico if just as static in defence here.
We’re completing our Mexico vs Russia predictions by taking 13/10 for El Tri to score more than one goal.
MEXICO 2-1 New Zealand – Raul Jimenez, Oribe Peralta
RUSSIA 0-1 Portugal
Head to head: Russia 2-0 Mexico, Mexico 1-4 Russia
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