Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium
TV: BBC One
Germany love tournament football and look well equipped to defend the title they won at Brazil 2014, starting with a Group E opener against Mexico.
Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller heads the list of champions back for more glory, having netted 10 times in the last two renewals of this competition.
El Tri are consistent in World Cups, reaching the last 16 in their last six appearances, and have an experienced side.
Even so, Die Mannschaft are rated a class apart and appeal at 5/4 to lead at half-time and full-time in our Germany vs Mexico betting tips.
A Look At Germany’s Betting Odds
Joachim Low’s team have not rested on their laurels since Mario Gotze’s extra-time winner saw off Argentina in the final four years ago.
They won all 10 qualifiers, scoring 43 goals and conceding just four, and were victorious in last year’s Confederations Cup in Russia with a youthful squad.
Mexico were hammered 4-1 in the semi-finals of that competition, with Timo Werner one of the scorers in Sochi.
The RB Leipzig front man also netted in a recent 2-1 warm-up win over Saudi Arabia and looks a player to follow over the next month.
A Look At Mexico’s Betting Odds
Die Mannschaft haven’t been totally convincing in friendlies, previously losing to Brazil and Austria, so Mexico may fancy their chances of an upset.
El Tri also breezed through qualifying, finishing five points clear of Costa Rica, but have had some mixed results of their own in recent friendlies.
They shared the spoils with Belgium and have enjoyed wins over Poland, Bosnia, Iceland and Scotland, but have lost to Croatia and Denmark, as well as only drawing with Wales.
We feel there are goals in this team, with veteran forwards Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela, Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta joined by the fresh legs of PSV prospect Hirving Lozano.
However, an ageing rearguard could wilt under pressure, so let’s finish off our Germany vs Mexico betting predictions with 5/2 for the holders to prevail and both teams to score.
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