Portugal – Mexico Prediction & Preview and Betting Tips (18.06.2017)


Prediction for Portugal – Mexico

Portugal to win @ 2.10

Portugal and Mexico measure their strength at the Kazan Arena in Kazan in a match for Group A of the Confederations Cup. The history of direct clashes between these two teams favors the selection of Portugal: in the two games played to date, including a friendly, the Portuguese won two victories. It is important to note that Mexico already won this competition for 1 time: in the year 1999


The Portuguese team gained access to this competition after having won the Euro 2016, winning in the final over France, 0-1. To remember that the Portuguese added a victory in the last game against Latvia, by 0-3: the goals were scored by Cristiano Ronaldo (2) and André Silva.
Watching the last 10 matches played, it is possible to note that the Lusos scored an average of 3.3 goals and suffered 0.6 goals per game, that is, this selection presents enormous competition in the offensive and defensive sectors. Note that the best period of Portugal is between 61 ‘and 90’ in the game, which scored 16 goals and suffered only 3.
In this match against Mexico the coach Fernando Santos must keep the team in a 4-4-2, privileging the possession of the ball and the attacks paused. However, at some points in the game, you should focus on the low block and counterattacks. Cristiano Ronaldo, the most valuable player of this competition, is the protagonist with the highest quality to solve a match in favor of his team. Everything indicates that the Portuguese coach must put in the field his best players.


The Mexico team arrives in this match after a 1-1 draw against the USA, totaling the third consecutive game without proving the taste of defeat: the only goal of the team was scored by Vela. Note that the Mexicans are very well positioned to reach a place in the next World Championship in 2018.
In the last 10 matches played, in several competitions, Mexico averaged 1.5 goals and suffered 0.5 goals per game, presenting huge competition in both sectors. Note that Mexicans have a period of great concentration, between 16 ‘and 30’, when they scored 5 goals and did not suffer any.
Usually the trainer Juan Carlos Osorio plays with four players in the defense, three midfielders and three forwards, being Chicharito the reference more offensive of Mexico. Note that in some moments of the game the Mexicans must have the initiative of the meeting, fruit of the technical quality of their players. For this game the coach must play with a less usual template.

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