Brazil v Mexico, World Cup 2018, Last 16 Preview

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Brazil take on Mexico in a last 16 clash at the Cosmos Arena on Monday and we take a look at the game from a betting angle.

At the time of writing Brazil are joint favourites to win the Cup at 4/1 with France who have already booked their spot in the quarter-finals.  Spain are priced at 9/2 and are in action on Sunday night and Belgium and England are 13/2 and 15/2 respectively. Mexico are 66/1 shots to lift the cup. Click here for outright betting

 

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Brazil were not at their fluent best in the group stages but they did enough to top Group E with two victories and a draw.  That draw came 1st up against Switzerland, followed by 2-0 wins over Costa Rica and Serbia.  All three of Brazil’s group matches delivered for under 2.5 goal backers.

Mexico finished 2nd to Sweden in Group F having won 2 and lost 1 of their matches.  They opened with a stunning 1-0 upset victory over Germany and then beat the Republic of Korea 2-1 before going down 2-0 to Sweden.

These sides last met in a friendly in 2015 with Brazil winning 2-0 and they played to a goalless draw in the group stages of the 1014 World Cup.

 

Betting

Brazil 5/10

Draw 32/10

Mexico 25/4

 

Suggested bet:  Brazil Clean Sheet, YES, at 9/10.

Brazil have an excellent defence and I think that Mexico will battle to break them down and am backing the Brazilians not to concede a goal.

 

Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change 

 

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