Mexico vs. Sweden Prediction
The winner of today's match between Mexico and Sweden will punch its ticket to the knockout stage of the World Cup. Will Mexico rise to the occasion and get another big Group F victory?
97824 Sweden vs. 97825 Mexico
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Ekaterinburg Arena at 10AM ET
Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, Mexico is a +135 favorite on the moneyline. Swden is a +215 underdog, while a draw bet is set at +225. The total sits at 2.5 points.
Mexico in good spot
A win or a draw today against Sweden will ensure Mexico a spot in the round of 16. The only way Mexico doesn't advance is if it loses by two or more goals while Germany also wins against South Korea. Mexico is coming off a 2-1 victory over South Korea for its second straight win. Carlos Vela gave the Mexicans a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute on a penalty kick, while an insurance goal was added by Javier Hernandez in the 66th minute. South Korea got on the board in extra time, but it was too little too late. Mexico held 58 percent of the possession and fired 13 shots (five on goal), which giving up 17 shots (six on goal) to the opposition.
Sweden done in by miracle goal
It was nearly a draw for Sweden against powerful Germany last week, but a goal by the Germans in the 95th minute turned it into a stunning 2-1 defeat. A goal by Ola Toivonen gave Sweden a 1-0 advantage in the 32nd minute, while Germany tied it up at 1-1 in the 48th minute. It remained that way until the thrilling finish. Sweden only managed 29 percent of the possession, recording eight shots (six on goal). Germany had 16 shots (five on goal). Sweden will advance to the knockout stage with a win or a draw coupled with a Germany defeat.
Mexico has found its way to two wins, but against a highly motivated Sweden squad today I think the going will be tough. Sweden is frustrated after letting the last match slip away and should have a focused effort as it knows it will qualify with a win. I think the two teams cancel each other out here and manufacture a draw.
WORLD CUP DAILY PREDICTION: MEXICO/SWEDEN DRAW +225