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Mexico vs Russia: Predictions, Preview, H2H, Lineup + Betting Tips – 24/06/2017

Mexico vs Russia
League: FIFA Confederations Cup Group stage
Date: Thursday, 24th June 2017
Time: Kick off at 16:00
Venue: Kazan Arena, Kazan

Team News:

Mexico :

Although Mexico managed to win its second group match, it did not make it easier. Against weak brother, New Zealand, coach coach Juan Osorio thought he could afford to get a good deal in the basic setup. At least eight positions, the player changed his startelf, compared to the first duel on this Confed Cup. In the first half, Mexico seemed untrue and at last, the team even got behind. Thanks to a strong second half, the tide could still be reversed (2-1), giving the Middle Americans good papers to reach the last four.

Coach Osorio was released with fear and will probably return to his permanent forces in the last group match against the Russians. However, Hector Moreno and Carlos Salcedo can not get into action by injuries. The injury of the latter is so heavy that he can not take this tournament anymore for El Tri. He has therefore left the Mexican camp and can focus on his recovery with his brother Eintracht Frankfurt.

Mexico’s experiment with a back three didn’t work against New Zealand as they finished the first half 1-0 down. They reverted back to a normal back four for the second half and came from behind to win 2-1. They will start here the way they finished against the Kiwis.

Carlos Salcedo picked up an injury in the first half and isn’t expected to feature here. Néstor Araújo may have to deputise.

Javier Hernandez and Carlos Vela will both be pushing for recalls after they were unused substitutes against New Zealand to the surprise of many.

 

Russia:

Russia also had trouble in its second group match, although it was more in line with expectations than Mexico’s struggle with New Zealand. Russia had little to say to the strong Portugal. Soon Ronaldo put Russia back in Moscow, and it was up to closing post Igor Akinfeev to keep the score bearable. Especially for rest, Russia was very moderate. After tea, it became a little better, but the host had too little to make the European champion really difficult. The 0-1 defeat was therefore the logic itself.

Russia is now on three points, one less than Mexico. If you want to see it optimistically, the team is still in possession of the semi-finals. But although Mexico has a less strong team than Portugal, Russia is the underdog in the final game of this group stage. For which players Stanislav Cherchesov will choose is still unclear. “I put my team together on the basis of the opponent, but I also take into account the fitness of my own players,” said the final manager for the Russian national team.

Russia will play their usual XI as a win here would book them a place in the semi-finals.

Probable Lineup:

Mexico

Goalkeeper: Guillermo Ochoa

Defence: Hector Moreno
Defence: Diego Reyes
Defence: Carlos Salcedo
Defence: Miguel Layun

Midfield: Andres Guardado
Midfield: Hector Herrera
Midfield: Jonathan dos Santos

Forward: Javier Hernandez
Forward: Carlos Vela
Forward: Raul Jimenez

Russia:

Goalkeeper: Igor Akinfeev

Defence: Georgiy Dzhikiya
Defence: Aleksandr Samedov
Defence: Yuri Zhirkov
Defence: Fedor Kudryashov
Defence: Viktor Vasin

Midfield: Denis Glushakov
Midfield: Aleksandr Golovin
Midfield: Aleksandr Yerokhin

Forward: Fedor Smolov
Forward: Dmitry Poloz

Mexico vs Russia Head to Head [H2H]:

 

Facts:

Mexico currently top Group A but a defeat against Russia and a Portugal win over New Zealand would eliminate them from the competition. There is everything to play for in this match.

As host nation, Russia will be under pressure to get a result here and make the semi-finals. However, they have only won four of their last 17 matches, which doesn’t bode well for their chances.

Our Prediction:

MEXICO TO WIN.