Germany vs Mexico
The Germans have finally reached Moscow! Now, it’s time for them to take the initiative and conquer Russia!
The defending champions and one of the biggest favourites to lift the World Cup trophy will be squaring off with North America’s best football team. Germany vs Mexico is slated to be one of the biggest matches among the Day 1 games of the World Cup.
There are plenty of Germany vs Mexico news floating around, and us has collated them to help you make the perfect choice in this seemingly hard-to-predict match. This preview will bring up important points to help you make an informed decision on which team should get your support and bets.
Will El Tri make a stunning upset against the World Cup champions? Or will the Nationalelf start their campaign with a comfortable victory?
Germany are still heavy favourites to take home the trophy for two consecutive World Cups, but it has been discussed that they are no longer the clear-cut preference of the us tips team to win in Russia. They’ve had an abysmal preparation to this year’s competition, not winning a single game ever since qualifying for Russia, save for their 2-1 win against Saudi Arabia.
The most shocking fixture in my eyes has to be the 2-1 defeat they suffered against Austria, a nation that isn’t even going to participate in the coming tournament. Joachim Low’s men look so underprepared that former Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger went to The Guardian and expressed his concerns about Germany’s preparedness for their World Cup defence.
However, it cannot be denied that Low has brought a lot of impressive players to don the German shirt. Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos and Arsenal star man Mesut Ozil are at the core of an impressive midfielding core that can poke the holes of any defensive setup. Timo Werner has impressed at the Bundesliga and will likely make a big splash in the tournament.
Meanwhile, Mexico are zeroing in to make this World Cup count. It has just been confirmed that they will be hosting the 2026 World Cup alongside the United States and Canada, and winning against insanely tough competition is the best way that they can celebrate the achievement.
Chicharito is the brightest name among El Tri, but many of the players in the roster have blinding speedsters that can catch offside traps off guard and make a shocking upset to pre-World Cup predictions.
The X-Factor in this match is definitely winger Hirving Lozano. His lightning pace has brought 17 goals for PSV in the Eredivisie and could pose a lot of problems to the German defence if they don’t sort out the problems Austria exposed during their friendlies.
These two nations have had plenty of history to go back to. The two nations first met in a 1968 friendly when Deutschland was still divided into two. Then-West Germany failed to score a single goal against Mexico then dominated them 5-0 three years later. Die Mannschaft have since then dominated Mexico for most of their meetings. The only blemish in their record was their City Tournament loss in 1985 where Luis Flores and Manuel Negrete Arias scored to give Mexico the 2-0 win.
Mexico not only have to battle their poor international record against Germany, they also have to beat their own demons. Mexican supporters have dubbed their national team’s inability to make it to the quarter-final of the tournament as “the Curse of the Fifth Game”.
While Mexico captain Rafa Marquez will tell you that the curse isn’t real, he is adamant that now is the time for Mexico to make history.
“[I dream] about making history with the national team,” Marquez, who is hanging up his boots after Mexico’s exit in the World Cup, told ESPN. “It’s been a thorn in the side that in four opportunities we’ve not been able to achieve it.
“This is the moment, it’s today, it’s the present. We can’t wait four more years to make history.”
What are the Odds?
A quick look at the Germany-Mexico betting tips reveals that bookies still look at Germany to dominate against the Mexicans and set up a strong run to the top of Group F.
In the Asian Handicap market, Germany get 2.12 odds for a -1.25 handicap. However, if you believe in Mexico’s ability to pull off a draw or an even more incredible upset, a +0.75 boost offers 2.44 as a reward.
Both of these teams have prolific attackers that can provide fans at the Stadion Luzhniki superb attacking football. I would not rule a high-scoring game to happen here, and over 2.75 goals promise 1.98.
There is a high possibility that this game could end 2-1 in Germany’s favour, and betting on this score is at 7.20. A 1-1 draw is at 8.00, while an improbably 0-1 Mexico win is at an eye-popping 18.00.
Disclaimer: Odds are correct at time of publish.
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