Brazil v Mexico Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting
Brazil v Mexico Betting Preview – World Cup 2014
Heavy favouritism for the Brazilians here as they open the second round of group matches against Mexico. Both sides won their openers so will be looking to consolidate their early successes. However, the Mexicans are trading as heavy, heavy underdogs for this one and the stats certainly all point to a success coming from the Brazilians in this one. Will Neymar fire them forward to a comfortable lead at the top of Group A?
Brazil booked a comfortable 3-1 win over Croatia in their opening World Cup match, but they did have to come from behind in it. They did get a little help from the referee, it has to be said. They look head and shoulders above the rest of the group though, it has to be said, and Neymar is up as 8/11 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market. He has netted six goals in his last four games and his international record is phenomenal, having scored 33 goals in 50 appearances for the Selecao. This will be the fourth meeting between Brazil and Mexico at the World Cup, and it is the Brazilians who have won the previous three encounters, scoring 11 and conceding none across them.
The last time that they did meet up was last year, and that was competitively in the 2013 Confederations Cup. Neymar was on the scoresheet there as they cruised to a 2-0 win over the Mexicans. That was at the Estadio Castelao, where this match is being played. They have only lost one home match in Brazil against the Mexicans too, that being a 2-1 loss all the way back in 1968. Their stats in the group stage of the World Cup stack up since 1970, as they have only lost one of their 34 matches in the first round of the competition since then. The Brazilians have won 27 of those matches. With current form reading ten wins on the bounce now for Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men, and clean sheets in three of their last four, then you can see the favouritism. Brazil are running at 21/20 to win to nil.
Mexico have won two of the last five meetings between the two nations, so haven’t been heavily outweighed by Brazil. Their last victory was a friendly triumph in 2012, but then Brazil bounced back to take that Confederations Cup win. Their best shot up front is Oribe Peralta, who is fine form in front of goal. He has scored nine in his last seven appearances for Mexico and is the sharpest option in a wasteful looking Mexican attack. Peralto is 7/2 in the anytime goalscorer market. As well as looking wasteful up top, they gave up far too many chances against an average Cameroon side to suggest that they are going to keep a clean sheet here. Mexico have won just one of their eleven matches at the World Cup against South American sides too.
Brazil v Mexico Odds
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Brazil v Mexico Betting Tips
Brazil to win to nil is a solid option at 21/10 with three clean sheets in their last four
Neymar is a sound 8/11 option in the anytime goalscorer market
Brazil/Brazil Half Time/Full Time looks value at a 4/5