Mexico v Cameroon Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting

10th June 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
Mexico v Cameroon

Mexico v Cameroon Betting Preview – World Cup 2014

Friday’s action at Brazil 2014 starts here, the second match in Group A. Both of these will be eying this up as a winnable match, that’s the attitude they’ll need because there will be tough matches against Brazil and Croatia still to come. There are massive points on offer here to get themselves in the qualification picture.

Mexico v Cameroon Betting Odds

Mexico 5/4, draw 2/1, Cameroon 5/2

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Mexico v Cameroon Betting Tips

Mexico didn’t have the greatest warm up ahead of the World Cup. Bookmakers have been flip flopping between them and Croatia for second favourites in Group A. But just when things looked to be on the up for El Tri, things came crashing down with defeats against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Portugal in their final two warm up matches. So now they have to pick up the pieces again and it has put pressure on them for this opener against Cameroon, who have been outright favourites to finish bottom of the group. So how much will their confidence have been dented by those losses, which stunted their momentum? Before that, Mexico had scored three goals in both of their wins over Israel and Ecuador. But is is a good picture of Mexico, who struggled to nail down consistency throughout qualifying for the World Cup.

They have been putting in a lot of work in the build up to the World Cup, having played seven matches this year, with a W3 D2 L2 record. Mexico aren’t a particularly high scoring side and the fact that they failed to find the back of the net in their last two games will be a worry for their supporters. It could be a lack of firepower that hinders their progress here, as they eye up their sixth consecutive success in qualifying from the group stage at a World Cup. Oribe Peralta and Javier Hernandez (who have scored one international goal between them this year) are their strongest options in the anytime goalscorer market at 6/5 and 2/1 respectively. Midfielder Marco Fabian netted in back to back games recently against Israel and Ecuador during victories for Mexico, so could be worth a look instead.

Cameroon have been running as one of the rank outsiders in World Cup betting, and bookmakers haven’t given them much of a chance to get out of the group stage. That could change with maximum points here. They aren’t a young side, and they probably are going to struggle when it comes to the tougher games. But a recent 2-2 draw against Germany will have given them hope, and they followed that up with a win over Moldova before heading to Brazil. Like Mexico, there’s not a lot on offer up top for the Indomitable Lions. Veteran Samuel Eto’o still leads the line and is 5/2 in the anytime goalscorer market for them. Cameroon have posted a W2 D1 L2 record since the beginning of the year, those losses coming against Portugal and Paraguay. This is their most winnable match, to get themselves in in the qualification mix.

Mexico v Cameroon Head To Head
Very little history to look at, as there has been just the one previous meeting. That was a friendly back in 1993, in which Mexico took a 1-0 win.

Prediction
Tough to call this one, with Mexico’s recent form. Would simply look for it to be a low scoring affair, as both are found wanting in the forward departement. Mexico should win, but there is a sniff of an upset here, so you’re probably better off backing them in a Draw No Bet at 4/7

Form (all competitions)
Mexico DDWWLL, Cameroon WLWLDW

 




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