Mexico v Portugal International Friendly Predictions & Betting Odds 6th June 2014
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Both of these two will be looking to rediscover their winning touches after disappointing results last time out in their respective World Cup warm ups. Both have tricky tasks ahead at Brazil 2014 to make the knockout stages and will look to pick up their form here.
Mexico v Portugal Betting Odds at online bookmaker Skybet
Portugal 5/4, Mexico 2/1, Draw 21/10
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Mexico v Portugal Betting Tips:
The wheels came off a decent bit of form from El Tri, when they lost against Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0 on June 3rd. That snapped a five match unbeaten streak this season. It could be quite telling for anyone considering the Mexicans to qualify from Group A at the World Cup, being in a group with Brazil, Croatia and Cameroon. It is not going to be straightforward for them it would seem. There is an unconvincing unpredictability about Mexico and that was what plagued them through their qualification campaign when they had to go through a play off to make it to Brazil 2014.
Mexico had fired in three goals in both of their games prior to facing Bosnia, taking wins against Israel and Ecuador. There was also a convincing win over South Korea this year along with draws against Nigeria and the United States. But there are defensive issues there for El Tri and they should get a good test against Portugal. The two sides have met just twice before, with a draw back in 1969, and then Portugal taking a 2-1 win in the Group Stage of the 2006 World Cup. This is a game which may go under 2.5 goals again for Mexico, who will be trying to prove themselves in not suffering a defeat.
Portugal could only manage a 0-0 draw against Greece at the end of May, and they are now fretting over the fitness of Cristiano Ronaldo. It’ll mean that he’ll likely not be in action on this one, so probably worth skipping over him in the anytime goalscorer market for someone like Helder Postiga at 6/4 with SkyBet. Portugal are unbeaten in their last six matches (W4 D2) so they don’t look likely to lose this one, but Ronaldo is responsible for most of their goals, so his absence will affect them. Portugal will do battle with Germany in their opening World Cup match, before going on to face Ghana and the USA.
This could be a bit of a low key affair. Portugal don’t look like losing this one, while Mexico will be seriously keen to avoid back to back defeats in the World Cup warm up. Would look for this one to go under 2.5 goals.
Form (all competitions)
Mexico LDDWWL, Portugal DWWWWD