Mexico vs Sweden: Preview and Betting tips - Russia 2018 World Cup

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Mexico vs Sweden
3:00pm June 27th, 2018
Ekaterinburg Arena


This game is going to be frenetic, Mexico aren’t totally safe yet, if Germany wins by fine margins and they lose even by one goal, they could be in serious trouble, hence the need for them to not attempt to take their feet off the pedal yet, you don’t beat Germany and then fail to qualify, it’s not just unacceptable but it would ruin the script of a beautiful campaign.

Sweden beat South Korea in their group opener by one Andreas Granqvist spot-kick midway into the second half, a result that put them in good stead to qualify.

A few days later they played Germany and took the lead in the first half only to be pegged back at the start of second half, a point would have been heroic for them until Toni Kroos happened, the late free kick didn’t only shatter the Swedes on the pitch, but it broke the hearts of an entire nation even from distance.

The loss means they have to win here by a very strong margin to stand a chance of qualifying.

Man for man, give it to the Mexicans, the late goal they conceded to South Korea means they have to take this fixture seriously, they would be looking at whatever happens in group E as avoiding Brazil would also be on their cards, but for a team like Sweden, they won’t care, qualifying is key.

Verdict: Mexico to win or draw

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