Mexico 17/20 to beat Croatia in Wednesdays international friendly
Competition: International Friendly
Market: Mexico to beat Croatia
Odds: 17/20 @ Bet365
As the domestic leagues come to another abrupt end, players and managers will now be turning their attention to this summers World Cup finals in Russia. After topping their group in qualifying, Mexico will welcome Croatia to Estadio Azteca on Wednesday night.
For the hosts, Mexico will travel to Russia this summer filled with confidence after an impressive run of form during their qualifying campaign. In their 10 matches, Mexico won six, drew three and lost just the once, scoring 16 and conceding five, Mexico finished top of the group with both the best attacking and defensive record. For the finals, Mexico have been placed in Group F with defending champions Germany, South Korea and Sweden, Mexico will fancy their chances of clinching that lucrative second spot. As for the form entering the tournament, Mexico have won their last three consecutive games without conceding a goal in return and they also hold an impressive 3-3 draw with Belgium.
As for the visitors on Wednesday, Croatia are also putting together the finishing touches before they head over to Russia this summer. Finishing second in Group I, two points adrift of Iceland, Croatia recorded six wins, two draws and two defeats, scoring 15 and conceding just four, Croatia finished Group I with the joint second-best defensive record of any qualifying group. After breezing past Greece over two-legs to book their spot in the finals, Croatia will be looking to improve on their form before the tournament. Croatia will travel to Mexico coming off the back of a 2-0 defeat to Peru.
Bet: Mexico to beat Croatia in Wednesdays international friendly 17/20 @ Bet365>>