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Mexico World Cup 2018 Betting Odds
When is Mexico playing and what are the odds? Throughout the World Cup, cash in on best of the online sportsbooks action for every single game of Mexico’s national soccer team.
Mexico World Cup 2018 Schedule
You will find Mexico’s upcoming schedule right here. Check out their latest results and take a look at odds for upcoming fixtures. For past results, you can review lineups, match reports and statistics which will help give you the edge when deciding on your final bet.
Mexico World Cup 2018 Standings
Mexico are the second team in Group F, which also includes Germany, Sweden and Korea Republic. Below you will find their current tournament standings, updated after every matchday.
Mexico Odds To Win The World Cup
Any group containing the reigning World Champions is a tough group, and Mexico will have a hard time fighting for second-place in a pool that Germany are almost certain to top. While South Korea are not the side they were in the 2002 World Cup where they made the semi-finals, Sweden were impressive in knocking Italy out of the tournament, and Mexico will need to be on their game to progress from Group F.
Sports Interaction have listed the Mexicans as a long shot to win the tournament – you can obtain odds of +9900 if you think they have a chance. The realistic bet is whether or not they will qualify, and Sports Interaction actually believe Mexico are an outside prospect, priced at +125 to emerge from the group. If you believe they will fall behind either Sweden or South Korea (or both), -167 is available for them to be eliminated at the group stage.
We believe that they can get the job done though, and are putting our money on the experienced Mexicans to make it to the Round of 16. It is there, however, that they will likely face Group E winners Brazil, and there is no chance Mexico can upset the mighty South Americans. If you agree with this sentiment, you can get +210 for Mexico to be eliminated at the Round of 16 stage.
Whatever you choose, there’s no doubt that Mexico are a great side to follow.
Mexico Squad & Key Players
All teams must declare a 30 man squad for the World Cup by the middle of May, while the final 23 man squads don’t have to be finalised until the first week of June, just days prior to the tournament start date. We will update you when the team sheets are announced, but first let’s take a look at some of the most important players in the Mexican team and who we think will play a big part in the competition.
Javier Hernandez (Forward)
After a decent stint at Manchester United in which he scored 37 goals from 103 games, Chicharito finds himself at West Ham where he seems to be making a lot of appearances off the bench instead of starting matches. Despite his club form, he remains one of Mexico’s biggest threats at the front, and his 49 goals from 100 international caps is an indication of how important he is to the Mexican team.
Hernandez has already scored the most goals for his country. He needs just one goal to equal the Mexican record for goals at a World Cup, and will almost certainly do so in Russia.
Andres Guardado (Midfielder)
Guardado has made 142 appearances for his country and his experience could prove vital for a Mexican team desperate to break the monotony of Round of 16 exits. Predominantly a left-sided player, Guardado is a defensive-minded midfielder who is also useful at getting forward. His ability from set pieces is notable, while his 25 goals proves how useful he is in the attacking third.
The Coach – Juan Carlos Osorio
Osorio has led Mexico since 2015, after stints with various club sides including MLS sides Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls and a number of South and Central American teams. Mexico is his first national assignment, and he has started off well with a win percentage of 66.6%. The team has won 28 of 42 games and lost just six while Osorio has been at the helm.
Despite the success, his leadership has been questioned by the Mexican media due to indifferent performances in crucial fixtures. In the Copa America Centenario, Mexico were defeated 7-0 by Chile, while their match against Germany in the Confederations Cup ended in a 4-1 loss – the latter coming up against a second-string side.
Mexico World Cup 2018 Lineup
Mexico’s latest international was a friendly played against Poland on November 13th, 2017, although the lineup utilised against Belgium three days earlier appears to be the likely starting eleven to feature in Russia. The full lineup was as follows.
Starting Lineup (4-1-2-3)
Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege) – Miguel Layun (Porto), Hector Moreno (Roma), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt) – Diego Reyes (Porto) – Andres Guardado (Real Betis), Hector Herrera (Porto) – Hirving Lozano (PSV), Javier Hernandez (West Ham United), Carlos Vela (Los Angeles FC).
Reserves: Hugo Ayala, Rodolfo Cota, Giovani Dos Santos, Oribe Peralta, Jonathan Dos Santos, Javier Aquino, Raul Jiminez, Jesus Corona, Jurgen Damm, Jesus Gallardo, Cesar Montes, Edson Alvarez.
Mexico’s World Cup History
Mexico have participated in fifteen out of the twenty FIFA World Cups held to date, a feat that few teams have managed to surpass. They were one of thirteen teams to appear in the inaugural event – held in Uruguay in 1930 – however their record at the event was forgettable as they lost all three group stage matches to finish dead last overall.
In fact, Mexico has recorded one of the worst starts to the World Cup out of any nation. The losses to Argentina, France and Chile in 1930 were followed by another three at the 1950 event, this time to hosts Brazil, Yugoslavia and Switzerland. Four years later it was a pair of defeats to Brazil and France that saw Mexico eliminated, while in 1958 Mexico finally recorded a point in their tenth World Cup match – a 1-1 draw to Wales – although losses to Sweden and Hungary ensured another group stage exit.
1962 saw Mexico lose to Brazil and Spain, before a breakthrough win against Czechoslovakia in the final group match, ending a streak of 14 matches without a victory at the tournament. It wasn’t enough to see Mexico through to the second round, and the same result occurred in 1966 as the Central Americans lost to England and drew to France and Uruguay in another unsuccessful campaign.
Mexico hosted the 1970 FIFA World Cup and finally broke through after six consecutive group stage exits. A 0-0 draw to the Soviet Union was followed by a 4-0 thumping of El Salvador and a 1-0 win over Belgium, seeing the home side through to the second round for the first time. A 4-1 loss to Italy in the quarter-finals ended their run though, and Mexico came crashing back to Earth over the next three tournaments as they failed to qualify twice and lost all three games in the 1978 edition.
The World Cup returned to Mexico in 1986, and home ground advantage again proved to be beneficial for the Mexicans as they progressed to the second round for just the second time. They topped a mediocre group consisting of Belgium, Paraguay and Iraq, and won their first and only Round of 16 match against Bulgaria. West Germany were their quarter-final opponents, and sadly a 0-0 draw was followed by a penalty shootout loss.
Mexico have qualified for every World Cup since they were banned from the tournament in 1990. Incredibly, El Tricolor have made it to the Round of 16 in each of the six competitions since 1994, and have been eliminated at that stage on every occasion. After taking seven tournaments to make it to the second round, Mexico now hold the record for the most exits in the second stage of the tournament.
The performance by the Central Americans in the 2014 tournament was impressive, as they held hosts Brazil to a 0-0 draw and defeated Croatia and Cameroon in the group stage. Yet their streak of second round exits continued after their 2-1 loss to the Netherlands in the Round of 16, which will be remembered for Arjen Robben’s theatrical fall that led to the decisive penalty.
Once again, Mexico qualified without too many issues, and they will once again be favoured to progress to the Round of 16 in a group that contains Germany, Sweden and South Korea. It will be intriguing to see whether they can take the extra step and make it into the final eight.