This World Cup is going on with a strange chariot. Since the group stage of this World Cup, big names are going back to the hut with nothing. Another superpower Spain added their name to this list last night. And in between this farewell party, another hot favourite Brazil is going to face Mexico today. Either Brazilian’s World Cup will stop here, or Mexico’s dream journey will end? It will be known after today.
So far, Brazil’s form in this World Cup will make bet for the Brazilian side. After their draw against the Swiss, Selecaos played real tidy football in their next two matches to reach the round of 16. While playing this type of tidy football, their traditional rhythms seem to be absent. However, if the team succeeds, there will be no objection from the fans.
On the other hand, Mexico, the main craftsmen of Germany’s farewell, got destroyed by Sweden in a 3-0 scoreline in their last match. It hampered their confidence level a bit, but it is also a matter of seeing that how much it will affect their game against Brazil. But their meeting with Brazil in the last 20 years and in the last World Cup can boost their motivational level to “El Tri”. Because in the last 20 years, both teams have won 7 games out of their 17 matches. Mexico drew in the group stage match in last World Cup in Brazil.
However, Mexico has some scary histories too. Mexico couldn’t score any goal against Brazil in any World Cup finals. Instead, They have conceded 11 goals in 4 games against Brazil. Against Brazil. In addition, Brazil has not yet lost any match against any North American team in the World Cup. So there are enough reasons for Mexico to concern about.
Meanwhile, in this match maybe Marcelo is not getting to the ground. However, in the last match, as a replacement for Marcelo, Philippe Luis has won the heart of his coach Tite. Right-back Danilo, who is recovering from the injury, can also be seen in this match. At least from this point of view, the Celecao may feel relaxed somehow.
Now it’s time for the betting odds. History, statistics and contemporary forms, all of this have the effect of today’s match-winning batting. The betting odds for Brazil’s win is 9/1. Not only that, betting sites have predicted a 3-0 win for Brazil. On the contrary, The odds for Mexico’s chance of winning and confirm the quarter-final is 7/2. Brazil will win it in 90 minutes and Neymar will score goals, betting on it is 11/3.
Brazil XI: Alisson; Fagner, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Filipe Luis; Casemiro, Paulinho; Willian, Coutinho, Neymar, Jesus
Mexico XI: Ochoa; Layun, Ayala, Salcedo, Gallardo; Herrera, J. Dos Santos, Guardado; Vela, Hernandez, Lozano
Now let’s see what is waiting for the two teams in Russia’s little city Samar on the bank of Volga River.