Group Stage F: GER vs. MEX
Germany versus Mexico June 17, 2018- 11:00 AM ET (TV FOXS1) Luzhniki Stadium, Russia
Finally returning to the field to begin play in Group F action, the defending champion Germany national team will get an early test against Mexico in what promises to be a highly entertaining match with an 11:00 AM East Coast start. Ready to begin play and defend their World Cup crown, the tournament favored Germans head into this match as the favorites according our best sportsbooks;
Running a perfect 10-0 record in World Cup qualifying games allowing just a mere four goals in the process and taking home the Confederations Cup last year, team Germany, the 2014 World Cup champions understand there is still plenty of room for improvement if they wish to be the lone team standing once again come tournament’s end.
Unimpressive with just one win in their last six internationals, Germany head coach Joachim Loew will seek to have his team ready out the gate with what will be a stiff challenge from the upset-minded Mexicans, who want nothing more than to shock the world… and with it to avenge a 4-1 drubbing by the same Germany team in last year’s Confederation Cup.
A world power when it comes to World Cup competition, the Germans have punched their ticket to a least a semi-final spot in the last four World Cups, while Mexico has reached the round of 16 in each of their last six World Cups.
Known as a team that favors a quick pace, team Mexico behind top international scorer Javier Hernandez will need to utilize their speed on the break to try to offset the tough, disciplined play of the Germans; a game-plan that has been successful against Germany from other teams.
In head-to-head matches, it’s been all Germany as they have dropped just one contest versus the Mexicans in their last 11 games dating back to 1985.
Will history repeat itself with another victory by the Germans or will El Tri put it all together and take it to the defending champions earning at least a draw? For sports betting purposes with this GER vs. MEX clash, MyBookie has Germany (-255 ML) favorites over Mexico (+625 ML) with an over/under of 2.5 total game goals scored from 5Dimes; a number I will play as I will favor the OVER of 2.5 total game goals scored as my best betting pick.