Mexico vs. Sweden June 27, 2018- 10:00 AM
ET (TV FOX) Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Knocking on the door of advancing yet again to the round of 16, Mexico will be in full attack mode when they take to the field at Central Stadium as they will square off against Sweden on Wednesday; a Matchday 3 contest that has the following betting lines from our best sportsbooks;
No stranger to history when it comes to punching their ticket out of the group stage; a feat they have already accomplished six times in World Cup play, El Tri needing just one single point to advance as group champions will be playing for the win versus settling for the draw.
In control of their own fate in 2018 with impressive wins over reigning World Cup champion Germany (1-0) and South Korea (2-1), the Mexicans under head coach Juan Carlos Osorio want to continue their attacking style of play versus the stingy defense of the Swedes and force the action; a game plan that Sweden must also follow or risk losing as Mexico has no plans of slowing down. And why not as Mexico has a lot to prove in Russia where it as yet to advance past the round of 16 in each of their past six World Cups?
Led by an attack that features all-time Mexico scorer in striker Javier Hernandez, Hirving Lozano and Carlos Vela, as good as the Mexicans have been in forcing the action, they have been just as good if not better on the defensive end where they have made a habit of shutting out opponents.
Well disciplined on defense, the Swedes will need to counter attack against the quickness of the Mexicans if they want any shot of earning 3 points.
Attack or be picked apart… that is the challenge facing Sweden. Needing to play for just a draw to advance, will Mexico attack or sit back play conservative?
For sports betting purposes from our best sportsbooks for this MEX vs. SWE matchup, MyBookie has Mexico favored (+137 ML) over Sweden (+215 ML) with a Draw of (+226 ML) with an over/under of 2.5 total game goals scored from Bovada; a number I will play feeling a low scoring affair will be the outcome as my best betting bet.