Germany v Mexico Betting Offers and Tips – Exciting Clash in Store
Mexico meet Germany in Moscow on Sunday afternoon, as the pair open up their campaign in Russia. Will the Mexicans prove to be a tricky opener for a German side who aren’t playing at their best, but they still come here as second favourites. Can the world champions pick up an opening weekend victory, or will this be one of the shocks of the tournament?
Germany v Mexico Betting Offers – 888sport Enhanced Odds
You can check out all of our World Cup offers and deals in our main post. Below are the key facts for the excellent 888sport offer on this game. Choose from odds of 6/1 on Germany or a massive 50/1 on Mexico!
- Only available to new 888sport customers aged 18 and over
- £10 minimum deposit applies
- Use promo code 888ODDS when making your first deposit
- Qualifying bet must be placed at the normal odds
- Pick Germany at 6/1 or Mexico at 50/1
- Minimum bet £5, maximum bet £5 – in other words, just bet a fiver on the team you think will win!
- Winnings paid cash for the standard odds and your £5 stake
- Extra winnings paid in FREE BETS and added within 72 hrs of qualifying bet settlement.
- Free bet stakes not included in bet returns
- Free bets expire 7 days after credit
- This offer may not be combined with any other offer
- Full Ts and Cs and withdrawal restrictions shown at 888sport
So, the choice is yours! The best non-enhanced odds on the 2014 World Cup winners are 1/2 (at Coral). Mexico can be backed at 7/1 with Betfair but who do you fancy at 7/1 or 50/1?!
Germany v Mexico Betting Tips
Germany v Mexico Preview – Can Mexico Beat the First Hurdle?
Germany aren’t perfect, but one thing they aren’t short on is confidence. They’ve picked out their team base based on what works best during the latter stages. They aren’t HOPING for the semis or the final, they simply EXPECT to make it that far. Some could see that as arrogance in a year where there are at least six really talented sides, but the draw has really opened up for the holders. They have a straightforward group, and they’ll expect to top the pile with Mexico their main rivals.
Meanwhile, Mexico are looking to break a trend which has run for six straight tournaments. They’ve made it through the group at each, before being eliminated in the last 16. The only two occasions when they’ve made it any further were their two home tournaments in 1970 and 1986. Going one better is going to be tough this year, with so many top sides coming to Russia. Can the Mexicans manage to finally get to the last eight?
They’re likely to meet the winners of Group E in the next round, which is probably going to be Brazil. It’s hard to see things getting better for the Mexicans this summer, but Germany are likely to fight until the end. They’ve got enough talent to make the last four at least and they’re already working on getting further.
Relevant Stats, Injuries and Suspensions
The big injury news in this game is around Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. He’s had an injury hit season with Bayern Munich, but he’s set to return for his country. That seems like a boost, but he’s looked shaky since coming back. It could be that Neuer has rushed his way back into the side, and that might leave him as Germany’s biggest risk. If he starts off poorly, then the whole side could be in trouble. Mexico will surely set up to exploit that, so expect them to crowd the Bayern man where possible.
Germany v Mexico – Germans Could be Caught Out
Germany were excellent in qualifying for the tournament, but they did have a very easy pool. They have found things tougher in the last few matches, when they’ve gone up against some of the top sides in the world. However, their pre-tournament friendlies have seen a defensive weakness crop up, possibly brought on by the injury to Neuer. Mexico have enough attacking talent to trouble the Germans, so we see goals in this clash. We like the look of both teams to score at 21/20 with Ladbrokes, after seeing the world champions concede to Austria and Saudi Arabia this month.
Germany do have a key weapon here, with Thomas Muller taking up their traditional mantle of the World Cup specialist. He has 10 goals in 13 World Cup matches, and the forward seems like great value to score here, at 7/5 with BetVictor. Mexico aren’t that convincing at the back either, so this is Muller’s chance to kick start a bid for the Golden Boot.
Germany v Mexico Head to Head Record
It’s only a year since their last encounter, which came in Russia at the Confederations Cup. The Germans didn’t take that competition overly seriously, sending a second string side to the tournament. They came out on top, but you’d expect them to need more this time around. However, that thumping win with a weakened side and their great record against the Mexicans at tournaments point to a German win.
- Germany 4-1 Mexico – June 2017, Confederations Cup
- Germany 4-3 Mexico – June 2005, Confederations Cup
- Germany 2-1 Mexico – June 1998, World Cup
- Mexico 0-0 Germany – December 1993, Friendly
- Germany 1-1 Mexico – October 1992, Friendly