Mexico – Sweden
Mexico and Sweden go head to head in a match from Group F of the FIFA World Cup. This game is crucial for both teams, who are playing for their qualification for the 1/8-finals. Let’s see what’s going on here with our vip soccer predictions for the clash.
Surprising or not, but Mexico leads this group after two consecutive wins, achieved against Germany and South Korea. The Aztecs are in a pole position to win this group. They need just a draw against the Swedes in order to finish first, which is going to be a huge achievement for them. They beat the world champion Germany in their first game in the group. Against South Korea they proved that this was not a fluke, doing the same.
The Swedish team was unlucky against Germany in the previous round. They scored first and they were very close to win a strategic point against the Mannschaft, but Toni Kroos gave Germany the win with a brilliant set piece in the last few seconds of the match. If Sweden have avoided this goal, now they could have been in a much better position to qualify for the 1/8-finals. But it is what it is. Now they have to adapt to the new situation and do their best to reach the elimination phase.
If you know the Mexican coach Juan Carlos Osorio, then you are aware that he’s constantly making changes in his starting line-up. He likes to keep his team fresh and hungry, so we shall expect some more changes from Osorio. Players like Marco Fabian and Jesus Corona are awaiting their chance to shine and some pundits expect to see them starting against Sweden.
Mexico can qualify for the next round even if they lose, but only if Germany does not win against South Korea. Of course, this is not a moment to have plans like this. Although they will win the group even with a draw against Sweden, we don’t expect to see the Mexican team playing for a draw actually. So far they have proved that they know how to win. Their free flowing counter-attacking football looks deadly. They have fast and pacey attackers, who can hurt any team with the right move. Just like they did against Germany.
Despite of losing in a very unlucky way against Germany, Sweden proved to be a solid team. And a team which is hard to beat. Not relying on their superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic anymore, now Sweden are much more of a team. They are compact and very disciplined, which is typical for the teams of Scandinavia. They are ready to prove that they are even better without Ibrahimovic – the best Swedish player of his generation.
For a 10th time in history Mexico and Sweden are going to face each other. Mexico are unbeaten in four of the last five matches against Sweden. In 1958 they met for a last time at the World Cup. This match ended with a 3-0 win for the Scandinavians.
These are our vip soccer predictions for the World Cup game from Group F between Mexico and Sweden. It’s hard to pick a favourite here, because both teams look pretty even and very balanced. Maybe Mexico are a slight favourite here, because of their position in the group and the way they performed in the first two rounds. But in same time Sweden are not ready to give up, despite of their dissapointing game against Germany just a few days ago. They will fight for their qualification and you can be sure that they will give their all against the Aztecs.