Brazil vs Mexico betting tips: World Cup match preview & predictions

Brazil vs Mexico prediction: Brazil 2-0 Mexico

Having shipped three goals against Sweden, Mexico will find it difficult to keep a shut out again Neymar and company.

Brazil recently moved up a spot to first position in the updated FIFA Power Rankings.

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Brazil vs Mexico: Who will win?

Brazil are 1/2 favourites to win the match in normal time.

Mexico are 7/1 outsiders to win the game and 3/1 to qualify.

Neymar and Gabriel Jesus are tied 3/1 to score the opening goal of the game.

Brazil vs Mexico match preview

Brazil face Mexico at the Cosmos Arena in Samara on Monday for their Round of 16 tie.

Brazil finished as unbeaten winners of Group E. Tite’s side beat Serbia 2-0 in their final match, with Paulinho and Thiago Silva scoring the >Selecao’s goals.

With two goals to his name, Philippe Coutinho is Brazil’s leading scorer at the tournament. No player from either side has scored more than one yet.

Mexico progressed to the knockout stage after coming second in Group F, behind Sweden but above South Korea and Germany. Despite losing their final game 3-0 to Sweden, wins over Germany and South Korea were enough to see Mexico through to the final 16.

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA – JUNE 23: Javier Hernandez of Mexico celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Mexico at Rostov Arena on June 23, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Old Foes

Brazil and Mexico have faced each other 50 times in their history, with Brazil winning 23 and losing 10 of those encounters. Most recently, Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 in an international friendly in 2015.

Mexico have failed to score a single against Brazil in four previous World Cup finals meetings.

Mexico have also famously never got further than the last-16 at a World Cup.

The winners of the match will face one of Belgium and Japan in the quarter-finals on 6 July.

Brazil team news vs Mexico

Douglas Costa is ruled out through injury, while defenders Marcelo and Danilo are doubtful. Danilo was forced with a back injury against Serbia, meaning Filipe Luis could come in to the side.

Casemiro, Neymar and Phillipe Coutinho are all one booking away from a suspension.

Mexico team news vs Brazil

After picking up yellows against Germany and Sweden, Hector Moreno will serve a one-match suspension. Hugo Ayala is expected to deputise in defence.

Juan Carlos Osorio is not expected to make many changes

Brazil predicted line-up vs Mexico

Predicted Brazil XI vs Mexico

Predicted Brazil XI vs Mexico

Mexico predicted line-up vs Brazil

Predicted Mexico XI vs Brazil

Predicted Mexico XI vs Brazil

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Brazil to win vs Mexico and both teams to score: 5/4!