Mexico always perform adequately at major tournaments and will be suited to the conditions in Brazil. Having qualified through a play-off match against New Zealand, Mexico are an interesting betting prospect for the 2014 tournament. Mexico have qualified for the knockout stage of each of the last 5 tournaments.
The Mexican squad is full of young talent, demonstrated by their Gold medal in the 2012 Olympic games. The star player for Mexico is Javier Hernandez, who has a fantastic scoring record at International level (35 goals in 58 appearances).
Mexico World Cup Odds
Mexico stand a good chance of progressing from Group A, where they are drawn alongside Brazil, Cameroon and Croatia. Brazil are the obviously favourites and shouldn’t have any problems winning the group. We expect the remaining three teams to be playing for the second qualification spot. The games involving these three teams should be fairly close, but we feel Mexico will suit the conditions in Brazil better than either of these opponents. Therefore odds of 6/5 about Mexico reaching the knock out stage seem like a good bet.
Looking further ahead if Mexico were to qualify, they are likely to face Spain (who we expect to win Group B). Therefore the odds of 9/4 about Mexico being eliminated in the 2nd round look like a value bet.
Looking at the top Mexican goal scorer market, Javier Hernandez catches the eye as a value bet at odds of 5/1. He is second favourite to Orbine Peralta who was the top scorer in qualification with three goals compared to Hernandez’s two. Despite this, Hernandez represents good value, and has an impressive record of scoring at World Cups where he has previously scored against Argentina and France.
Best Mexico World Cup bets
Best bet on Mexico at the World Cup is Mexico to be eliminated in the Second round of the World Cup at odds of 9/4 with Coral.
Next best bet on Mexico at the World Cup is Javier Hernandez to be top Mexican scorer at odds of 5/1 with Bet Victor.
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