Germany v Mexico Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
June 13, 2018
Luzhniki Stadium - World Cup Group F
Defending World Cup champions face Mexico in their opening Group F game, as Joachim Low's side look to retain their title in Russia.
These two sides met less than twelve months ago, in the Confederations Cup, with Germany winning 4-1 - thanks to goals from Timo Werner, Amin Younes and Leon Goretzka (2).
Germany have won all three meetings with Mexico.
Germany have skipper Manuel Neuer back in their squad after missing most of the season, and he is joined by Bayern Munich team mates Mats Hummels, Niklas Sule, Jerome Boateng, Joshua Kimmich, Sebastian Rudy and Thomas Muller in Low's 23 man squad.
Mexico have have West Ham striker Javier Hernandez in their squad, alongside veteran Rafael Marquez, for Tottenham midfielder Giovani dos Santos and ex Arsenal man Carlos Vela.
Germany v Mexico Preview and Predictions
Germany qualified for the World Cup as unbeaten winners of their group, while Mexico's route to Russia was also without defeat for Juan Carlos Osorio's team.
Low's Germany are widely fancied to win the tournament, and become the first side to defend their title since Brazil in 1958-1962, but they have a tough group, with South Korea and Sweden, alongside the Mexicans.
Despite that, they should have enough to get off to a strong start, leaving the other sides to fight for second place, and a Germany win is priced at 1/2.
The Germans have been high scoring during qualification, and their pre-tournament friendlies, with six of their last nine games ending with a total of over 2.5 goals scored, and that bet is available against Mexico with a price of 9/10.
Germany to win 2-1 at 7/1
Low's players know they can achieve something huge if they win this World Cup, and getting off to a good start in Russia is key to their chances. Despite their attacking talent, the do have a few issues at the back, with just one clean sheet in their last nine games - that should give Mexico some confidence.
Timo Werner to score first at 4/1
The RB Leipzig striker will find himself under real pressure to perform, as he leads the line for Germany, with Muller expected to operate from the right side. He has two goals in his last four appearances for the national side, as well as 21 goals for his club in 2017-18.