The World Champions Germany is after another international trophy which will confirm their domination. Mexico on the other hand, wants to make a good intro for the Gold Cup which starts in only two weeks. It will be a pretty tough summer for the Sombreros, but it seems that they have enough quality to perform well.
The Germans finished first in Group A, while the CONMEBOL champion reached the second place in Group B.
Unlike the first matchup of this semifinals, the clash between these two sides is expected to bring much more fun. Both Mexico and Germany like open, aggressive approach to the game, and their mentality forces them to play high-efficient matches.
The Germans were the favorites to clinch the top spot in their group. But we have to tell that this wasn’t easy. They had an enormous luck in the last round because Chile and Australia split points. This kind of development made it possible for Die Mannschaft to secure the No.1 place in the group.
Despite the fact that they didn’t produce some astonishing performances, Germany is the most efficient team in the contest with 7 scored goals. But, they also allowed 5. With 2 wins and one draw in Russia, the World Champions extended their unbeaten streak up to 13 games in a row. Just once during that span, they didn’t score. Lars Stindl and Timo Werner are the most lethal weapons of Germans, as they scored 2 goals apiece here.
Mexico is also very efficient. El Tri netted 6 goals. 2 apiece in all three games and conceded 4. As the time went by in this Confederations Cup, the Mexicans were looking better and better. They have shown great mentality and psychological strength. In every game, Mexican team came back after having a bad result. Against New Zealand and Russia, they even made a complete turnaround and won those fixtures despite losing at one point. The game versus Russia was the 6th in a row without a defeat for the Mexicans, and when looking the last 10, they have just one loss, and 2 draws.
During that span, El Tri scored in every match, and they netted at least 2 goals in 4 of the last 5 games they participated.
Germany vs Mexico head to head
An interesting fact is that these two nations met for the last time also in Confederations Cup back in 2005. It was in Germany, in the game for the 3rd place. After the regular part, we saw a draw, 3-3, but the Germans won with Michael Ballack’s fantastic free-kick.
Before this game, 3 more were seen. Germany won in 2, and there was one draw.
Germany vs Mexico Prediction
Like we indicated at the beginning of the preview, we expect a high-efficient game. Over 2.5 goals, is our first choice.
The German selection is a massive favourite here, and we back them up regarding the winner of this game.
For braver punters, Over 1.5 goals in the first halftime is worth trying.