The Russians and the Mexicans are going to decide which team will advance to the semifinals of Confederations Cup in a direct encounter. El Tri are in a better position, as they have one point more than the hosts of this competition. But we are sure that the Russians are not going to pass this chance without giving everything they have.
This is practically a knock-out event for the home team.
It will be a truly competitive match at Kazan Arena, and the fans will enjoy.
Sbornaya had a chance to equalise against the European champions, but they ended up empty handed. If they played like in last 10 minutes of this event, the overall result would have been much better for Russia. It is still obvious that disbalance between the upper front part of the team and the defence is big. Russians cannot withstand a heavy pressure with this defending line.
Defeat against Portugal snapped a four-game streak, during which they haven’t lost. Now, Sbornaya is in a delicate situation. Win or die. Also, this was only the second match from the last 10 in which the Russians haven’t scored.
Sombreros have huge oscillations in their game. During one part of the match, they are dominating and attacking, creating an enormous pressure. And then, suddenly they shift into the lower gear and become subordinated on the field. New Zealand totally outplayed them in the first half, but eventually, Mexico came back and turned this game around. What was the biggest characteristic in this match, was the lack of discipline among the Mexican players. On several occasions during the game, they behaved unsportsmanlike and were on the edge of receiving the red card.
Such conduct will not be tolerated against the hosts.
The game against New Zealand was the 5th straight without a defeat and 9th consecutive in which they have scored.
Russia vs Mexico Head to Head
Mexico and Russia have played two friendly games during the 90’s. The first was in 1992, and Russia won 2-0. In the second match, Sbornaya was even more convincing, and they smashed Mexico 1-4.
Russia vs Mexico Prediction
One thing is for sure about this game. It will be a close one. We don’t expect some nice moves and inspirational plays, but totally the opposite.
It will be a highly intense game, which might even provoke some red cards. If you are willing to play some specials, this is a perfect solution for you.
Regarding the outcome of the game, the most realistic one is a moderate number of goals, between 2 and 3.