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Portugal vs Mexico 18 June 2017: Confederation Cup Preview and Predictions

Game
Portugal (0-0-0) Mexico (0-0-0)
Date & Time Sunday June 18, 2017, 11:00 AM (EDT)
The Line
Portugal (15/13) Draw (22/9) Mexico (3/1)
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Soccer | Portugal (0-0-0) Mexico (0-0-0)

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal side take on Mexico in their opening game of this years Confederation Cup in Russia. While neither team seems to take this tournament too seriously, they will both still want to win this game and the cup since the World Cup is less than one year away it is important that both sets of sides start to get some of sort of winning system going if they are going to compete in 12 months time.

Mexico at the moment are struggling to make it to the World Cup as this team has really been off form lately. That being said, you would expect them to make the World Cup even if they scrape through. This tournament will be hard for them to win with a lot of talent in the likes of Germany here but still I will expect them to compete in this game.

Portugal are a lot more than Cristiano Ronaldo. This team is solid all around the pitch and after their win in the Euros, I think they can win this to. This team will want to start of with a win against Mexico and with the talent that they have at their disposal, I think they should do it with quite some ease.

All in all I think Portugal winning is going to be the final result and as a result of this, I think this is also the best bet to make since we are getting a pretty good price on this wager. In addition to that, this should be a low scoring game since neither side will want to be too exposed this early in a tournament so the under 2.5 goals also makes sense.

 

Pick:
Portugal

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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