France vs Mexico – betting tips and match preview

World Cup BettingToday at 19:30 France will play Mexico in their second group match at the World Cup. After disappointing performances by both France and Mexico in their first match, they are forced to deliver today, where nothing but three points is worth much for either country.

Match Preview

The Frenchmen played a discouraging match against Uruguay in the first group game. Their play looked slow and without any real commitment from several of the key players. In turn they can not afford to lose today and must find some of their old form from back in the late nineties and their World Cup victory at home. The many rumours of problems within the French squad and between players and coach Domenech do not make things easier. A lot of prominent French commentators have been criticizing the team’s performance as well, but hopefully it will make the French team frustrated enough to work together and harder tonight. In addition weather problems have ruined their preparation for the match, which leaves the French all but prepared for the game tonight that could make or break their World Cup campaign.

Mexico can not be totally satisfied either after their 1-1 draw against hosts South Africa, which must be considered the worst team in the group. Nevertheless, the Mexicans did fight hard to earn the result and were the best team of two, despite not earning a dream result for their efforts. This said problems within the French squad must be happy reading for the Mexicans, which need a result to keep up with Uruguay and their French opponents tonight.

Team Updates

In light of their first match French coach Domenech is expected to change their formation and go back to his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation. Many are speculating about him reinstating Henry as well after Anelka and Gouvu proved ineffective.

Mexico is not expected to make big changes from the line-up against South Africa. Although Mexican coach, Javier Aguirre, might be tempted to change goalkeeper, after Oscar Perez’s insecure performance against the hosts. Doubtful Rafael Marquez is said to be fit for the match and almost certainly will start tonight.

France vs. Mexico betting tip

We recommend betting on more than 2.5 goals in the match at odds 2.62 at 888 sports.

The many unknown factors about the French team make it hard to predict an outright winner for the match. France is the favorite and should win this match, if they get their normal play going tonight. However, we opt to bet on the over 2.5 goals in the match as both teams need a victory and must come forward. Generally the odds for over 2.5 goals are too high due to the low scoring frequency so far and with odds 2.62 in this match, it a very valuable betting option.

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