The two teams of group F are going to go head to head in a crucial Mexico vs Sweden match for the chance to advance towards the round of 16.
The match we are talking about is Sweden vs Mexico. The match itself is made interesting by the potential fact that the final result could be catastrophic for the world champions.
The Group F table stands with Mexico at top with 6 points and Sweden and German tied at second with 3 points each. At last is South Korea, which is still at 0 points.
The matches are to be held simultaneously with Germany facing South Korea with a chance to qualify for the Round of 16.
To qualify for the round of 16, Sweden needs to win with more goal difference than that of Germany.
Let’s take an in depth analysis of both the teams.
The last meeting between the teams was a friendly match, back in 2009, which was a 1-0 fixture in favour of Mexico.
Previous Matches Played :
Mexico faced South Korea in their previous match which was in favour of Mexico with 2 goals to 1.
Sweden lost their last match against Germany, thanks to a stunner by Toni Kroos.
Key players For Mexico vs Sweden :
The PSV striker is in a great form. He is already hailed a hero in Mexico, after scoring the winning goal in their match against Germany.
Also he was an important playmaker in their victory over South Korea.
Mexico would need him to play as he is, in order to win the match.
The West Ham striker was the one whose goal made the difference in their match against South Korea.
His team would need to him to play well if they want to win against the dominant Sweden defence.
The Toulouse striker is in form of his life. He single handedly took on Germany, making Manuel Neuer work for his money.
He is a striker with great attacking mindset and play vision.
Berg has been a continuous threat to the goal this whole tournament. Although he hasn’t scored yet, but his playmaking and skills have caused troubles for defences.
Sweden would hope that his goal drought comes to an end and they end up winning the match.
Predicted lineup For Mexico vs Sweden:
Ochoa, Gallardo, Moreno, Salcedo, Alvarez, Guardado, Herrera, Lozano, Vela, Layun, Hernandez.
Olsen, Lustig, Lindelof, Granqvists, Ludwig, Classen, Larrson, Ekdal, Forsberg, Toivonen, Berg
Prediction For Mexico vs Sweden :
The match should fall in favor of Mexico, with a scoreline of 2-1