Mexico vs Sweden: World Cup 2018 prediction, betting tips, odds, kick-off time, team news and line-ups, what TV channel, live stream online, head to head
Mexico need to avoid defeat against Sweden if they are to win their group, and still have not secured a spot in the last 16 round
Group F comes to a conclusion on Wednesday as Mexico and Sweden face off at the Central Stadium in Ekaterinburg.
Mexico currently top the group but their spot isn’t completely secure as both Sweden and Germany sit in second place and level with three points apiece. The South American side need to avoid a loss to Sweden should Germany win their remaining fixture against South Korea, who are already eliminated.
Sweden have an outside chance of making it to the last 16 should they win against Mexico and better their goal difference, though they come off the backs of a disappointing last minute 2-1 loss to holders Germany.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of the final Group F fixture between Mexico and Sweden on Wednesday.
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Mexico have no new injury concerns ahead of their final group stage clash though manager Juan Carlos Osorio will be careful not to be complacent with his side, as they still need to secure the top spot with at least a draw.
Hector Moreno and Hector Herrera are both on yellow cards.
Potential Mexico XI: Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez.
Like Mexico, Sweden have no new injury worries but three players – three Swedes – Viktor Claesson, Sebastian Larsson and Albin Ekdal – are all on yellow cards.
Potential Sweden XI: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Granqvist, Augustinsson; Claesson, Larsson, Ekdal, Forsberg; Toivonen, Berg.
Mexico are 6/4 favourites to win the tie according to dabblebet, while a draw is available at 23/10. Sweden are priced at 2/1 victory.
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Mexico’s emphatic 1-0 win over defending champions Germany in their opening fixture of the tournament was an unprecedented success.
Their win threw Group F wide open as El Tri sat top of the table, and Sweden could have even taken points off of Germany in their second fixture after leading in the first half but were dealt with a crushing loss in stoppage time. After an equalising goal by Marco Reus, Toni Kroos slotted in home from a free kick at the death.
El Tri are the only side to have won both their fixtures but they are not yet guaranteed a spot in the last 16. Sweden and Germany have identical records going into the final match – both ides having won one and lost one, scoring two and conceding two – and Mexico need to just avoid defeat against Sweden if they are to win their group.
To make matters all the more interesting, South Korea still have a very slim chance of making it to the last 16 – but they need a win against Germany, a victory for Mexico and a superior goal difference.