Today we will have an interesting duel at the hour of 22:00 on the arena from Ceara, where the host of the Confederations Cup, Brazil, will meet Mexico in the second leg match from group A.
Brazil easily played in the first match of the tournament, defeating Japan. Neymar quickly opened the score, but the new start Paulinho also scored in the 48th minute of the game. In the extra times, Jo marked too. This was the second consecutive success for Brazil with the score of 3-0 and the consecutive fifth in which she scores a minimum of two goals.
Easily injured, Neymar is the only uncertainty that Luiz Felipe Scolari has. In the offensive line, Jo could be rewarded after two goals marked in the gate of Japan, his partner for this match might be Hulk or Fred.
Mexico debuted with a failure in this tournament. Sunday night, Hernandez marked from penalty in the Italian gate, but unfortunately for the Americans, Balotelli scored with 12 minutes before the end, thus leaving the score at 2-1. The Mexicans have only one victory in the last ten matches played (including here the friendly ones) and she seems a sure victim in the tonight`s game.
The Mexicans have won the last direct match, 2-0 in the summer of last year in a checkup match. Since Copa America in 2007, when Mexico won against Brazil with 2-0, the two teams have only met in checkup games, Brazil winning the first two, before the defeat of last summer.
Brazil – Mexico probable teams:
Brazil (4-4-2): Cesar – Alves, Silva, Luiz, Marcelo – Hulk, Gustavo, Paulinho, Oscar – Neymar, Fred
Mexico (4-2-3-1): Corona – Mier, Moreno, Rodríguez, Salcido – Zavala, Torrado – Santos, Aquino, Guardado – Hernandez
Sport betting odds from Brazil vs Mexico :
Final outcome: 1.36 4.75 8.50
Total number of goals (over/under 2.5): 2.20 1.65
The odds are from this online bookmaker
Brazil has an offensive force that broke defense lines better than the one of Mexico. The same as in the first game, we are expecting the South-Americas to begin in full force and score until the break, players such as Neymar, Fred, Hulk and Paulinho could easily succeed in doing this. If we analyze the last three games played by the Selecao team, we can observe that the attack began after the break, scoring seven times in these matches after the start of the second half. Mexico showed that she has difficulties in facing a team with better offense players, receiving in the last three weeks two goals, both from Nigeria and from Italy.