Mexico vs Ireland
Match Date: Friday, 2nd June 2017
Kick-off at 1:00 UK/ 2:00 CET
Venue: MetLife Stadium (New Jersey).
Preparations for upcoming World Cup Qualifying matches continue and we are going to have a weekend full of great duels. One of them will take place in New Jersey, where national football team of Mexico are going to continue their tourney.
A couple of days ago the Mexican team was playing against Croatia in Los Angeles, but that didn’t well for them. Even though the opponent was using the players from 1. HNL (Croatian first division), while having only four substitutes on the bench, they still were able to beat Mexico 2 – 1. Duje Cop and Fran Tudor were goal scorers in the first half, while the final score has been set by Javier Hernandez a couple of minutes away from the final whistle.
Juan Carlos Osorio’s team had a good series of results, three wins in a row without conceding a goal. The upcoming duel against Ireland is a good chance to get back to winning ways.
As for their opposition, Republic Of Ireland have ruined one hell of a streak in the last appearance as well. Martin O’Neill’s team has lost the duel to Iceland two months ago, but it seems they have the situation in their WC Qualifying group under control, topping the table ahead of Serbia and Wales. Four out of last five matches for the Irish have ended Under 2.5 FT.
There is no doubt that Mexican team will be careful, as second defeat in a row would probably ruin the team spirits for upcoming, important WCQ duels. This should do for our Under 2.5 FT bet at 4/6 rate.
These two teams have been playing a lot of friendly games back in nineties. The last one was played in July 2000 in Illinois and the final result was 2 – 2.
When it comes to the goal scorers market, a lot of eyes will be pointed at Giovanni Dos Santos, who is playing in MLS for years now. Besides him, one of the most popular players in Mexico in the last decade Chicharito should also be in the starting roster for this duel.
We don’t fancy betting on full time predictions, but Mexico are definitely a bit closer to claim (narrow) win.
Mexico vs Ireland: Head-to-head
Their lone meeting happened during the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Mexico snatched a 2-1 win on that occasion.
Mexico vs Ireland: Prediction
Osario is expected to field a stronger eleven for this friendly as majority of the fringes failed to impress in the outing against Croatia. Meanwhile, Ireland’s inability to win friendly matches away from home could play this game in favour of the Mexicans. However, goals are expected in this encounter with both teams keen to entertain their foreign fans.
Mexico vs Ireland: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 2.87 odds by Bet365.