Can Portugal build on their Euro 2016 success with victory at the Confederations Cup in Russia? Having ended their long wait for silverware, this squad will be hoping for another round of medals in this World Cup warm up tournament in Russia.
Portugal vs Mexico Predictions
Portugal became known for their defensive style after their display against France in the final of Euro 2016, but they were much more attacking in the group stage. With some brilliant attacking talent, the Portuguese have been a revelation in qualifying for the World Cup.
Portugal should carry that attacking flair in to this game, but Mexico are handy going forward themselves. They’ve scored in 10 of their last 11 internationals, and they can call upon Javier Hernandez and a revitalised Giovanni Dos Santos. That should be enough to help El Tri to get a goal here, so our first Portugal vs Mexico betting tip is both teams to score at evens with Ladbrokes.
One Portuguese forward who is worth keeping an eye on is AC Milan’s new £35million man Andre Silva. He’s had a brilliant breakout campaign with Porto, while he’s hit seven goals in six starts for his national side. He’s been a brilliant foil for Cristiano Ronaldo, and the Real Madrid forward speaks very highly of Silva. He could take this tournament by storm, and we think he’s going to be a goal threat throughout this tournament. Our second Portugal vs Mexico prediction is Silva to score any time, which is great value at 2/1 with Bet365.
The only concern for Portugal here is how to fit their vast array of midfielders in to their 4-4-2 set up, with four stars likely to start behind Silva and Ronaldo. New Manchester City signing Bernardo Silva should be one of the starters.
Head to Head Stats
Portugal beat Mexico in a pre-World Cup friendly in 2014, while they also saw off the Mexicans 2-1 at the 2006 World Cup.
Portugal vs Mexico Betting Odds
The Portuguese are tempting at 21/20 with William Hill, but we believe we’ve found a better way to go on this one. We’re confident that both teams will score in this game, so we’re backing Portugal and BTTS in our final Portugal vs Mexico betting tip. That’s priced at 19/5 with BetFred, which looks like fantastic value.
Portugal vs Mexico Betting Tips
Andre Silva to score any time – 2/1 with Bet365
Portugal to win and BTTS – 19/5 with BetFred