The defending World Cup champions lock horns with Mexico in the second semifinal of the Confederations Cup in Russia. Who will win on Thursday? This article contains our Germany v Mexico betting preview with predictions, betting tips, probable lineups, team news, enhanced odds, bookie bonuses and no deposit free bets on the Confederations Cup!
GERMANY v MEXICO BETTING PREVIEWGermany started the competition with a dramatic 3-2 win over relative minnows Australia but cruised through the group stage, only dropping points to Chile in a 1-1 draw. By defeating Cameroon by a comfortable 3-1 margin in the third group stage match, Die Mannschaft extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 13 matches with 10 wins and 3 draws. This is the first meeting between these two sides since 2005 when Germany beat Mexico 4-3 on penalties in that year's Confederations Cup.
Timo Werner bagged two goals last time out and should retain his starting berth as lone forward. The likes of Julian Draxler and Leon Goretzka should play just behind the RB Leipzig star while Sebastian Rudy and Emre Can are likely to start in the middle of the park. Jonas Hector and Joshua Kimmich will play as wing backs with Antonio Rudiger, Shkodran Mustafi and Matthias Ginter forming the three man backline. Joachim Low is likely to rely on Marc Ter Stegen as first-choice goalkeeper.
Mexico have qualified as runners-up in Group A. They were impressive in the 2-2 draw against Portugal on matchday 1 and fight back from a goal down to clinch a 2-1 win against New Zealand in the second fixture. They recorded back to back wins by overcaming Russia 2-1 in the third and final match. The Mexicans have lost just one of their last 16 matches. El Tri have scored two goal in each of the three matches so far and could find the back of the net against a German team who have conceded in all three matches so far.
Carlos Salcedo is ruled out for the remainder of the competition because of a shoulder injury while Chicharito Hernandez, Hector Moreno and Diego Reyes are all doubts for this clash. Hirving Lozano, a 21-year old winger who started against Russia, is likely to make the starting XI once again with Marco Fabian and Raul Jimenez supporting Chicharito (if fit enough) up front. Andres Guardado is banned for thiss game having collected two yellow cards.
GERMANY v MEXICO PROBABLE LINEUPS
Germany (3-4-2-1): Ter Stegen; Ginter, Mustafi, Rudiger; Hector, Can, Rudy, Kimmich; Draxler, Goretzka; Werner
Mexico (3-4-1-2): Ochoa; Moreno, Araujo, Alanis; Damm, Santos, Reyes, Lozano; Fabian; Jimenez, Chicharito
GERMANY v MEXICO ODDS
|GERMANY||2.05 with||Bet £10, win £20.50|
|THE DRAW||3.70 with||Bet £10, win £37.00|
|MEXICO||4.00 with||Bet £10, win £40.00|
GERMANY v MEXICO PREDICTIONS
|OUR PICKS||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|Germany to win||2.05|
|Both teams to score||1.80|
|2-1 Correct Score||9.00|
|Draxler anytime goalscorer||3.25|
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