Mexico vs. Iceland predictions for Thursday’s Friendly at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. El Tri want to kick off their 15th US tour with a confident display and win. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Mexico vs. Iceland Betting Tips
Mexico will launch their 15th US tour with a friendly against Iceland on Thursday and Juan Carlos Osorio has called up an experienced outfit and only three new players for the clash, hoping to put on a convincing display and bag the win in Las Vegas, which we’ll back at 1/2 with bet365
El Tri have earned a win (1-2 at the United States) and a draw (0-0 at Panama) in their first two World Cup qualifiers, so they’ll want to maintain the fine form and lift the team spirits ahead of the March clashes to Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago. The team now led by Giovani dos Santos and veteran Rafa Marquez play their first match in Las Vegas and come into the match as heavy favourites.
Iceland will by no means be a sitting duck here, but Heimir Hallgrimsson will most probably travel with a rotated line-up and they don’t seem to possess the same sort of firepower. However, Strakarnir Okkar have shown fine defensive performances in China and Chile clashes in January so they’ll surely be challenging to break down on the day. They have kept a clean sheet in three of their last five outings and we’ve seen two or fewer goals on all five occasions!
We thus expect a low-scoring contest on the day, where both teams will want a positive result to build on in March, and backing Under 2.5 goals FT seems a very solid bet to get behind at 4/5 with William Hill
. Mexico should have what it takes to turn it their way but one goal could be just enough for celebrations to begin.
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Interestingly, this will be only the third head-to-head encounter for the sides, as we’ve seen two goalless draws – both in November 2003 and their more recent matchup in Charlotte back in March 2010.
We do believe El Tri can now earn the win and a 1-0 win for Mexico seems the best way to approach the correct score market, with the bet backed at 6/1 with Ladbrokes
Mexico to win at 1/2 with bet365