Mexico v Russia tips.

Confederations Cup Group A: Chicharito to score in draw with Russians

Mexico v Russia tips

FootyOn provide Mexico v Russia tips ahead of their final 2017 Confederations Cup Group A game.

Live on Saturday at 16:00 BST on ITV TBC.

Just one pot separates these two teams going into the final pool games, with first-placed Mexico ahead of the hosts, who are third.

That means El Tri only need a draw to go through to the semis, which would eliminate Russia if Portugal get a point or more against New Zealand.

This will be their third ever meeting, and first since 1994, so read on for our Mexico v Russia tips…

Draw

As mentioned above these nations have met twice before, and Russia were victors on both occasions.

They were during friendlies in 1992 (2-0) and 1994 (4-1).

When competing as the USSR, prior to 1992, the countries drew eight of their 13 head-to-heads, including seven in succession from 1968-1971.

Mexico are a better team on paper than the Russians these days, but struggled to overcome New Zealand last time out. They eventually came from behind to win 2-1 after a fiery encounter.

The Aztecs also drew with Portugal in the opener, so another share of the spoils here looks good value at 2/1 with betway.

Mexico v Russia: Back the duo to produce stalemate as they lock horns in Group A.

Chicharito to score anytime

Being rested for the clash with the Kiwis, Javier Hernandez will be fresh and ready to go to help Mexico into the semis.

El Tri’s record scorer netted in their 2017 Confed Cup opener against Euro 2016 champions Portugal.

The former Manchester United frontman is closing in on 50 goals for his country, and edge ever near by striking anytime again at 13/8 with Sky Bet.

Russia to score first

Mexico have conceded the opening goal in both matches this competition so far, while Russia of course scored first in their 2-0 triumph over New Zealand.

Meanwhile, in both of El Tri’s meetings with the Eurasian nation, the latter broke the deadlock.

So, back Russia at a best-priced 6/5 with Paddy Power to score first again.

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