Match Venue: Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
Match Date & Time: 22 June 2017 – 2:00 AM (Philippine Standard Time)
12BET (Football Tip)
Mexico won each of the five previous meetings over New Zealand, netting 16 goals and conceding only four. In this matter, Mexico is confident that they are going to have a comfortable victory. On the other end, New Zealand will try to slow down the Mexican team to prove that they belong in this tournament.
Head to Head Matches
08/10/2016 Mexico 2:1 New Zealand
20/11/2013 New Zealand 2:4 Mexico
13/11/2013 Mexico 5:1 New Zealand
02/06/2011 Mexico 3:0 New Zealand
04/03/2010 Mexico 2:0 New Zealand
Mexico had a dramatic late equalizer when they battled the 2016 European champions Portugal. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Hector Moreno were the stars for the team as they fought back twice to equalize the game. It was undoubtedly a tough match for Mexico. Moving forward, Mexico has played on six occasions against New Zealand and they won five times and lost one. Mexican’s defeat came only in 1980 when they lost an international friendly 4-0 to the All Whites.
New Zealand lost their 2017 Confederations Cup campaign opener to the host Russian national football team in Group A at St. Petersburg, Russia by 2-0. Tactical New Zealand performed well but they struggled to keep the pace over their opponent. Meanwhile, In New Zealand’s latest meeting with Mexico last October 2016, they lost in front of 40,000 fans at a neutral venue in Nashville, Tennessee and Marco Rojas was the one who found the net that time for New Zealand team.
Mexico will surely eliminate New Zealand in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup with a victory at the Fisht Olympic Stadium. New Zealand is the significant underdogs of this Group A. Therefore, Mexico is expected to win this match by a large margin. Mexico has a better attacking side and a heavy favorite for this match.
Mexico to win 1.13 (this odd might change)
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