In their first World Cup contest, Mexico defeated Cameroon 1-0 in a game they heavily dominated in all aspects. Brazil won 3-1 against Croatia, but that was not without the controversial assistance from the referee. Tomorrow, the two winners will face off in their second World Cup match of the group stage, and the hosts can have trouble against a talented and hungry Mexican side.
Giovanni dos Santos, Oribe Peralta, Marco Fabian, Rafa Marquez and Guillermo Ochoa are just some of the players who had decent games. These guys really pushed hard for their country to make things happen. The first of those names had two goals disallowed with only one of them being rightfully decided. Even with the referees seemingly against them, they still managed to create many more chances to finally score the game-winner.
The hunger level of this team is unreal, because they transformed from a squad that was on the brink of not even making it to Brazil to becoming one of the bravest and toughest sides of the 32 nations taking part. They play in a 5-3-2 with the wingbacks providing more depth going forward besides heartily sitting back to defend away any dangers. Against Neymar and company, they will have to focus even more and play a bit more carefully as the referee may be swaying in favor of the hosts.
This will be one of the best games of the group stage as neither side will be willing to sit back and defend. Brazil is all about playing attacking soccer, especially in front of their home crowd. Mexico will not give in to the pressure as their fans will also be giving them a big push to attack. This will be a battle of two brave nations that will not back down.
Prediction: Brazil 2, Mexico 1
The home side will face a scare at times, but their two goals will be enough for all three points. As for Mexico, their defense will be caught out of position twice and will only be able to find the back of the net once.