Mexico and Nigeria have met a few times in the past with each game delivering reasonable entertainment but without finding a winner at 90 minutes. Will this game be any different? Find out with our Mexico vs Nigeria match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Mexico vs Nigeria: Our tips
- Prediction one: Match result – Draw @ not yet available
- Prediction two: Both teams to score – No @ not yet available
- Prediction three: Over/under goals – Under 2.5 @ not yet available
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Netbet.
A winner won't be found
Making the prediction of a draw isn't the norm with the perception of the betting industry that it's easier to back a winner. We think this match has draw written all over it though. Nigeria's last five results read as two draws, two wins and a loss. For Mexico their form isn't too dissimilar at two wins and three draws. Then you have the head to head history to consider. The nations have met four times and we're yet to find a winner inside 90 minutes. With that history alongside reasonably comparable form the prospect of picking a winner is somewhat of a lottery.
A zero to appear in the score line
The first of our three betting picks has touched on the similar form Nigeria and Mexico have served up of late but it's not just a results business where they measure up; their recent score lines have seen plenty of ‘nils' in them too. All of Nigeria's prior five games have seen at least one side blank whilst Mexico have been involved in three games where at least one side have failed to find the net. Both have served up two 0-0 draws too. Finally, you can take a look to the last head to head meeting; another 0-0.
A low scoring match
With the suggestion already made that someone will fail to score along with the prediction that the match will end in a draw it is perhaps rather obvious that we're not expecting loads of goals in this match. Nigeria's last five games have seen just five goals i.e. an average of one per game. Mexico have served up double that amount (10) but again, that's still a game average comfortably under the 2.5 needed to scoop you a win on this bet.
Odds, Stats and H2H info for Mexico vs Nigeria
An evenly contested affair
The form of Mexico and Nigeria is very similar both in terms of results and in respect of their attacking prowess and defensive solidity. They're not even world's apart in terms of their FIFA rankings – albeit that's hardly the best yardstick to use for making predictions! What you can read into is the players on the pitch. Nigeria will take to the field boasting the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi in their ranks. The big question is, can they get the better of a Mexico side starring Hirving Lozano, Hector Herrera and Jesus Corona?
Mexico vs Nigeria: Final questions
- What was the score last time Mexico and Nigeria played? – 0-0
- Where do FIFA rank each team? – Mexico are ranked 11th compared to Nigeria who are 32nd
- What time is kick off? 4 AM GMT