Mexico vs Russia 2017 Confederations Cup Soccer Odds & Betting Pick

Posted by Ted Merrick on June 22, 2017 in

In Group A action on Saturday, as part of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, Team Mexico will take on Team Russia. This is the final game of the pool play for both teams. Mexico tied Portugal on June 18th in a 2-2 thrilling affair. The Mexicans will take on New Zealand before this affair on Wednesday and head into the matchup as the soccer odds favorites.

For Russia, they are coming off a thrilling 2-0 win over New Zealand in their opener. Russia takes on Portugal on Wednesday as well, and then will wrap up their Group A play here. The odds for this affair feature Mexico at +125, while you can find the home squad Russia at +199 to win. The draw is listed at +232.

Mexico vs Russia 2017 Confederations Cup Soccer Odds & Betting Pick

When: Saturday June 24, 2017; 10:00am CT
Where: Kazan Arena; Russia
TV: Fox, Tele
Radio: None
Stream Option: Fox Soccer 2Go
Soccer Odds: Mexico +125, Russia +199

Why Bet on Mexico?

Mexico has times where they looked pretty sharp in the 2-2 tie with Portugal. Then, there were times where they really struggled. Mexico saw Chicharito score to tie the game early. The 29 year old has had a good 2017 season thus far. After trailing the game 2-1, Cedric Soares, the 25 year old then tied the game.

Mexico came away with the title back in 1999. That’s the lone title for Team Mexico in the Confederations Cup. Mexico has been in the tournament 6 times before this, with the most recent coming back in 2013. The team has played the second most matches, with 22, behind Brazil with 33.

Russia heads into Saturday's game as underdogs in the soccer odds.

Why Bet on Russia?

The home field advantage is huge for Russia. The home field was a huge key in the win in their first game. Russia scored two goals, and that was all they needed against New Zealand. Russia saw defenseman Michal Boxel score the first goal, which was controversial since he was born in New Zealand. Then, Fedor Smolov scored to pad the lead.

Team Russia has never won the Confederations Cup. The most recent winner was Brazil back in 2013, and the tournament has been played 9 times since 1995. Russia has never played in the cup, which meant their win was the first ever. They are seeking to get into the World Cup, where they will host.

Mexico vs Russia Soccer Odds Pick & Prediction

For us, it’s hard to pick against the rabid home crowd. While Mexico may have a little bit of an advantage as far as talent, these teams really are pretty close. The deciding factor is the home field advantage. A win for Russia would be huge, and send them a long way towards qualifying.

Look for Russia to score early and sit on the lead. They will have a tough time scoring more than that lone goal, but they will get it. In the end, betting Russia as the underdog is the way to go. Our bet is going to be Russia +199 to win this affair.