Odds and Preview for Brazil vs. Mexico - Group A of the FIFA Confederations Cup

Brazil vs. Mexico - Matchup and Country FlagsBrazil and Mexico will play in the second round match in Group A of the FIFA Confederations Cup on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza.

Brazil won their first group match vs. Japan with a confident 3-0 victory, while Mexico lost their first game vs. Italy 1-2 after putting in a fight, especially in the first half.

A win for Brazil in this match would secure passage to the semi-finals of the tournament and considering that they have to face Italy in the 3rd group game, they will go all out in this one. Mexico are in a tough spot after losing their first round match and will need something out of the game vs. Brazil to stay alive in the tournament.

Brazil are the favourites in the upcoming match in Fortaleza. The odds are as follows:

Brazil 4/11
Draw 15/4
Mexico 15/2

A $100 bet on the tournament hosts could return $36 in profit, while the same bet on Mexico could return $750 in profit.

The most likely scores according to the odds are 1-0 and 2-0 victories for Brazil both valued at 6/1.

Mexico have been giving Brazil a tough time over the last three years and most recently, in the 2012 London Olympics, they beat them in the final match with the score of 2-1.

This is a big game for both teams and it is very likely that we will get to see some quality football played on Wednesday.

Players to watch are Neymar, Oscar and Hulk on the Brazil squad and Javier Hernandez on the Mexico squad.