France vs Mexico preview – Group A

France have a crucial match with Mexico in the second round of Group A matches of the 2010 World Cup  on Friday 18th June at 4:30am Melbourne time at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa.

The last meeting between France and Mexico resulted in a 1-0 win to the French in a 2006 friendly.

France had a 0-0 draw with Uruguay in their opening World Cup match while Mexico had a 1-1 draw with host nation South Africa.

Both sides will be looking for a win to stake a claim in this group.

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When: Friday 18th June
Time: 4:30am AEST Melbourne time
Where: Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane
TV: Televised live on SBS

Last time they met
27-05-06 France 1 – 0 Mexico Friendly

Recent History
27-05-06 France 1 – 0 Mexico Friendly
03-06-01 France 4 – 0 Mexico Confederations Cup
31-08-96 France 2 – 0 Mexico Friendly
13-07-66 France 1 – 1 Mexico World Cup
19-06-54 France 3 – 2 Mexico World Cup
13-07-30 Mexico 1 – 4 France World Cup

France and Mexico World Cup form

France 0-0 Uruguay

WCI Rating: 6
1st half: 3
2nd half: 3

Unable to find the net against Uruguay but the performance was more than handy and France are a classy unit that will be better for the run.

South Africa 1 -1 Mexico
55m Siphiwe Tshabalala (Saf)
79m Rafael Marquez (Mex)

WCI Rating: 6
1st half: 4
2nd half: 2

Mexico dominated proceedings early against the host nation but were unable to convert the many chances they received and were eventually lucky to escape with a draw at game’s end.

France vs Mexico Preview

France will improve on their showing against Uruguay and the South Americans made the form look good with their 3-0 win over South Africa tonight.

Mexico were all over South Africa in the first half but their inability to goal hurt them in the second half and if they can bring that form to the table here then they will be hard to toss.

Sportsbet odds for France vs Mexico

France 2.40
Draw 3.10
Mexico 3.10

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France vs Mexico Match Prediction

France were lucky to qualify for this event and while they were competitive in their first match against Uruguay they are still a fair way short of what they are capable of.

Mexico brought their good form to their opening game and in a match that appears very even we think Mexico is value odds against a hit and miss side like France and will be having a crack at the Mexicans to win.

This game could quite conceivably be a draw too and Mexico could be worth a go at the Draw No Bet @ 2.25 or consider Mexico on the +0.5 handicap if you want a bit of insurance.

Mexico Win @ $3.10 at Sportsbet

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