Brazil vs Mexico Today’s Soccer Prediction
The Brazilian team has three medical problems for the match. Chief among them is striker Douglas Costa. He suffered a muscle injury in a 2-0 win against Costa Rica in the second round of the group stage. It was out of the match in which Brazil beat Serbia by the same marker. You’ve returned to training, but you’re not in the best of your fitness yet. Thus, it should be left out of the confrontation of this Monday being preserved for a possible match in the quarterfinals.
Right-back Danilo, after being out of the last two matches also due to muscle damage, was released by the medical department. There is, however, no certainty of his return in the match on Monday. This happens for two reasons. The first is distrust of the player’s physical ability. The second is in relation to his replacement. Fágner fulfilled his task in the games in which he replaced it and can be effective as a starter.
It would not come as a surprise. In the preparatory period, Daniel Alves was always the owner of the position. However, in most of the friendlies, Fágner appeared as a reserve of the Paris Saint-Germain athlete who suffered a serious injury on the eve of the World Cup and should be left out. The Corinthians player, however, also got hurt in the run-up to the World Cup and eventually lost space for Danilo.
The third question is in relation to the left-hand side. Marcelo, with a concussion in the back, absolute holder of the position, had to be removed in the first minutes of the game against Serbia. Felipe Luis entered his place and did not compromise. This makes it possible for Real Madrid to even be preserved even if the indications are that the injury is not serious.
The Brazilian squad for the World Cup in Russia are:
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma-ITA), Cassio (Corinthians-BRA) and Ederson (Manchester City-ING);
Defenders :: Danilo (Manchester City-ING), Fagner (Corinthians-BRA), Filipe Luís (Atletico Madrid-ESP), Geromel (Grêmio-BRA), Marcelo (Real Madrid- ESP), Marquinhos (Paris Saint- FRA), Miranda (Internazionale-ITA) and Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain-FRA);
Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid-ESP), Fernandinho (Manchester City-ING), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk-UCR), Paulinho (Barcelona-ESP), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona- ESP), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan-CHN ) and Willian (Chelsea-ING);
Attackers: Douglas Costa (Juventus-ITA), Firmino (Liverpool-ING), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City-ING), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain-FRA) and Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk-UCR).
The traditional ups and downs of the Mexicans came again in the final round of the group stage of the World Cup in Russia. After two convincing victories over Germany (1-0) and South Korea (2-1) in the opening rounds, the team was run over by Sweden. It took 3 to 0 and only escaped the elimination precoce thanks to the South Korean victory, by 2 to 0, on the Germans.
This made Mexico once again reach the eighth-finals, a stage that they have never managed to overcome in world cups. The oscillation and criticism of the press can cause that the technician Juan Carlos Osorio, who changed his style of working in the World-wide one, returns to promote changes in the escalation.
Osorio, well known to the Brazilian public for having trained Sao Paulo, likes to promote significant changes both tactical and on behalf of players from one game to another to surprise the opponent. It has not done so until now, but the Mexican press reports show that there is no confirmation regarding the team that will be put on the field to face Brazil.
The players invited by Mexico for the World Cup in Russia were:
Goalkeepers: Jesús Corona (Cruz Azul-MEX), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca-MEX) and Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege-BEL);
Defenders: Edson Alvarez (América-MEX), Hugo Ayala (Tigres-MEX), Jesús Gallardo (Pumas-MEX), Miguel Layún (Sevilla- ESP), Héctor Moreno and Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt-ALE);
Socks: Marco Fabián (Eintracht Frankfurt-ALE), Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy-USA), Andrés Guardado (Real Betis-ESP), Héctor Herrera (Porto-POR) and Rafa Márquez (Atlas-MEX);
Attackers: Javier Aquino (Tigres-MEX), Jesús M. Corona (Porto-POR), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy-USA), Chicharito Hernández (West Ham- ING), Raúl Jimenez PSV Eindhoven-HOL), Oribe Peralta (América-MEX) and Carlos Vela (Los Angeles FC-USA).
Brazil reacquired some of the confidence lost by the bad performances in the convincing victory against Serbia. This makes the Brazilian team’s guess the best option against an unstable Mexican team.
Prediction Today: Brazil wins