Mexico vs Italy by Jamesington
Neither team has been in terrific form lately, Italy have drawn 4 of their last 6 matches and Mexico an incredible 8 of their last 9.
Of Mexico's past 6 matches, 4 have finished goalless (0-0) and Italy's most recent competitive fixture was a stalemate with the Czech Republic (followed up with a draw against Haiti.
With Cesare Prandelli stating that he would treat this tournament as a rehearsal for the World Cup Italy are likely to take things seriously from the off, this game also represents Andrea Pirlo's 100th appearance for his nation, so I can not see the Mexican's winning. However a draw might suit both sides as they are very much likely to be fighting for 1 qualification place, with Brazil likely to take top spot in the group.
Although Italy are arguably a stronger side they will be tired after a long season in Europe and the great distances involved in travelling to Brazil for the tournament so they may not be 100%. With Mario Balotelli an injury doubt the Italians have their main goal threat taken from the team too.
All signs in this match point towards a cagey affair, likely to end in a low-scoring draw.
5pts - Draw @ 3.2 with Skybet
1pt - 0-0 Correct Score @ 8.0 with 188bet
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|Draw (0-0)||Bet365||3.20||6||1-2 LOST (-6 units)|
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