Football tips: Mexico to edge out Wales in low-scoring Saturday night friendly

Paddy tipster Andrew Cunneen isn't expecting a thriller at the Cardiff City Stadium.


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Now, we know the break from Premier League action isn’t ideal and even competitive internationals can be a trek at the best of times – but let me try and sell this friendly to you.

At 1pm on Friday, somebody somewhere was watching Uzbekistan and play Ghana B. That’s not really a promotional tagline for Wales and Mexico, but it should make you grateful for lesser evils if nothing else.

So sit back, take a breath, look up all the second-string Welsh and Mexican players you’ve never heard of, playing for clubs you don’t believe can be real to cheer up your Saturday evening which has somehow come to this.

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Wales v Mexico
Saturday, March 27 – 8pm
Sky Sports Premier League


Mexico to Win

The only reason I’m selecting this is because of the difference in the qualifying periods. Wales are coming off the back of a loss to Belgium while Mexico are priming themselves for their first game of the year.

It’s for that reason and that reason only that I can recommend this bet. The hosts are likely to hand caps to some of the lesser-known elements of his squad, including Rabbi Matondo and Ben Cabango.

Did I select those two players in particular because their names sort of rhyme and it flows nicer than anything that can go with Chris Gunter? Absolutely.

Under 2.5 Goals

These games aren’t competitive and Mexico will be solely focused on getting minutes into their legs. It’s not a case of trying to impress their gaffer for upcoming big games, nor a conquest for points to continue their indifferent history in World Cups – it’s about going to Wales and getting the job done.

Correct Score: 1-0 Mexico

It just feels right, doesn’t it?

Wales come away from this saying they did well to limit an experienced, exotic and fresher Mexico side to a single goal while gaining valuable minutes for their squad so they can feel more comfortable supplementing the starters for what will be a tough, long road to Qatar.

Mexico get a win under their belts and promise not to post any negative reviews from local Cardiff eateries on Tripadvisor and everyone goes home a winner of sorts. Especially you, as you’ve landed a few quid and didn’t have to suffer through this without remittance.

Wales v Mexico tips

Mexico to Win
Under 2.5 Goals
Correct Score: 1-0 Mexico

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