Mexico v Croatia Odds, Live stream and free bets from the World Cup Group A

Up to date Mexico v Croatia odds plus team news and free bets offers with the winner set to qualify from Group A.

Croatia realistically need to beat Mexico if they are to qualify for the knock out stages of the tournament.

Both sides can qualify with a draw, however it would need a surprise Cameroon win over Brazil in the other Group A match.

If refereeing decisions had gone in Croatia’s favour they could be sitting on four points with Mexico, with hosts Brazil fortunate to beat Niko Kovac’s side.

Croatia were simply too good for Cameroon on Wednesday evening, with the African nation doing their best to embarrass themselves.

The returning Mario Mandzukic scored twice, with the impressive Ivan Perisic also getting on the scoresheet in a 4-0 win.

Mexico only need to avoid defeat to qualify for the last 16 again, after their goalless draw with Brazil.

El Tricolour are to yet to concede a goal at the 2014 World Cup and their pace from wide areas has troubled both opponents so far.

Croatia have the better head to head record, however Mexico won the most recent fixture, a 1-0 win in the 2002 World Cup.

World Cup best: Croatia third place (1998); Mexico twice quarter-finals (Last 1986)
2010 World Cup: Croatia DNQ ; Mexico last 16

Team news
Both sides are likely to remain unchanged, following impressive performances in their last outings.

Inter midfielder Mateo Kovacic is hopeful of a return, however the work ethic of Cruz Campos may keep him in the side.

The experienced Danijel Pranjic returned to face Cameroon and he looks set to continue at left full-back.

As for Mexico, Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez once again looks set to start on the bench, with Oribe Peralta preferred.

Rafael Marquez has enjoyed a brilliant campaign and will continue in the heart of Mexico’s three central defenders.

Croatia (4-2-3-1): Pletikosa; Srna, Corluka, Lovren, Pranjic, Rakitic, Modric, Perisic, Cruz Campos, Olic, Mandzuckic
Mexico (5-2-2-1):
Ochoa; F Rodriguez, Marquez, Moreno; Aguilar, Layun; Vazquez, Herrera; Guadrado, Dos Santos; Peralta

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