Brazil will seek to put their 2018 World Cup campaign on track when they face Mexico in a Round of 16 clash on Monday, at 1600hrs (Zimbabwe time) at the Samara Arena in Samara.
Brazil, though far from convincing at the World Cup, managed to win the Group finishing ahead of second placed Switzerland, Serbia and Costa Rica.
Brazil drew 1-1 with Switzerland in their opener and left it very late to claim a 2-0 win over Costa Rica , they then beat Serbia 2-0 to eventually emerge as group winners.
On the other hand Mexico recorded the biggest shock results of the tournament getting the scalp of defending champions Germany in the opener before beating South Korea 2-1. Mexico followed that up with a 3-0 defeat to Sweden bringing into question their ability to keep momentum.
Brazil Predicted Line Up: 1. A. Becker, 22 Fagner, 2 T. Silva, 3 Miranda, 6 F. Luis, 15 Paulinho, 5 Casemiro, 19 Willian, 11 P. Coutinho, 9 G. Jesus, 10 Neymar
Mexico Predicter Line Up: 13 G. Ochoa, 23 J. Gallardo, 3 C. Salcedo, 2 H. Ayala Castro, 7 M. Layun, 22, H. Lozano, 14 J. Hernandez, 11 C. Vela, 18 A. Guardado, 6 J. dos Santos, 16 H. Herrera
Brazil dominate the head to head over Mexico having won 23 of the their 40 meetings, Mexico have won 10 while 7 ended as draws
At World Cups the two teams have met 4 times with Brazil winning three of those.
A goalless draw in Fortaleza At World Cup 2014 in Brazil, is the only of the four encounters between the two sides that did not end in a Brazil victory.
Mexico to draw: 4.4
Brazil and Mexico to draw after 90 minutes: 7.6