Confederations Cup Betting: Brazil to send Mexico packing

Brazil can take a huge step towards the last four of the Confederations Cup on Wednesday evening with victory over Mexico, who need at least a draw against the hosts to avoid elimination from the tournament.

The Selecao got the tournament off to a flying start on Friday with Neymar’s brilliant effort setting the tone for a comfortable 3-0 win over Japan.

And Luis Felipe Scolari’s men are heavy favourites again (1.38) against a Mexico side that were out thought and outplayed by Italy, but a better value bet is Brazil on the three-way 1-0 handicap at 2.06.

Neymar’s confidence will be sky high and he is sure to be close to the goals again, with odds of 4.70 to open the scoring again a decent price. Hulk, who came close to finding the net against Japan, is an even more tempting 6.25 to score first. Indeed, having already scored, Neymar's odds of finishing top scorer in the tournament are still reasonable at 10.00.

Brazil will be buoyed by the home support, who will be right behind them after such a dominant display against Japan. This game against Mexico can go one of two ways: Either it will be a tense and cautious game or - more likely - it will be played with pace and pupose with both sides trying to find an early advantage.

For that reason, it would be wise to back an early goal in this one with odds for a goal inside the first 15 minutes available at 3.00.

Early goal or not, Brazil should have more than enough to maintain their 100% start to the tournament and send Mexico home.

Best bet: Brazil to win on the 3-way handicap at 2.06