World champions of 2014, Germany is looking to defend their trophy whereas Mexico is super confident to take on the toughest challenge and come out victorious from the toughest division in the WC pool. It will be a difficult task for Mexican side as Germany has won all 11 qualifiers this world cup.
Germany faces Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, with kick-off scheduled at 4 pm BST, and 11 am ET on Sunday, June 17. BBC will televise the match and all viewers can stream it live on BBC if they have a valid TV license.
Further, the match will be live on iPlayer and many online portals including playerswiki will be covering it live while the match kicks off.
Many MC's and football pundits have picked Germany in a 2-1 victory over Mexico in the very first game in group F. As per our predictions, taken via a social media poll, we see a 1-1 draw at the end of the final result between Germany and Mexico's game. Germany to beat Mexico 2-1.
The batting line-up is at 8:1 for Germany's win meaning you would have to invest $800 to get $100 extra if you are supporting Germany. Mexico has nothing to lose against the defending world champions, whose form heading into the finals has been questionable at best.
According to our social media poll, Germany is seen as the fan's favorite whereas Mexico odds to win on today's game remain a feeble possibility with 13:2 meaning 2 out of 13 people expect Mexico to win. Most MC's and fans expect Timo Werner to be the first goalscorer.
Further, fans expect RB Leipzig to be dropped from Germany's side to be the world cup cap's first choice striker on today's game and 13 out of 14 fans predict him to be the top scorer for German's side. Muller's scoring odds are rated at 2:9 for his header score and 3 out of 10 people favor him to be the best scorer today.
Germany has faced Mexico 11 times and has won Mexico six times drawing one. Most recent German victory against Mexico was in last year's FIFA Confederations Cup where Germany beat Mexico by 4 to 1. Today they are meeting for the fourth time in WC finals.
2014 World Cup winners need to break some prejudices about qualifiers this year as three out of last four World Cup winners (Spain in 2014, Italy in 2010 and France in 2002), have failed to make it out of the group stage as defending champions.
Note: Only two sides have ever managed to win the trophy back-to-back: Italy in 1934 and 1938 and Brazil in 1958 and 1962.
Despite fans and many football gurus supporting German squad on a 2-1 victory over Mexico, PW predicts the match to end up in a 1-1 draw, both teams shared one point each.