Barring a major upset in the Brazil v Cameroon game, this clash between Croatia and Mexico should decide who qualifies alongside the hosts for the Round of 16. Group A has proved as competitive as expected so read on as we take a look at this vital match and offer betting tips and live odds comparison to help you on your way.

Both sides could top the group with a win but in reality they are probably playing for second place behind Brazil. A draw would be enough for Mexico whilst the Croats have to win (unless Brazil lose, but Cameroon are 33/1 to beat them so we’ll rule that out!) and so we expect the tactically adept Mexicans to sit back and keep things tight.

They are yet to concede a goal at this World Cup and although Croatia have scored five – and conceded three – we think this will be a tight battle, especially with so much at stake.

Mexico are priced at odds of 2/1 here with BetVictor, surprisingly underdogs given their undoubted quality, whilst Croatia are on offer at 6/4 with Bet365 and the draw is 12/5 with Paddy Power and others.

However, our betting tips here steer clear of the match odds and instead look to goals – or a lack of them. Backing under 2.5 or even under 1.5 both appeal at odds of 8/11 and 11/5, both with Paddy Power.

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