With Croatia and hosts and World Cup favourites Brazil also in their group, this match between Mexico and Cameroon will be crucial for both sides if they are to be in with a chance of progressing to the knockout stages of the competition. But who will come out on top when they meet in Natal on the 13th June? Read on for the latest betting tips as we try to predict the outcome of Mexico v Cameroon.

Mexico – coached by Miguel Herrera – had a stuttering qualification campaign and had to rely on a play-off victory over New Zealand to make it to Brazil, whilst Volker Finke’s Cameroon were more assured, especially in their play-off victory over Tunisia. The Indomitable Lions have since earned an impressive 2-2 draw with Germany in a friendly match, and with Samuel Eto’o still having something to offer, they could have enough to get the victory here.

Cameroon are priced at excellent betting odds of 11/4 with Ladbrokes to get off to winning ways in Brazil, with Mexico (who beat Ecuador 3-1 in a friendly recently) available to back at 13/10 with BetVictor. The draw, which is priced at betting odds of 9/4 with Paddy Power, is sure to appeal to some who predict a tense, cagey match, but we think the Africans will take the game to Mexico and the latter have shown little to suggest they will be capable of withstanding Cameroon’s attacks.

As such our main betting tip here is to back Cameroon to win the match at nice betting odds of 11/4 with Ladbrokes as Eto’o and co make a winning start at Brazil 2014.

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