These two teams are the favorites to make it out of their group that also includes Japan and South Africa. A good start in this opening match would go a long way in helping either team to make strides towards eventual qualification.
Mexico were Olympic champions back in 2012 and would welcome a repeat of the feat. France, despite their football prowess have not been impressive in this tournament since they last won it in 1984. This is another chance to redeem themselves.
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Mexico won the March CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship to qualify for this year’s edition. All the players in the squad play in the domestic league except 2 members. Nevertheless, several players are regular members of the senior national team so they have good experience.
Mexico will be keen to avoid a repeat of Olympics 2016 when they were knocked out in the group stages. An opening win is important in setting them in the path to qualification.
The Olympics is one area where France football has underperformed despite the country being one of the best in the international stage. They are back at the Olympics for the first time since 1996 and will be hoping to finally conquer this tournament after a long time.
Majority of the members of the French squad have been drawn from Ligue 1, in addition to veterans Andre Gignac and Florian Thauvin. Potential players who participated in Euro 2020 have been omitted from this Olympic squad but France still has a formidable team.
Mexico’s under 23 team have played together for longer and registered some impressive results in recent games (W4 D2). Real Betis winger Diego Lainez, already a member of the senior national team, has been called to bolster the Mexican attack.
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France’s squad led by Thauvin and Gignac is also capable of producing some attacking football. There is a high chance of each time getting at least a goal in this match, hence our tip is Both Teams to Score.
BETTING TIP TODAY: Both Teams to Score @ 2.07 odds.
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