Experiencing a rather mixed results during their world cup 2018 group stage, Brazil seemingly looking more confident as they enter the knock out stage and ready to sent Mexico packing.
Winning their last group game match against Serbia, somewhat increased Selecao believes in their mission to advance into quarter final and probably even winning it all.
Despite having a strong confidence with themselves, Brazil certainly acknowledge that it won’t be easy for Tite’s men to seemingly overcome El Tri without hard work.
Tactically, Selecao players are preparing their best to face up against Mexico, including expecting Juan Carlos Osorio’s men to put on a strong pressing game straight from kick off.
Brazil seemingly aware with the danger that their opponent’s pressing game can do, but on the other end, Neymar and co hoping that it can also create more space for them to take advantage on.
Mexico themselves understand that they will be the underdog coming into the Monday match against Selecao, but that won’t stop El Tri from believing that they can get through into the quarter final.
Losing one of their main defenders, Hector Moreno, will certainly bring some concern for Osorio’s side, but have already prepared themselves playing without him.
Almost not making it though into the last 16 following their heavy 3-0 defeat against Sweden, somewhat triggered Mexico players to improve themselves and make some redemption after that disappointing result.
Probable starting line up:
Brazil: Alisson(g); Fagner, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Filipe Luis; Casemiro, Paulinho; Willian, Philippe Coutinho, Neymar, Gabriel Jesus.
Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa(g); Miguel Layun, Hugo Ayala, Carlos Salcedo, Jesus Gallardo; Hector Herrera, Jonathan Dos Santos, Andres Guardado; Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez, Hirving Lozano.