ICE vs MEX International Friendly Dream 11 Football Prediction Fantasy Team News
Mexico vs Iceland
ICE vs MEX MATCH PREVIEW:
Mexico qualified for their eighth consecutive World Cup, while their opponent in this match, Iceland, will be playing in their first-ever global showpiece event in Russia.
For a country so small, this really is a big achievement. To produce so many talented footballers from such a sparse population shows that hard-work and efficient use of resources can reap rich dividends.
While from Mexico we can expect a tough game. They are always a tough nut to crack in International matches while going forward they are as dangerous as any team in the world. In Jimenez, Lozano, and Vela, they possess good attacking threat, and Iceland need to be at their toes if they are to get any decent result from this match.
In terms of head-to-head, there’s nothing to separate both these sides. They have faced each other three times and the games have always been close on each occasion. The first meeting was way back in 2003 which ended in 0-0. While the next meeting came in 2010 and the result was same as before.
Their last meeting came in 2017 when Alan Pulido’s twenty-first-minute strike was the difference as Mexico finally got the better of Iceland in a football match.
Heading into this match, the form of both the team suggests that it could be another close affair in California. Iceland have won four, drew one and lost just once in their last six games.
Mexico, on the other hand, have won three, drew two and lost one game in their last six games.
So based on those stats, the match is difficult to call-
Are you ready for this battle? Choose your fantasy team wisely-
Match Timing: Tomorrow, March 24, 07:30 AM IST
Venue: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Recent wins (Last Six matches)
Mexico – D W L D W W
Iceland – W W L D W W
ICE vs MEX TEAM NEWS:
Old Guard Rafael Márquez has been left out of the squad by Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio, while Giovani dos Santos met the same fate. However, West Ham United striker, Javier Hernández, and Real Betis midfielder Andrés Guardado have been included in the squad.
Ochoa (GK); Salcedo, Araujo, Moreno, Layun; Herrera, Molina, Guardado; Vela, Jimenez, Lozano
Iceland will be without Everton’s playmaker Gylfi Sigurðsson who misses out through injury. While striker Finnbogason is not the part of the squad as he is ineligible. So Sigþórsson will be leading the attack on his country. While Aston Villa’s Bjarnason is their best bet in the midfield to create something meaningful in the match.
Halldorsson (GK); Saevarsson, Arnason, Sigurdsson, Magnusson; Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, Hallfredsson, Bjarnason; Finnbogason, Bodvarsson
Mexico- 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, Copa America Runners Up- 1993, 2001
Iceland- No International Title yet
Mexico – Vela, Jimenez, Lozano
Iceland – Sigþórsson, Bjarnason
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Mexico to win 2-0.
ICE VS MEX FANTASY TEAM:
This ICE vs MEX match preview is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above.