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Mens Olympic Football - Mexico v Gabon

By howtobet on July 28, 2012 in Betting Guide, Olympics

Group B is currently at a stalemate with all teams locked on 1 point after both games ended a draw. All teams look of a similar level so points will be at a premium. We take a look at the 2nd round game.

London 2012 Mens Olympic Football - Game Day 2 - Match 10.

Mexico U23 v Gabon U23 (Coventry 14:30) Best Match Odds:1.80 3.60 6.00. Best Outright Tournament Winner - Mexico 21.0 & Gabon 126.

Group B Table:

  1. Gabon            P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts 1 GF1 GA1 GD0
  2. Switzerland     P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts 1 GF1 GA1 GD0
  3. Mexico            P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts 1 GF0 GA0 GD0
  4. South Korea   P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts 1 GF0 GA0 GD0

Group Top Scorers:Abuymeyang 1, Mehmedi 1.

Last Game Analysis: Mexico were outplayed against South Korea for most parts of the game. Were surprisingly unadventurous and seemed intent on not losing rather than trying to win. Only really came alive in the 2nd half when Dos Santos came on as sub. Indeed they had several chances to snatch the win near the death but probably didnt deserve to. Defensively they were solid but they need to make more of a concerted effort to actually win the match. Gabon were another team to endure a shakey start. They were nervous and were all over the place, they eventually settled down and started to look more and more dangerous. Abuymeyang particularly was a constant menace. Gabon were energetic, hard working and direct. They will improve as the tournament moves on.

Betting Analysis: I wasn't at all impressed by Mexico, they were too conservative. They were strong at the back though and rarely looked troubled. They improved with the introduction of Dos Santos and will be a better team if he starts ahead of Peralta. Gabon were the typical African team, Naive at times but fast, powerful and direct. A very young and inexperienced team they should improve as they gain confidence. Its a difficult game to call again so we will look at the Unders/Overs markets. Game will be tight and Mexico will defend hard again. Under/Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 is the selection.

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