Being the current world champion, the German team, of course, is considered one of the favorites of the World Cup-2018.
In favor of “bundesteam” several factors testify at once. Firstly, Joachim Leva’s team went fantastic. “Mannshaft” won absolutely all the matches, becoming the only team from Europe, which it succeeded. Secondly, more than one European team did not score more qualification in Germany. And thirdly, Lev’s team won the Confederation Cup, even playing with a semi-reserve squad.
The team of Mexico results in friendly matches a little better. But the rivals in the “tricolor” were weaker. In 2018, wards Juan Carlos Osorio beat Bosnia – 1-0, Iceland – 3: 0, Scotland – 1: 0, tied with Wales – 0: 0, and lost to Denmark – 0: 2 and Croatia – 0: 1.
As you can see, the Mexicans played during this period exclusively with the European teams. This is quite logical, because the main rival in the group, except for the Germans, the Osorio team is Sweden.