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Prediction: Brazil v Mexico 0

Posted on July 01, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Brazil win

Best odds: 1/2

Bookmakers: Bet365

In one of the most interesting last 16 games of World Cup 2018, Brazil and Mexico clash on Monday night, as the pre-tournament favourites look to seal their spot in the competitions quarter-finals.


Brazil started the tournament as favourites to lift the trophy and the Selecao remain the most fancied team to win World Cup 2018. Tite’s highly talented team are now 14 games unbeaten, having beaten Costa Rica and Serbia while drawing with Switzerland in the group stages.

Prediction: Mexico v Sweden 0

Posted on June 26, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Draw

Best Odds: 23/10

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Wednesday afternoon, Mexico and Sweden go head-to-head in Group F of the World Cup, as both teams attempt to advance to the knockout stages of the competition. The group is evenly balanced, and this game could be the key to deciding who qualifies for the last 16 of the competition.


Mexico have impressed at World Cup 2018, beating Germany and South Korea. However, despite the two victories, El Tri have still not sealed their position in the knockout stages of the competition.

Prediction: Germany v Mexico 0

Posted on June 15, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Germany win

Best Odds: 1/2

Bookmaker: Bet365

On Sunday afternoon, world champions Germany will start the defence of their title as they face Mexico in Group F of the World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium.


Germany cruised through qualifying with a perfect record. No team scored more than Die Mannschaft’s goal tally of 43 in European qualifying. At the other end of the pitch, they conceded just four times.

The team ranked first team in the world will be looking to become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to retain the World Cup.

Arsenal plotting Hirving Lozano move 0

Posted on October 10, 2017 by Milos Markovic

If reports from Spanish media outlet Marca are to be believed, Arsenal are interested in PSV Eindhoven striker Hirving Lozano.

The Spanish news outlet is suggesting Gunners have identified the Mexico international as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who is edging closer to Arsenal exit.

The Chilean superstar is nearing an end to his contract with the north London club and could be allowed to leave during the January transfer window as Arsene Wenger hopes to avoid losing one of his key men for free next summer.

Arsenal agree not to exercise buy-back clause for Real Sociedad’s Carlos Vela 0

Posted on June 24, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Real Sociedad have bought out Carlos Vela to erase the buy-back clause attached to his contract, which means he will remain with the Spanish La Liga on a four-year deal.

“This is my home, I am very happy in San Sebastian, there is no place like this, and I told the president that when he asked me about my intentions,” he said. “It would not be easy, but fortunately it has been resolved well and all parties are happy.”

Surely Arsenal re-signing Vela is a no-brainer? 2

Posted on June 11, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Guardian, Arsenal is set to activate the buy-back clause in the contract of Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela. The Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay is believed to have told Spanish radio station Cadena SER: “Arsenal have informed us that Vela would be with them next season.”

Small Fee

The buy-back fee of £3.5million is a very small amount for a player that has just enjoyed probably the most productive campaign of his career so far. The Mexican forward scored 16 goals in La Liga and got 12 assists.

Real Sociedad president says “Vela will be with Arsenal next season” 0

Posted on June 11, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Jokin Aperribay, the Real Socieded president has recently revealed, as reported in the Guardian, that Arsenal’s signing of Carlos Vela will be going through.

“Arsenal have informed us that Vela will be with them next season“, he said on radio station Cadena SER.

With manager Arsene Wenger having put a buy-back clause in his contract for around £3.5M, the London club can have Vela back now he’s matured and learned his trade after being sold to Spanish side Real Sociedad.

Scoring 16 goals and making 12 assists last season has certainly got Wenger’s attention, and the 78 chances he’s created will see Arsenal’s lone striker Olivier Giroud greatly benefit from the good service.

Carlos Vela move to Arsenal could be blocked 2

Posted on May 16, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Reports from various sources have suggested Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela is having difficulty with his proposed move back to Arsenal this summer. The Sociedad president was said to have flown to London recently to discuss with the club about the possibility of quashing the deal as they want to keep him.

The Mexican international, 25, has enjoyed a great spell in Spain since making the move from Arsenal. Vela has scored 15 goals and made 12 assists in the league this season. He has 46 in 125 games for Sociedad and admitted to having a buy-back clause of around £3M.

Could Carlos Vela return to Arsenal in the summer? 0

Posted on May 03, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

As reported on Daily Mail, Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela has revealed he could well make a return to the Emirates this summer if Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger triggers his buy-back option.

‘One possibility is my clause of €30million (£24.6m), but Arsenal can come back for me at €4million (£3.3m) at any time. I look at things differently these days and I won’t close the door on Arsenal, or any team in England. I think I’m better prepared to play in another country now.’

He added how he’s matured since his early days at Arsenal, which saw him struggle for goals and form – scoring just 11 times in 62 games.

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