Mexico vs. Gabon: Bold Predictions for Game's Top Players

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Mexico vs. Gabon: Bold Predictions for Game's Top Players
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Although the Olympics officially began Friday evening, the first round of the men's soccer tournament kicked off on Thursday afternoon. The results for the most part weren't all that surprising. With the exception of Japan's shocking 1-0 upset over Spain, most of the other results went as expected by experts.

This includes Group B, a fascinatingly even group where every match so far has been a draw. Gabon, Mexico, South Korea and Switzerland all enter Sunday's second game tied with one point each. This brings an added importance to both games on Sunday with this group so closely contested.

The favorite for the group is Mexico. An impressive, young team that is considered a threat to win the entire tournament, Mexico is expected to make it out of group play. The same cannot be said for Gabon's soccer team, which has never qualified for the World Cup and is happy simply to be at the Olympics.

So will Mexico blow past Gabon and continue its march toward a gold medal? Or will Gabon shock us by pulling off the draw or even an upset win?

Here are my bold predictions for the clash between Mexico and Gabon on Sunday. 

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