Argentina head into an encounter against Mexico on Saturday. Played out at Lusail Stadium, this is their second of three outings in the group stage at the World Cup. Argentina sits as number four with zero points following their opening group match, with Mexico having one point as number three. Mexico arrives at their next away game as number 13 in the FIFA world ranking. Meanwhile, Argentina are looking ahead to the game match as number 3 in the standings.
Argentina is a heavy favorite with the bookmakers to top their group. Argentina has enough quality in their ranks to also reach for a final at the World Cup. It has the look of a close battle to get through the group, but with their qualifying campaign in mind, Mexico could pose a threat to most opponents.
Argentina vs Mexico game predictions
Argentina vs Mexico Betting picks
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments, Argentina won eight times, drew one and lost one time. Mexico claimed three wins, drew three times and lost four in their last 10 games across all tournaments. Argentina has beaten Mexico in 3 consecutive meetings.
Over 2.5 goals happened six times in the past ten encounters between Argentina and Mexico, with Argentina scoring 2.4 goals on average per game. Mexico averaged 0.7 goals, while both teams scored six times. Over 2.5 goals came out eight times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Argentina, who scored an average of 2.7 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Mexico’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.2 goals in these matches. Argentina scored at least one goal in their last 10 matches on the spin.
Argentina scored the first goal of the game an impressive ten times out of the last ten games. Mexico got the opening goal in four out of their last ten away games. Argentina have been ready from the outset, scoring the opening goal no less than ten times in their previous 10 outings. Mexico scored the first goal of the game in four of their last 10 games. Both Team have scored in 3 last consecutive meetings between Argentina and Mexico.
Argentina vs Mexico Stats
- Argentina have not lost the last 36 matches in a row
- Argentina have won 7 of the last 8 matches without conceding a goal
- Argentina have scored in 32 of the last 34 matches
- Argentina have won the last 5 matches in a row while scoring more than 2.5 goals
- Argentina have won 11 of the last 13 matches
- In 15 of the last 17 Mexico matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 3 Mexico matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Mexico have scored in 6 of the last 7 matches
Argentina vs Mexico Preview
Argentina are looking to bounce back from a recent setback and get back to winning ways. In their last three matches, they first took out Honduras by 3-0, before beating Jamaica by 3-0. The winning streak came to an end against Saudi Arabia, who ran out 1-2 winners. Argentina have been pretty scary, winning eight of their last 10 games across all tournaments, while also managing to draw one of the games in the process. They suffered defeat one time. There are no shortage of goals, when Argentina enter the pitch, as they pulled off a formidable average of 2.7 goals per game. An excellent total of 27 goals scored, while allowing four goals against. The latter makes an average of 0.4 conceded per game. During this run, they fought their way to a clean sheet seven times.
Mexico added four points to their account in their previous three matches, starting off beating Iraq 4-0. A 1-2 defeat against Sweden followed, before sharing the points with Poland in a 0-0 draw. Mexico claimed three wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured defeat in four of the games in this run. Mexico scored 12 goals, conceded ten and managed a clean sheet five times in their previous ten matches.
World Cup Tournament Overview
Missing out on three points in their upcoming World Cup group match will be next to scandalous for Argentina. Assuming a few more tough matches are coming up, securing a win here is essential. Mexico have a mountain to climb in the second round of the World Cup, judging by the prices with the bookmakers. Anything but a defeat will be a remarkable result.