We’ve got a match between Saudi Arabia and Mexico on our hands which will kick off this coming Wednesday. The final game of the World Cup group stages will take place at Lusail Stadium. Saudi Arabia have three points as number three after the first two rounds of group games, with Mexico ranked as number four with one point. Mexico take on Saudi Arabia as number 13, whereas the home side sit as number 51 in the FIFA world ranking.
Seeing Saudi Arabia last beyond the group stage at the World Cup would probably be a surprise to even themselves. It looks like even a point in the three group matches would be an achievement. 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.
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Match predictions
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Betting Picks
Saudi Arabia claimed all three points three times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing five along the way. They endured defeat in two of the games in this run. Mexico have won three of their last 10 games, while drawing three and losing four in this series of matches.
Over 2.5 goals came out one time in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Saudi Arabia, who scored an average of 0.6 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Mexico, who managed to score 1.2 times in those matches.
Surprisingly, Saudi Arabia only scored the first goal of the match in one out of their last ten games. Mexico got the opening goal in four out of their last ten away games. Mexico have kept their opponents from scoring five times in their previous 10 matches. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia have been able to keep a clean sheet in five of their last 10 games.
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Stats
- In the last 17 Saudi Arabia matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 18 of the last 20 Saudi Arabia matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Saudi Arabia have not lost 8 of the last 9 matches
- Saudi Arabia have conceded in the last 3 matches in a row
- Saudi Arabia have scored in 5 of the last 7 matches
- In 16 of the last 18 Mexico matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Mexico have scored in 6 of the last 8 matches
- In 3 of the last 4 Mexico matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Mexico have not won 5 of the last 7 matches
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Saudi Arabia Form
Showing inconsistent form, Saudi Arabia lost two of their past three matches, going down 0-1 against Croatia, before beating Argentina 1-2. The joy was short-lived, as Poland proved too strong in a 2-0 defeat. Saudi Arabia claimed a modest three wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew five of the games, whilst losing two. Saudi Arabia scored six goals, conceded six and fought their way to a clean sheet five times in their previous ten matches.
Mexico only managed to gain a single point in their past three games, which kicked off with a 1-2 defeat against Sweden. A 0-0 draw with Poland followed, before Argentina ran out 2-0 winners. Mexico claimed a modest three wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew three of the games, whilst losing four. Mexico scored 12 goals, conceded nine and managed a clean sheet five times in their previous ten matches.
Saudi Arabia are looking at three points after the first two rounds of World Cup fixtures, meaning they are still in with a good chance of qualifying for the next stage. Even a draw might see them qualify from the group. Mexico have only one point to show for their efforts in their first two group matches, which is not great. At least they are still in with a chance of going through, but only if they win this final group match. Since Maryland online sports betting went live, you can place bets!