Ace Football team previews the World Cup clash between Argentina and Mexico and offers the latest team news, stats, and free betting tips with the best odds.
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.
Following the first round of the World Cup group stage, Argentina are number four with zero points in Group C, while Mexico have one point as number three. Argentina are number 3, while Mexico are number 13 in the FIFA world ranking.
Argentina are heavy favourites with the bookmakers to top their group and have enough quality in their ranks to also reach for the final of the World Cup. Few people expect Mexico to be challenging for the title, but with the right amount of luck, they have enough spunk to squeeze into the next round.
Position in the World Cup standings: Argentina vs Mexico
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. Defensively, Mexico put up a strong performance in their opening game at World Cup against Poland, but offensively more is needed. Still, there have been other coming champions who opened their campaign with a goalless draw.
Team form: Argentina vs Mexico
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. The Albiceleste 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.
In has been a bit of everything for Mexico in their previous three matches, as they first beat Iraq by 4-0. This was followed by a disappointing 1-2 defeat against Sweden, before an encounter with Poland produced a 0-0 draw. The Tricolor 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.
Betting stats and facts for Argentina and Mexico
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Argentina and Mexico. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.
- Argentina have not lost 36 of the last 37 matches
- Argentina have scored in 33 of the last 35 matches
- Argentina have won 7 of the last 9 matches without conceding a goal
- In 14 of the last 16 Argentina matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Argentina have won 5 of the last 6 matches while scoring more than 2.5 goals
- 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
In-form players: Argentina vs Mexico
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Lionel Messi, who is performing well for Argentina. He found the back of the net 11 times in his most recent outings. He’ll be out to add more goals against Mexico. The visitors will be looking to Ernesto Vega to find the net once again, after managing two goals for Mexico in recent matches.
Popular markets: Argentina vs Mexico
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 have beaten Mexico in 3 consecutive meetings.
Both teams to score
Argentina have scored the first goal of the game in each of the last ten games. Mexico scored the opening goal in four of a possible ten games. Argentina won an impressive seven of these matches without conceding a single goal. Will they manage to add another clean sheet with three points? Depending on your betting strategy, a home win to nil certainly looks worth considering for an accumulator. Both teams scored in the last 3 consecutive meetings between Argentina and Mexico.
Argentina saw over 2.5 goals in eight of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 2.7 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Mexico, who managed to score 1.2 times in those matches. Argentina scored at least once in their previous 10 matches.
Betting tip: Argentina vs Mexico
To summarize, the upcoming World Cup clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Argentina vs Mexico mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.