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World Cup: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico – Match preview

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Saudi Arabia head into an encounter against Mexico in the World Cup on Wednesday. Their final group stage match will be played out at Lusail Stadium.

After the second round of Group C, Saudi Arabia are currently number three on three points, while Mexico have one point as number four. Saudi Arabia enter their upcoming game placed as number 51 in the FIFA world ranking. This leaves quite a gap to opponents Mexico, who enter the game ranked number 13 in the world.

Judging by the prices from the bookmakers, it would be a huge surprise to see Saudi Arabia lasting beyond the group stages at the World Cup. They are one of the biggest outsiders of all the teams to enter this competition. 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.

World Cup table overview: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico

Saudi Arabia go into their third World Cup group match on three points, and will be keen on getting through this round without defeat. Even drawing here could be enough to see them through to the next round. Mexico enter their final round of the group with a very clear target. Having claimed just one point so far, they need a win; otherwise it is bye-bye and see you next time.

Team form: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico

Saudi Arabia Form

Saudi Arabia are currently performing inconsistently, as they lost against Croatia by a 0-1 score, before winning 1-2 against Argentina. They lost again in their most recent match, this time 2-0 against Poland. The Green Falcons claimed a modest three wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew five of the games, whilst losing two.

Mexico Form

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. The Tri claimed a modest three wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew three of the games, whilst losing four.

Betting facts for Saudi Arabia and Mexico

Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when placing bets on the upcoming game between Saudi Arabia and Mexico. The facts are based on the stats from games played out across all tournaments.

  • In the last 18 Saudi Arabia matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 19 of the last 21 Saudi Arabia matches, the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • Saudi Arabia have not lost 8 of the last 10 matches
  • Saudi Arabia have conceded in the last 4 matches in a row
  • Saudi Arabia have not won 5 of the last 7 matches
  • In 17 of the last 19 Mexico matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Mexico have not won 6 of the last 8 matches

In-form players: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico

Having scored two times, Salem Al-Dawsari will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Mexico hope Alexis Vega can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of two goals.

Full-time result

In their last 10 matches across all tournaments, Saudi Arabia won three times, drew five and lost two times. Mexico claimed three wins, drew three times and lost four in their last 10 games across all tournaments.

Both teams to score

Surprisingly, Saudi Arabia only scored the first goal of the match in one out of their last ten games. Mexico scored the opening goal in four of a possible ten games. In the last 10 games played, Saudi Arabia opened the scoring only once, while Mexico scored the opener four times in their last 10 games

Total goals

Saudi Arabia saw over 2.5 goals in one of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 0.6 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Mexico, who managed to score 1.2 times in those matches.

Suggested bet: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico

The match between Saudi Arabia and Mexico should be an interesting one to watch and play some bets on, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this World Cup game.