*All odds are correct at the time of writing but are also subject to change, so double-check them.
After the very interesting first round in Group C at World Cup 2022, Argentina and Mexico will meet in the second round on Saturday, November 26th. So, make sure to check our preview of the game to get some useful info and free betting tips.
Argentina vs Mexico World Cup 2022 Prediction
Argentina will be desperate to bounce back with a win against Mexico on matchday 2 after suffering a humiliating 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia. Mexico also go in search of a win following a goalless draw against Poland which was easily the worst game of the tournament so far.
Argentina to Win
Argentina have won six of their last seven games against Mexico and haven't lost a game against this particular opponent since 2004. The South Americans might have lost their opening game against Saudi Arabia but you can bet that they will respond with plenty of passion and desire against Mexico. Mexico looked toothless against Poland and don't seem to carry that same goal threat they have in previous World Cup editions.
Lautaro Martinez to Score
Martinez had a great season with Inter Milan and in Argentina's opening game against Saudi Arabia, the striker did score two goals but sadly they were offside. A decent performance from the Inter Milan frontman was overshadowed by his side's shock defeat as you would expect, but we're backing Martinez to score against Mexico and get his team back to winning ways.
Latest Statistics and Odds for Argentina vs Mexico
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The shocking loss to Saudi Arabia shook Argentina to the core, but the team is still in play for the next stage and Mexico is their next, and potentially, last obstacle in their quest for progression. So, let's take a closer look at the average odds for this exciting duel:
- Argentina odds: 59/100 (1.59)
- Draw odds: 16/5 (4.20)
- Mexico odds: 7/1 (8.00)
It's clear from these odds that Argentina is once again a clear favourite to win the game, with their win probability being 62.9%. Likewise, the average odds on Mexico suggest that their chances of winning this match are very low with a win probability of just 12.5. Lastly, the probability of this match ending in a draw is 23.8%.
When it comes to goals, the bookies obviously don't expect to see a lot of them in this match since the average odds on under 2.5 total goals are 33/50 (1.66), which implies probability of 60.2%. Meanwhile, the average odds for over 2.5 total goals are 15/11 (2.36), which is a 42.3% probability.
However, if you are looking for the highest odds, you want to check out the correct score betting market. According to average odds, the most likely correct scores for Argentina vs Mexico are 1-0 and 2-0 to Argentina.
These two teams known each other very well since they met three times in the last four games. However, Mexico failed to find a solution to Argentina in all of those games, losing every match while failing to score a single goal. So, the Argentinians clearly know how to handle Mexico, but they are shaken right now and that could be a chance for Mexico to break this losing streak against Argentina.
Will Argentina Prevail Against Mexico?
Nobody in their right mind saw Saudi Arabia beating Argentina on matchday 1 but it happened. Argentina started the game so well with Messi converting a penalty but a series of offside goals seemed to hit the Argentina side hard and in the second forty-five, they were outplayed and outfought by the Saudi Arabian players and deserved to lose the game. Argentina simply have to respond with a win against Mexico and we believe they will but if they don't, Messi's World Cup career will end on a very sour note.
Argentina Predicted Lineup:
E. Martinez – Montiel, Romero, Li. Martinez, Tagliafico – De Paul, Paredes, Fernandez – Messi, La. Martinez, Di Maria
Mexico played out a goalless draw with Poland which might not look like a bad result following Argentina's surprise defeat. However, the game itself was poor and both Mexico and Poland will have to improve in the final third if they want to get out of this group and go any further in the World Cup as a solid defence alone won't be enough. Mexico need to get more out of their forwards and that could be tricky seeing as their best striker, Jimenz, hasn't played much football over the last year or so.
Mexico Predicted Lineup:
Ochoa – Sanchez, Montes, Moreno, Gallardo – Herrera, Alvarez, Guardado – Lozano, Martin, Vega
Top FAQs for Argentina vs Mexico in the World Cup Group Stage
- Where can I watch the match live? – ITV, ITVX, STV, and STV Player.
- Where is the game going to be played? – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail.
- What is the starting time of the fixture? – 19:00 UK, 20:00 CET.