Argentina vs. Mexico Predictions & Betting Tips

The Copa America Champions are heavy favourites in this week’s World Cup Argentina vs. Mexico predictions. Lionel Messi may have just one more opportunity to secure the coveted trophy and will be keen to make an impression on Saturday – especially after the shock defeat to Saudi Arabia.

Argentina vs. Mexico odds

1 – Argentina to win – 11/20

2 – Argentina to win the World Cup – 17/2

3 – Argentina to score over 1.5 goals – 10/11

4 – Both teams to score – 6/5

5 – Over 2.5 goals scored – 11/10

Argentina take on Mexico at the stadium Lusail Stadium on Saturday, hoping to make a solid impression in match day two. Having secured the Copa American and Finalissima trophies in recent years, the Albiceleste will be hoping to secure the full house and win this competition for the first time since 1986.

Ahead of the match Argentina are very much the dominant team, boasting a number of world-class stars in the squad. The South American team have rarely looked equal to the sum of their parts however, and now have to come back from that shock result in the first game.

The odds are still very much in Argentina’s favour ahead of Saturday’s clash, and their odds to win the tournament outright are now a little more attractive. A bet on Argentina to win the whole thing is our tip ahead of the weekend action.

The clash with Mexico will undoubtedly provide further evidence of whether Scaloni’s team can live up to their pre-tournament billing. One key factor is likely to be the form of captain Lionel Messi, who has looked back to his sparkling best this season. The number 10 could well retire from international football at the end of the tournament but will undoubtedly be the main man here.

Of course, despite all the talk about Argentina, Saturday’s game is by no means a foregone conclusion. Mexico have proven themselves a highly organised team that will challenge their opponents all across the pitch.

Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano has provided six goal contributions for Napoli this season and his pace will provide a real threat for the Albiceleste back line. A bet on both teams to score might therefore be a solid move, whilst a wager on over 2.5 goals scored could also pay off this weekend.

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Argentina vs. Mexico last five matches

Argentina last five matches

Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia

UAE 0-5 Argentina

Jamaica 0-3 Argentina

Argentina 3-0 Honduras

Argentina 5-0 Estonia

Mexico last five matches

Mexico 0-0 Poland

Mexico 1-2 Sweden

Mexico 4-0 Iraq

Mexico 2-3 Colombia

Mexico 1-0 Peru

Argentina top World Cup qualification goalscorers

Lionel Messi – 7

Lautaro Martinez – 7

Ángel Di Maria – 3

Nicolás González – 3

Joaquin Correa – 2

Mexico top World Cup qualification goalscorers

Raúl Jiménez – 3

Henry Martin – 2

Alexis Vega – 2

Hirving Lozano – 1

Rogelio Funes Mori – 1

Argentina vs. Mexico line-ups

Argentina (4-3-3) Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna; De Paul, Paredes, Mac Allister; Messi, Martinez, Di Maria

Mexico (4-2-3-1) Ochoa; Sanches, Montes, Moreno, Gallardo; Alvarez, Herrera, Chavez; Vega, Lozano, Martin  

Argentina team news

Lionel Scaloni has a number of decisions to make ahead of Saturday’s clash with the fitness of Lionel Messi still in doubt. The coach has experimented with a 4-2-3-1 formation in the past which could see Alessandro Gomez step into the number 10 role should the captain be unavailable.

Mexico team news

The form and fitness of Raúl Jiménez remain a concern for Gerardo Martino who may look to field Hirving Lozano as a false nine against Argentina. Rogelio Funes Mori could also play a role up front but is likely to start on the bench on Saturday evening.

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