Last Updated on November 23, 2022 12:46 pm by Erwin Noguera
Great game this Saturday when Mexico and Argentina meet for the second matchday of Group C of the Qatar 2022 World Cup with the obligation to win.
Mexico achieved a sad goalless draw against Poland, leaving a bad image, and now they need to win to fight their way to the round of 16.
Argentina suffered the great surprise of the World Cup by losing against Saudi Arabia (2-1) in its debut and has no other option but to win.
Saturday, November 26 at 3:00 pm ET at the Lusail stadium
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Why Bet on Mexico
Mexico’s first game was as expected: not very good. Gerardo Martino’s team had been playing poorly for several months, and in the World Cup, they continued in the same vein, which was almost enough to leave them defeated, unless it was due to a great Memo Ochoa who saved a penalty from Robert Lewandowski.
The Tri knows that a defeat practically leaves them out of the World Cup, so they cannot go out and wait. In the duel against the Europeans, it was the Mexicans who proposed. They had 61% ball possession, 11 shots, and 4 on target, but couldn’t score a goal despite having three strikers from the start.
Despite the poor results in friendly matches, in the official ones, they are undefeated in 9 games.
Why Bet on Argentina
Speechless. This is how the world of soccer was left and especially the Argentines after the defeat against Saudi Arabia in the World Cup debut. The Albiceleste began winning with a penalty from Lionel Messi, but the Asians came back from behind in the second half and beat one of the great favorites to become champion. Although remember that Spain also started losing in 2010 and we all know how it ended.
The South American team did not know how to play against a team that advanced their lines and made them constantly fall offside (in Russia 2018 Argentina only received 6 whistles, while in the first half of this match they already had 7 and 10 in the whole set). But more worrying than that was that Lionel Scaloni did not know how to counter that defense and a team was without ideas.
Without a doubt, it was a bucket of cold water for the Argentine aspirations that, thanks to the tie between Mexico and Poland, they still depend on themselves to qualify, but they will have to improve because they will be two very tough tests and it has already seen that it is not “easy” as Dibu Martínez said on the day of the draw.
In addition, Argentina lost an unbeaten record of 36 games (since July 2, 2019) and was 1 away from the world record held by Italy; the first time they have lost to an Asian National Team in a World Cup; the first time Messi scores in a World Cup and loses.
Final Betting Analysis: Mexico vs. Argentina
A very good match between two teams with good players but who didn’t have a good first day and now must win, otherwise, they will go home. Argentina has a better team than its rival, and we don’t believe that Mexico is going to play the same way as Saudi Arabia, so the South Americans will be able to show their game better and it will help them win.
At MyBookie.ag we find that Argentina is the favorite of the match with a Moneyline of -172, while Mexico has +510 and the draw is +295.
The last time these two teams met was on September 10, 2019, in a friendly, and Argentina won 4-0 with a hat-trick from Lautaro Martínez and a penalty goal from Leandro Paredes, all in the first half. The last official match was in the round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where the Albiceleste won 3-1, and Maxi Rodríguez’s great goal in Germany 2006, when the South Americans won 2-1 in extra time, is well remembered.
Go for a straight win for Argentina in the Moneyline. If you bet $100 on the win at -172, you will gain $58 for a total payout of $158.