World Cup 2022 Argentina vs Mexico, Tips & Predictions

By:
Simon Winter
11/26/2022
World Cup Predictions
Argentina vs Mexico - World Cup 2022

Argentina and Mexico continue their World Cup 2022 campaigns with a clash at the Lusail Iconic Stadium on November 26th. Argentina are favourites to bounce straight back from their shock defeat to Saudi Arabia according to the prices at 22bet. Keep reading to see our betting tips for this crucial contest and remember to check out our expert 22bet review to learn more about their odds, promos and welcome offer.

Argentina vs Mexico Best Odds

Argentina vs Mexico Betting Tips

Argentina’s loss to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday was a jaw-dropping result and the early defeat puts their qualification hopes in the balance. However, we’re tipping La Albiceleste to bounce straight back on matchday two. Mexico looked desperately short on goal-scoring power against Poland and they could be outgunned by an Argentinean side packed with expert finishers. With that in mind, the first of our three World Cup betting predictions tips the two-time champions to find their feet in Qatar with a win.

Argentina to Win – 4/7

Mexico lack zip in the final third, though El Tri were robust at the back against Poland on matchday one and they should be well-marshalled enough to keep the score down when they play Argentina on Saturday. The Mexicans allowed Poland to muster just six attempts at Stadium 974 and they have the defensive nous to keep things tight again this weekend. As a consequence, our second betting tip recommends backing under 2.5 goals to hit the net.

Under 2.5 Goals – 8/11

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez had a frustrating time of it against Saudi Arabia and the centre-forward had two goals ruled out in the first half by marginal offside calls. Despite having both efforts chalked off, Martinez displayed some superb skills to finish the chances off and the 25-year-old looks like the likeliest candidate to break Mexico’s lines again on Saturday

Lautaro Martinez to Score Anytime - 15/8

Argentina vs Mexico Analysis

Argentina

Argentina are two-time World Cup champions, though they haven’t lifted the trophy since 1986. The Argentineans arrived in Qatar with massive expectations, though their surprise loss to Saudi Arabia on matchday one has forced many to question their favourites tag.

Key Players: Lionel Messi, Angel di Maria, Lautaro Martinez

Team news: Head Coach Lionel Scaloni made a few surprise selections against Saudi Arabia and he is expected to shuffle his pack again for Saturday’s meeting with Mexico. Papu Gomez could be among the players to drop out of the XI.

Predicted Lineup: Emiliano Martinez - Molina, Lisandro Martinez, Otamendi, Tagliafico - Di Maria, De Paul, Paredes - Alvarez, Messi, Lautaro Martinez

Mexico

Mexico’s best-ever performance at a World Cup came in runs to the quarter finals in 1970 and 1986, though they have been eliminated in each of the last seven tournaments at the Last 16 stage. Their point against Poland on matchday one in Qatar offered them a decent platform to build on in 2022.

Key Players: Raul Jimenez, Jesus Manuel Corona, Edson Alvarez

Team news: Mexico have a full squad to choose from ahead of their tough test on Saturday and Argentinean Head Coach Gerardo Martino could select the same XI that drew with Poland on Tuesday.

Predicted Lineup: Ochoa - Sanchez, Montes, Moreno, Gallardo - Herrera, Alvarez, Chavez - Lozano, Vega, Martin

Argentina vs Mexico Prediction

Argentina were on the wrong end of one of the World Cup’s most-famous giant killings on Tuesday when they were turned over by Saudi Arabia, however, with their pride wounded, we expect to see a renewed focus and determination from La Albiceleste against Mexico. The Mexicans looked short on creativity in their 0-0 draw with Poland and our prediction backs Argentina’s superior firepower to make the difference against them at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

Argentina to win