- Lionel Messi’s Argentina was beaten in their opening World Cup fixture by Saudi Arabia
- Mexico played out a 0-0 draw in their opening fixture against Poland
If you’re looking for the latest World Cup predictions for Argentina vs Mexico, then look no further than Vegas Odds.
There will be a huge fixture for Lionel Messi and his Argentina side on Saturday, as they could be potentially eliminated from contention at the hands of Mexico. But, can one of the pre-tournament favorites get back on track with a huge victory at the Lusail Stadium?
Schedule and How To Watch
- When: Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 2:00 p.m ET
- Where: Lusail Stadium, Qatar
- How To Watch: FOX Sports
Argentina vs Mexico Vegas Odds
Team News and Game Preview
What a difference seven days make in the world of soccer. Last week, many experts were ready to hand the World Cup trophy to Argentina before a ball was kicked. However, now, they face the unlikely outcome of failing to make it out of the group stages for the first time since 2002. Therefore, the pressure will be on inexperienced coach Lionel Scaloni, as Argentina was on the receiving end of one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history against Saudi Arabia.
Before kick off, Saudi Arabia were as big as +3500 to beat Argentina, and that price rose to nearly +10000 at some sportsbooks at half time with Lionel Messi’s goal the only effort that stood in the first period. However, Saudi shocked their prestigious rivals, with two stunning strikes in the second period to put Scaloni and his side under intense pressure for this second fixture.
Things haven’t been going well for Gerardo Martino since his appointment as Mexican head coach, and the fans’ feelings towards the manager are unlikely to have been eased after a sub-par effort against Poland in their opening fixture. Mexico’s record of having made it out of the group stages in the previous seven editions of the World Cup looks in grave danger.
In fairness, Mexico did look like the team that wanted to win their opening fixture more, as they dominated the possession and recorded four shots on target. However, they needed to rely on the brilliance of Guillermo Ochoa, as the 37-year-old goalkeeper saved a penalty from Robert Lewandowski.
Argentina vs Mexico: Prop Bets
Lautaro Martinez to Score Anytime
Argentina looked void of ideas in their opening fixture, with their only goal coming from the penalty spot. Given there will be no value in siding with a Messi goal, it may be worth instead taking a chance on Lautaro Martinez.
The forward looked lively in the final third, as he played on the shoulder throughout the fixture against Saudi Arabia. He could get his first World Cup goal on Saturday, should the ball be delivered to him at the right time, which was something that the Argentineans got wrong time and time again on Tuesday.
|Prop Bet Selection||Vegas Odds|
|Lautaro Martinez to score anytime||+160|
World Cup Predictions: Argentina vs Mexico
Argentina has won their previous three internationals against Mexico at the World Cup and is unbeaten in ten. Despite their poor performance in the opening game, we expect Argentina to finally get their World Cup campaign up and running on Saturday against an out-of-sorts Mexico this weekend.