Here is our Match Prediction and tips for Saudi Arabia vs Mexico FIFA World Cup match
Saudi Arabia and Mexico both come into the final game of the group stage with a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.
The Arab nation made the headlines on their opening fixture as they beat one of the tournament favourites, Argentina to begin their campaign on the fly. Meanwhile, the Mexican side hasn’t come to full force as they have grabbed only one point from the opening two matches.
Mexico fell to a 2-0 defeat against South American rivals Argentina in the most recent outing and Saudi lost against the Polish side with the same scoreline with Barcelona forward Robert Lewandowski scoring his first-ever goal on the World Cup stage.
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico – Prediction and Tips
✅ Hirving Lozano to score for Mexico.
✅ Yellow Cards – 2.5
✅ No Clean Sheets for both teams.
✅ Match to be drawn.
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Date and time: 1st December 2022 at 12:30 AM IST
Match: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico
Competition: FIFA World Cup 2022 Group C
Venue: Lusail Stadium (Lusail, Qatar)
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico – Match Preview & Form
Saudi Arabia head into Wednesday with victory against the Mexican side and Argentina must draw/lose against the polish side, can progress them to the last 16 for the first time since 1994 and for the second time in their history.
Herve Renard’s Saudi Arabia went down against the Poland side after they surprised Lionel Messi’s Argentina side in the opening match. Goals from Piotr Zielinski and Robert Lewandowski sealed the three points for the side and a penalty from Salem Al-Dawsari was saved by the Juventus Goalkeeper,
Predicted Starting line-up (4-3-3): Al Owais, Abdulhamid, Awadh Al-Amri, Al-Tambakti, Al-Burayk, Mohamed Kanno, Al-Buraikan, Al-Abed, Al-Najei, Al-Dawsari, Al-Shehri
Form (in last 5 games; most recent is on the left side ): Lost Won Lost Draw Won
Mexico is winless in their last three outings, claiming one draw, and losing twice and will look to end the Qatar campaign on a brighter note as they face the Arab nation in the final group stage match.
Calculations must be plenty for El Tri as they would need to beat Saudi Arabia by a four-goal margin to qualify if Poland and Argentina played out a draw, or else they will need a five-goal margin if Argentina beat the Polish side.
Out of all the sides to have played two games so far, only Mexico and Tunisia haven’t scored once this edition. While Wolves forward, Raul Jimenez will be hoping to bring up his 100th cap for El Tri on their future decider in the competition.
Predicted Starting line-up (4-3-1-2): Guillermo Ochoa, Jorge Sanchez, Hector Moreno, Cesar Montes, Jesus Gallardo, Hector Herrera, Edson Alvarez, Luis Chavez, Hirving Lozano, Raul Jimenez, Alexis Vega
Form (in last 5 overall games; most recent is on the left side): Lost Won Lost Draw Won
Key Moments to Expect
Saudi Arabia always carries a strong side but we have faith in Mexico to finally end their drought in scoring boots and earn the win that may or may not be enough for qualification.
Mexico has made it to the knockout stages at every World Cup since 1994. Saudi Arabia can cause an upset and are a threat in front of the goal with players such as Salem Al-Dawsari. While Hirving Lozano and Raul Jimenez will be leading the attack for the North American side.
✅ More than 1 goal – Saudi Arabia to score first.
✅ Alexis Vega to get a goal/assist.