Saudi Arabia head into an encounter against Mexico in the World Cup this coming Wednesday. Their final group stage match will be played out at Lusail Stadium.
Following the second round of the group stage, Saudi Arabia are number three on three points, whereas Mexico have one point as number four. Saudi Arabia enter their upcoming game placed as number 51 in the FIFA world ranking. This leaves quite a gap to opponents Mexico, who enter the game ranked number 13 in the world.
Saudi Arabia lasting beyond the group stages at the World Cup was considered a big surprise before the tournament. They are in with a shot at first place though, but could also be done with when the night is over.
It has the look of a close battle to get through the group but with their qualifying campaign in mind Mexico could pose a threat to most opponents.
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Prediction
Saudi Arabia Form
Saudi Arabia are currently performing inconsistently, as they lost against Croatia by a 0-1 score, before winning 1-2 against Argentina. They lost again in their most recent match, this time 2-0 against Poland. Saudi Arabia claimed three wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing five along the way. They endured two defeats in this run.
Saudi Arabia scored six goals, conceded six and fought their way to a clean sheet five times in their previous ten matches.
In their past three games, Mexico lost 1-2 against Sweden, drew 0-0 with Poland, and lost 2-0 against Argentina. Mexico claimed three wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured defeat in four of the games in this run.
Mexico are currently decent goalscorers, as they managed a bearable 12 goals in the past ten outings for an average of 1.2 goals a game. Their opponents scored a total of nine goals, and while Mexico claimed a clean sheets five times, they conceded an average of 0.9 goals per match.
Saudi Arabia go into their third World Cup group match on three points, and pressure is on. With a bit of luck a draw could send them through, and how much are they willing to risk? Mexico have only one point to show for their efforts in their first two group matches, which is not great. At least they are still in with a chance of going through, but only if they win this final group match.
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Stats
- In the last 18 Saudi Arabia matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 19 of the last 21 Saudi Arabia matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Saudi Arabia have not lost 8 of the last 10 matches
- Saudi Arabia have conceded in the last 4 matches in a row
- Saudi Arabia have not won 5 of the last 7 matches
- In 17 of the last 19 Mexico matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Mexico have not won 6 of the last 8 matches
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Lineups
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Betting Tips
As the new World Cup campaign has recently started, we are still a bit in the dark, as to which striker will dominate the top scorer table for Saudi Arabia and Mexico this season. However, there might be some interesting prospects, when looking at the list of players who are in the best form at the moment.
Saudi Arabia claimed all three points three times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing five along the way. They endured defeat in two of the games in this run. Mexico have won three of their last 10 games, while drawing three and losing four in this series of matches.
Saudi Arabia saw over 2.5 goals in one of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 0.6 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Mexico, who managed to score 1.2 times in those matches.
In the last 10 games played, Saudi Arabia opened the scoring only once, while Mexico scored the opener four times in their last 10 games