World Cup 2022: Mexico vs Argentina Prediction
Mexico vs Argentina Prediction
When is Argentina most likely to score a goal? Based on our analysis, Argentina is likely to score in the first half.
When is Mexico likely to score a goal? Mexico is more likely to score in the second half.
Who is likely to score a goal for Argentina? Messi is likely to score for Argentina.
Who is most likely to score for Mexico? Gimenez is more likely to score for Mexico.
Goal Prediction? Argentina: 1, Mexico: 1
Statistical analysis is based on historic performance. Player performance in the match may not necessarily replicate the recent performances
As Argentina takes on Mexico on Saturday at Lusail Stadium, an old rivalry will be reignited. In the wake of the first Matchday’s results, the Contest will become even more intense.
On Matchday 1, Argentina faced Saudi Arabia in what was supposed to be a cakewalk but instead ended up losing 2-1 to the underdogs.
Saleh Al-Shehri and an outstretched goal from Dawsari in the second half sealed Saudi Arabia’s triumph after Messi gave Argentina the lead with a penalty kick in the first half.
Mexico, which is in a deadlock with Poland, looked dangerous for a large portion of the game because to its intense pressing and potent offensive options, must be optimistic coming into the contest.
Argentina vs Mexico Prediction: Goal Analysis (World Cup Qualification: Last five matches)
- Argentina in its last five matches has won three and drawn two and has four clean sheets in the last five games.
- The total goal aggregate for the last four matches is 7: 2 Argentina averaged 1.4 goals per match and conceded 0.40 goals per match.
- Two of Argentina’s matches have resulted in two or more goals. Against Chile, Argentina scored 2 goals and against Venezuela, it scored 2.
- Approximately 56% of Argentina’s goals in the World Cup qualification came in the First half.
Mexico Goal Analysis (World Cup Qualification: Last five matches)
- In the last five games, Mexico has won three and drawn 2 and is yet to concede a goal.
- Mexico has been inconsistent in goal scoring with only four goals scored and two of them came against El Salvador.
- The average goal scored by Mexico in the last five games is 0.8 with an aggregate total of 4-0.
- Mexico’s average 1st goal came in 50-60 minutes with Jimenez scoring two of those.
Mexico vs Argentina Prediction: Last game attack analysis
Argentina might find itself unlucky. despite 2.26 xG scored only one goal. Argentina controlled the game for most of the Period and shot 15 goals with 6 shots on target with a shooting accuracy of 40% . Most of Argentina’s xG came in the first half, with the South American team averaging 1.23 expected goals. Argentina’s dominance can be concurred by its 76% of the shots coming from Inside the box.
Insights: Argentina’s most attacking play comes in the first half.
Overall, Poland and Mexico played a defensive game with less significant scoring opportunities. Mexico’s attack was stronger than Poland’s, with a total xG of 0.78 goals. Mexico played more offensively dangerous football against Poland, barring penalties. Mexico had an accuracy of 31% on 11 shots, which is 10% below average and just 4 of those were on target. With a total xG of 0.38 and more shots in the second half, Poland, similar to World Cup Qualification, appeared more dangerous.
Mexico vs Argentina Prediction: Forward Statistics
Argentina: World Cup Qualification Statistics
- Lionel Messi has participated in 15 games. and has scored 7 goals while taking 42 shots overall, 29 of which have been on target. In World Cup Qualification, Lionel Messi averaged 61 passes per game, completed 84% of his passes, and did not provide any assists.
- In his 14 games, Lautaro Martinez has taken 37 shots overall, 16 of them on goal, and he has also scored 7 goals. In the World Cup Qualification, Lautaro Martnez has three assists and an average of 21 passes per game with a 77% pass completion rate.
- Angel Di Mara has played 13 games, taken 21 shots total, 12 of them on target, and scored 3 goals. Angel Di Mara averages 15 passes per game, completes them 79% of the time, and assists once.
World Cup Goals: Argentina (2022)
- Messi: 1 (Penalty)
- Mexico’s top dog is Raul Jimenez. According to his statistics, Jimenez started 8 of the 9 games he appeared in for the World Cup Qualifying and scored a total of 3 goals (0.39 goals per game), all of which came from penalty kicks.
- The second-highest goal scorer for Mexico during the World Cup Qualifying was Alexis Vega. At 0.41 goals per game, the offensive midfielder scored twice as many goals.
- Another notable goal scorer was Henry Martin. For Mexico, Martin didn’t make a single game-opening start. Martin averaged 1.12 goals per game while scoring 2.
Mexico World Cup Goals:
Mexico vs Argentina Prediction: defensive analysis
- Argentina’s defence was compact for most of the game with an xG of 0.15 games and was aligned with its defensive strength in the Qualifiers. In spite of the loss against Saudi Arabia, Argentina played a good game defensively with only 3 shots conceded and won more than 60% of its duels.
- The xG Mexico conceded against Poland was a mere 0.94. The team put up a strong defensive performance, with outstanding interceptions, clearances, Blocks and one penalty saved.
Argentina vs Mexico Head-to-Head Statistics
Poland and Saudi Arabia have played 35 games against each other with Argentina winning 16 and Mexico 5 while 14 ended up in a draw.
The last five games: Argentina has won four of its last five games.
Argentina vs Mexico Odds
Argentina World Cup Squad
Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez, Franco Armani, and Geronimo Rulli
Forwards: Paulo Dybala, Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Nicolas Gonzalez, Joaquin Correa, Lautaro Martinez, Julian Alvarez.
Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel, Nahuel Molina, German Pezzella, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Juan Foyth, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Acuna
Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Guido Rodriguez, Enzo Fernandez, Rodrigo De Paul, Exequiel Palacios, Alejandro Gomez , Alexis Mac Allister
Mexico World Cup Squad
Goalkeepers: Rodolfo Cota, Guillermo Ochoa, Alfredo Talavera
Defenders: Kevin Álvarez, Néstor Araujo, Gerardo Arteaga, Jesús Gallardo, César Montes, Héctor Moreno, Jorge Sánchez, Johan Vásquez
Midfielders: Edson Álvarez, Roberto Alvarado, Uriel Antuna, Luis Chávez, Andrés Guardado, Érick Gutiérrez, Héctor Herrera, Orbelín Pineda, Carlos Rodríguez, Luis Romo
Forwards: Hirving Lozano, Raúl Jiménez, Henry Martín, Rogelio Funes Mori, Alexis Vega
Mexico vs Argentina Prediction and Final Analysis
Argentina’s chances got a hit after a loss against Saudi Arabia and things are not looking as bright against Mexico. In its last five World Cup qualification games, Mexico has not conceded many goals and also ended the first game with a clean sheet. Argentina’s goal scoring can go down by 40% against Mexico. Mexico has struggled to score goals too with the eagles averaging 1 goal per match but Mexico’s performance against Poland suggests the eagles are not far away from scoring some goals.
Prediction: Argentina: 1, Mexico: 1