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World Cup Preview: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico

Saudi Arabia and Mexico face each other with both teams needing a win at the very least to make the World Cup knockout stages. Saudi Arabia was defeated 2-0 on Saturday by Poland after initially shocking Argentina and the rest of the world with a victory over Lionel Messi’s team. The Saudi Arabians know that a win over Mexico will advance them into the round of 16 for the first time since 1994. They are now level with Argentina and one point behind Poland. For Mexico to have any hope of qualifying, they must, however, triumph.

Saudi Arabia team news

Saudi Arabia’s unexpected victory over Argentina means they are aware that a victory here will guarantee them a spot in the round of 16. Yasser Al-Shahrani returned home following a successful jaw operation, and Herve Renard is anticipated to select a starting lineup that is similar to the one that competed against Argentina and Poland. The Green Falcons were defeated 2-0 in that Poland game thanks to goals from Piotr Zielinski and Robert Lewandowski.

Mexico team news

Mexico is presently last in Group C, therefore they cannot afford to field a depleted squad for their last group match. However, given that neither Hirving Lozano nor Alexis Vega had much of an impact in the loss to Argentina, there may be changes up front. Raul Jimenez’s recent fitness difficulties make it uncertain whether he will be trusted to lead the line. Andres Guardado, who was substituted due to injury and is questionable for this World Cup, is the sixth male player to appear in five World Cups.

Mexico vs Saudi Arabia World Cup score prediction

This is a crucial match because both teams’ chances to qualify for the World Cup’s final 16 are on the line. If Mexico is to manage enough attacking force to break past a tight Saudi defense, manager Gerardo Martino will need to let off the handbrake a little bit. Mexico has yet to score a goal in this tournament. While Renard’s team may lack the offensive prowess to prevail in this game, a draw would likely be enough for them to advance. Their defeat against Poland was unfortunate in that they were unable to learn anything from it.

Prediction: Mexico 2-2 Saudi Arabia

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kenneth De Souza
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