The second round of games ended on Monday night and every team is set for their third-round game.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup has been an exciting tournament, and we can’t wait to see which teams make it to the round of 16.
FIFA World Cup Group C
Group C is part of the teams that have played their second game and are set for the third game.
Their qualification to the next round is now at stake, as they must ensure they win their third group stage match when they face Mexico.
It will be a challenging game, though, because the Mexico team would want to play the game like it’s a final match.
Six national teams have won their two group stage matches so far out of all the 32 teams in the tournament, and they are currently sitting at the top of their FIFA standing.
The teams include the defending champions:
These three teams are part of the contenders to win the World Cup, but we can not say who they will play because they are just about to round up the first phase of the 2022 World Cup schedule.
Mexico needs to record a World Cup win and earn three points. Doing so slightly improves their slim chances of qualifying as one of the two top teams in Group C.
They need a win against Saudi Arabia to keep their chances alive. We’ll get you prepared, so read on for our Saudi Arabia vs Mexico betting analysis, predictions, picks, and odd breakdowns for this critical group C matchup.
Last Game Records
Saudi Arabia’s Last Game Record
Before the World Cup started, Saudi Arabia’s last match was when they faced the Croatian national team in an international friendly match.
The match was held on the 16th of November, four days before Qatar played against Ecuador for the opening match game of the 2022 World Cup.
Saudi Arabia lost the game, conceding one goal, and could not score. Before that, their last World Cup qualification game was against Australia, also played in Qatar.
Saudi Arabia won 1-0 and deserved the win because they dominated the game with 58% possession over Australia.
Mexico’s Last Game Record
Mexico played their last match before the World Cup on the 16th of November, 2022, dominating the game with 65% ball possession.
Mexico played the game against the Sweden team, which is not participating in the ongoing World Cup. That matchup ended with a 2-0 Sweden win.
For their last game in the World Cup qualifier stage, Mexico faced El Salvador on the 31st of March 2022.
They also dominated the game, where they had a total of eighteen shots, with six on target. They won the game with two goals to nil, courtesy of goals from Uriel Antuna and Raul Jimenez.
We expect a tight game from both teams as they have yet to play against each other. According to their records, the Mexico soccer World Cup story has been around since its inauguration, while Saudi Arabi has only appeared six times.
Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico Information
On Wednesday, 30th of November 2022, Saudi Arabia and Mexico will meet in their first head-to-head matchup and their third 2022 World Cup game, which will be the last group stage match.
The match is scheduled to be played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail. The match will kick off at 02:00 PM ET.
Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico Betting Analysis
Earning the three points will be crucial for both teams if they want to qualify for the tournament’s next phase.
Predicting this game is tricky because both teams are yet to play against each other, but with the help of their soccer stats and previous performances at the World Cup, we will give you our best bets.
In that case, we discovered that Mexico has more appearances at the World Cup and can use the experience to win this match.
On the other hand, Saudi Arabia can also win the game because they have earned themselves three points after playing two matches.
If Saudi Arabia can play exactly the way they played when they faced Argentina, they can defeat Mexico.
Saudi Arabia does not have top players like the Mexican team, but they still have the players to help them win this match.
Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari are two of the players that will be leading the team, making an optimistic Saudi Arabia prediction possible.
Mexico is yet to win a match in the 2022 World Cup tournament, yet they still have a chance to qualify for the next round, but that chance is slim.
They have players that can also help them win their next match. The players include Edison Alvarez, Hector Moreno, and many more.
FIFA World Cup Injury Report
The two teams will face for the first time, and they will be playing with the same players they used for the first and second rounds of their Group C fixtures.
Mexico used two different formations when they faced Poland and Argentina, while Saudi Arabia has maintained one formation.
From our Saudi Arabia vs Mexico betting analysis, we expect both teams to try another formation to avoid a tie, as they need to win to advance.
Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico Betting Preview
The odds given to Mexico to win this match are lower than those given to Saudi Arabia, making them the favorite to win. Leaving Saudi Arabia as the underdigs is a tricky game to predict.
The odds given to Saudi Arabia to win this match are +375, and their expected chance of winning this match is 21%, and they have won their previous matches with similar odds (20%).
The odds given to Mexico to win this match are -152, and their expected chance of winning is 60%, and they have won previous matches with similar odds (50%), making it an average percentage, and it’s an excellent pick.
Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico Betting Prediction
Every last game of the FIFA World Cup group stages has been tricky for the past years because every team wants to qualify for the next round, which is impossible as only the two top teams in every group will move to the next round.
Our Saudi Arabia vs Mexico betting analysis favors Mexico, and, in that case, our prediction is for Mexico to defeat Saudi Arabia and take three valuable points.
FIFA World Cup Pick: Mexico -0.5 (-100)