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Saudi Arabia vs Mexico: Predictions, tips & betting odds

9:59 pm AEDT 29/11/22
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El Tri have been hugely underwhelming at the World Cup so far and could be made to work hard by Herve Renard's side

Mexico's World Cup campaign has been desperately disappointing so far and Tata Martino's men will look to avoid a humiliating exit when they face Saudi Arabia in the final game of Group C.

El Tri have one point from their two matches, are yet to score a goal and need a big win in their final game to have any hope of making the knockout stages.

Saudi Arabia meanwhile could make the last 16 with a draw depending on the result in the game between Poland and Argentina.

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico latest odds

Despite their underwhelming showing in the competition so far, Mexico are well-fancied to claim a victory with bet365 offering them at 4/6 (1.66).

Their opponents meanwhile are priced at 15/4 (4.75) while the draw which would eliminate El Tri from the tournament is offered at 16/5 (4.20).

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico first goal scorer odds

It remains to be seen who Tata Martino starts up front, but Wolves striker Raul Jimenez is the shortest priced player to open the scoring at 4/1 (5.00).

Napoli forward Hirving Lozano is available at 11/2 (6.50), while the favourite to break the deadlock for the Saudis is Firas Al-Buraikan at 9/1 (10.00).

Salem Al-Dawsari scored the historic winning goal against Argentina in Saudi Arabia's first game and he is priced at 12/1 (13.00).

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico preview

With experienced international manager Herve Renard at the helm, Saudi Arabia have shown themselves to be a well-coached outfit and will provide a stern test for an insipid Mexico side.

The Mexicans may have more talented individuals but they have not been playing as a cohesive unit and upfront there has been a noticeable lack of spark for El Tri.

The Saudis will surely provide competitive opponents roared on by a huge travelling support and opposing Mexico to claim a comfortable win should be an obvious selection.

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico tips and predictions

Saudi Arabia to win with a +1 Asian handicap should appeal at 7/10 (1.70). This bet pays out in full if Herve Renard team win or draw, while the initial stake is refunded if they lose by one goal.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.