Aiming for the Top
Saudi Arabia, the team that prior to the start of the 2022 World Cup was the betting online favorite to finish last in Group C, could finish first by defeating Mexico. The Green Falcons would also need a draw between Poland and Argentina, which is not impossible.
As for Mexico, El Tri basically needs a miracle to advance to the Round of 16, but defeating Saudi Arabia is more about pride.
Let’s check the latest World Cup odds, stats, injury reports, and World Cup lines for Saudi Arabia vs Mexico. We’ve plenty of World Cup betting odds for you to consider. As well explore a variety of other soccer odds here to win!
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Betting Lines
Saudi Arabia: Winning Mentality
Saudi Arabia hasn’t advanced to the Round of 16 since 1994. In fact, since then, their best result has been 26th place. That could change if they defeat, or even draw, against Mexico. Saudi Arabia qualifies with a win. If the Green Falcons and El Tri draw, Saudi Arabia would still advance if Poland beat Argentina or if Argentina crushes Poland by four goals.
The Green Falcons pulled off a huge upset in their debut by defeating the South Americans 2-1. They were offering a +2200 price in the sportsbook to win straight up. Argentina won the first half 1-0, but Saudi Arabia turned things around in a five-minute span during the second. Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari were the scorers.
Four days later, they put up a good fight against Poland but ended up losing 2-0. Al-Dawsari missed a penalty and Robert Lewandowski scored Poland’s second goal at the end of the second half, so it really was a good fight.
Head coach Herve Renard deserves a lot of credit for the team’s success since he has done a great job establishing a winning mentality. He already is the foreign-born manager with the most wins (18) in the nation’s history. Needless to say, the team is highly motivated and will go all-in right from the start in order to rewrite history – again.
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Mexico: No Love for Martino
Prior to the start of the tournament, Mexico was the soccer betting favorite to finish second in Group C, but El Tri just hasn’t been playing well. In fact, the fans are asking for head coach Gerardo Martino to be fired immediately
Mexico drew 0-0 to Poland in its debut, but they should have lost. Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa saved the day by deflecting a penalty shot taken by Lewandowski, who hardly ever misses those opportunities.
Four days later, El Tri lost 2-0 to Argentina. The first half ended 0-0, but Mexico barely attacked. The same happened in the second half, but the defense cracked. Mexico finished the game with only one shot on target and lost possession with 41 percent.
The crazy part is that Mexico has a very talented roster. Hirving Lozano is having a great season at Napoli and Edson Alvarez, who plays for Ajax, has drawn interest from powerhouses like Chelsea and Arsenal.
Besides winning, Mexico must score as many goals as possible. Otherwise, they could still finish in third place.
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Match Information
- Match: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico
- Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30
- Time: 2 p.m. ET
- Location: Lusail Stadium, Lusail
- Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Live stream: fubo.tv
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Picks & Prediction
- Worth betting on the Moneyline?
Despite having won only one point, Mexico dominates the soccer lines at -150, but right now betting on EL Tri is kind of risky. Saudi Arabia is +375, which is great if you were looking for an underdog to include in your soccer picks. You would win $375 per every $100 wagered on the Green Falcons. I personally think that the game will end up tied, so the answer is yes, because the draw is +330.
- Worth betting ATS?
Not really. Even if Mexico ends up fulfilling its role as the favorite, I wouldn’t expect El Tri to win by two goals, and they’re -1 at +120. Saudi Arabia is +1 at -140, meaning you would need to invest $140 to win $100.
- Worth betting on the Totals?
It’s going to be a close match, so you might prefer to bet on the match total, which is set at 2½ goals. If that’s the case, I recommend you bet on the over at -135. Mexico must go all-in right from the start and El Tri scored in four of their last six games. As for the Green Falcons, they scored in three of their last five games.
Score Prediction: Saudi Arabia 2, Mexico 2
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.