Argentina vs Mexico: Live Streaming, Prediction, Lineups & Preview

On Saturday, with Argentina‘s World Cup dreams already on the line, they face off against Mexico in a Group C matchup. Argentina lost to a team on the fringes of the competition on Tuesday, but it’s Central American opponents Mexico played Poland to a draw despite a few scares.  Argentina vs Mexico Live Streaming, Prediction, Lineups & Preview Guide by Live Football TV.

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Argentina vs Mexico Kick-Off Time

Argentina vs Mexico FIFA World Cup 2022 match will kick off at 10.00 pm Qatar time, 7:00 pm UK time, 8:00 pm Central European time, and 2:00 pm Eastern Time (ET).

Argentina vs Mexico Preview

Argentina, the defending South American champions, has gone 36 games unbeaten since losing to Brazil in the 2019 Copa America. Lionel Scaloni’s team lost an early lead in six second-half minutes at Lusail Stadium on the first day of the World Cup.

After three offside “goals” and Lionel Messi’s penalty kick, the Albiceleste lead at halftime. However, two Saudi Arabian goals after halftime turned the game around, as Group C’s underdogs hung on for a historic win.

Argentina was under pressure to win their first World Cup since 1986, especially in Messi’s final tournament. Thus, Scaloni must immediately rally his men before facing Mexico, one point above Argentina in the standings, the nation that hosted their last success at this level.

The Argentinians have eliminated El Tri twice in the last 16, and they are undefeated in their last 10 meetings dating back to 2004. If tradition is any indication, all of this works in their favor, but the world will now watch with eagerness as they respond to their seismic shock against the Saudis.

On Tuesday, Mexico’s campaign began with a 0-0 tie against Poland, one of the numerous goalless draws in Qatar 2022’s first week. Tata Martino’s team was pleased with the point. After Hector Moreno fouled Robert Lewandowski in the box, experienced goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa saved his penalty kick. El Tri hopes to reach the knockout phase again after that result.

Mexico, making their eighth consecutive World Cup appearance, has been eliminated in the last 16 in each of their last seven efforts, and ex-Argentina coach Martino must defy expectations and reach the quarterfinals. In 1986, Saturday’s opponents won the competition after a Diego Maradona masterclass on Mexican turf. This year’s group may need to win a second game in Lusail to have a chance of repeating such a feat.

Argentina vs Mexico Team News

While Lionel Messi practiced alone on Thursday, the 35-year-old playmaker is anticipated to start this weekend, sparing Lionel Scaloni a significant selection headache.  The Albiceleste captain’s left leg is his biggest concern, but Papu Gomez is unlikely to sub on Saturday. Thus, Messi, Lautaro Martinez, and Angel Di Maria should form an attacking trio.

Lisandro Martinez might replace Cristian Romero or Nicolas Otamendi in Scaloni’s back four after starting on the bench against Saudi Arabia due to fitness issues. Gonzalo Montiel and Alexis Mac Allister also compete.  Angel Correa and Paulo Dybala, who returned from injury, are among the squad members expecting to play in the finals.

Mexico’s Raul Jimenez, another recently healthy striker, will aim for a starting spot. On Tuesday, the Wolverhampton Wanderers player appeared from the bench in El Tri’s final friendly.

However, Tata Martino may use Henry Martin again alongside flankers Hirving Lozano and Alexis Vega. In Martino’s 4-3-3 formation, Ajax defender Jorge Sanchez plays right back while Pachuca’s Luis Chavez plays on the left side of a midfield trio.

Argentina vs Mexico Lineups

Spain possible XI:
E. Martinez; Montiel, Romero, Li. Martinez, Tagliafico; De Paul, Paredes, Mac Allister; Messi, La. Martinez, Di Maria

Costa Rica possible XI:
Ochoa; Sanchez, Montes, Moreno, Gallardo; Alvarez, Herrera, Chavez; Lozano, Martin, Vega

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Argentina vs Mexico Prediction

When Maradona captained Argentina to the World Cup title in 1990, it was the last time the team lost its opening match. The Albiceleste, led by Lionel Messi, can now score a crucial first victory of the 2022 edition, but it will not prove to be a smooth procedure, given the expectations of a football-mad nation and a Mexico team in transition.