Argentina vs Mexico
International – Friendlies
Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Kick-off at 02:30 UK/ 03:30 CET
Venue: Alamodome (San Antonio).
Argentina and their problems in the international arena seem to have no end in sight. While their arch-rivals Brazil has been producing young talents as if from an assembly line, Albiceleste is still in search for their first major international trophy since 1993.
The Copa tournament that is to take place next year will probably be the final chance for some of the best players the country has ever produced to win something for their nation at the senior level.
These friendlies are seen as opportunities to find a set squad for Lionel Scaloni. In that regards, the absence of Lionel Messi is kind of a blessing.
Opponents Mexico will happily take this Argentine squad that’s devoid of their talisman. Moreover, they are flying high with confidence after tasting triumph in the just-concluded CONCACAF Gold Cup. The team had topped their initial group in style, scoring 13 goals en route, and later went on to defeat favorites for the competition, and moreover hosts, USA.
With Argentina determined to finally deliver in the 2020 Copa, and Mexico coming fresh off their Gold Cup glory, sparks are expected to fly at the Alamodome this Wednesday.
Argentina vs Mexico Head-to-head (h2h)
- Argentina won the last two games.
- Nine of the former eleven wins went to the same side as well.
- Eight of the previous nine fixtures saw the Mexicans conceding two or more goals.
- Three of the prior four encounters had the Argentines keeping clean sheets.
Argentina vs Mexico Prediction
Argentina has been putting in the effort to find back their days in the sun. Still, the problems the management has accrued over the course of a long time will take some years to completely dissipate, and till then, the consensus is that their players will have to suffer on the pitch.
One thing that deserves appreciation is their defense. While the frontline has been misfiring, the conceding of goals have been severely limited. And despite taking on a confident bunch, that is the Mexicans, the game should see a very few numbers of goals.
Going on, Gerardo Martino’s men will make things as hard as they could. And taking into account the struggles of the two-time World Champions in netting goals in their last several match-ups, Under 2.5 Goals bet seems a safe option.
Coming to the result, the comparative superiority the Albiceleste enjoys in terms of individual talent, and experience in dealing with high-pressure situations will surely play a role. Moreover, they boast of a dominating record in h2h ties as well.
Finally, in the last two years, disregarding their loss against Venezuela, Scaloni’s men have been thwarted only by a handful of the best teams in the world, and surely Mexico is not a sufficient enough name to be added on that list.
Count on a hard-fought win for Nicolas Otamendi and his boys this Wednesday.
Argentina vs Mexico Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Argentina @ 1.60 (3/5)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.75 (3/4).