In the second game for both teams in Qatar, Group C features a Saturday matchup between Argentina and Mexico.
Argentina lost in the round of 16 in 2018 to eventual champions France in a heated 4-3 match. In 2014, La Albiceleste they advanced to the final before losing to Germany after extra time, 1-0.
Argentina will feature four-time FIFA Ballon d’Or (“Ballon d’Or”) winner Lionel Messi and other stars including Roma forward Paulo Dybala and Juventus forward Ángel Di María. The team needs to bounce back after a shock loss to Saudi Arabia in their first game.
Mexico has advanced to the round of 16 in its eight previous World Cup appearances since 1986. However, Mexico has only reached the quarterfinals twice, losing in that round in 1970 and 1986. the trio will feature Napoli striker Hirving “Chucky” Lozano. The team’s key cog is goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who saved the day in Mexico’s opener against Poland.
Here’s how to bet on the Argentina-Mexico match, from the money line, the draw, total Over/Under odds, and expert picks (with odds via FOX Bet).
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Argentina against Mexico (2 pm ET, Saturday, FS1 and FOX Sports App)
Argentina: -189 (bet $10 to win $15.29 total)
Mexico: +450 (bet $10 to win $55 total)
Draw: +260 (bet $10 to win $36 total)
Over/Under Total Goals: 2.5
On: +100 (bet $10 to win $20 total)
Under: -143 (bet $10 to win $16.99 total)
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Pick Through FOX Sports Betting Analyst jason mcintyre:
As if this wasn’t already a monumental task for Mexico, they now face Argentina coming off one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history, a 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia.
Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was the hero against Poland, saving a Robert Lewandowski penalty kick that helped keep it tied 0-0.
Does Argentina face a game they must win to advance? I like it La Albiceleste win by two goals, but the price for winning is not that bad (moneyline -189) and there will be goals too. Argentina had three goals disallowed against Saudi Arabia for offside.
Messi & Co. will come back strong in this one.
TO CHOOSE: Argentina – 1 (+155 on FOX Bet) to win by more than 1 goal
TO CHOOSE: Argentina Over 1.5 goals (-149 on FOX Bet)
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