Mexico will try to keep their streak of World Cup Round of 16 appearances alive when El Tri close out Group C play against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday in the FIFA World Cup 2022. The Mexicans have reached the knockout stage in seven straight World Cups, the second longest active streak behind Brazil (14). Mexico are in fourth place in the group with one point and must win to have any chance of staying in Qatar 2022. The Saudis sit in third place in the group with three points and will reach the Round of 16 if they win.
Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ET. Mexico are listed as -145 favorites (risk $145 to win $100) in the latest Mexico vs. Saudi Arabia odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Saudi Arabia are +380 underdogs. A draw is +280, and the over/under for total goals is 2.5. Before making any Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico picks, you need to see the 2022 World Cup predictions and best bets from proven soccer insider Jon Eimer.
Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. He is an impressive 48-25-1 on his Premier League picks for SportsLine in 2022, for a profit of almost $1,800 for $100 bettors. He also went 20-12 on his World Cup qualifying picks, for a return of almost $600.
Now, Eimer has broken down the Mexico vs. Saudi Arabia matchup from every angle and just locked in his 2022 World Cup picks picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Saudi Arabia:
- Mexico vs. Saudi Arabia spread: Mexico -0.5 (-140)
- Mexico vs. Saudi Arabia over/under: 2.5 goals
- Mexico vs. Saudi Arabia money line: Mexico -145; Saudi Arabia +380; Draw +280
- MEX: Alexis Vega leads the team in expected goals (.32).
- KSA: The Saudis rank eighth in Qatar in final third passes completed (183).
- Mexico vs. Saudi Arabia picks: See picks here
Why you should back Mexico
El Tri have played well defensively so far at the World Cup. Through two games, Mexico are sixth in duels won (103) and 10th in aerial duels won (30), total tackles (34) and interceptions (18). Mexico have conceded just two goals in Qatar.
In addition, Mexico face a Saudi Arabia side that has struggled to generate any offense in the tournament. Through two matches, the Saudis have generated just five shots on goal total. Only four teams at the World Cup have fewer shots on goal. See which team to pick here.
Why you should back Saudi Arabia
The Saudis have a proven goal scorer in Salem Al-Dawsari. Last season in the Saudi League the 30-year-old winger had a hand in 14 goals (nine goals and five assists) in just 21 games. In the Saudis' first game of the tournament he scored the game winner in the 2-1 victory over Argentina.
Saudi Arabia face a Mexico attack that has failed to threaten so far in Qatar. The Mexicans are one of just three teams that have yet to score at the World Cup, joining Uruguay and Tunisia. They have managed just six shots on goal through two games. See which team to pick here.
How to make Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico picks
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