Saudi Arabia will take on Mexico in a must-win encounter for both sides at the Lusail Stadium in the final round of Group C fixtures on Wednesday.
Both sides have a chance of making it to the knock-out stage and hence, will be aiming for a win. Mexico need a win here and they have to hope that all the other results in the group fall in their favour if they have to make it to the Last 16.
FIFA WC Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Teams News
Saudi Arabia Football Team News
For Saudi Arabia, Abdulelah Al-Malki will not feature in this match since he picked up a couple of yellow cards. This will see Nawaf Al-Abed replace him in midfield. The availability of Riyad Sharahili should boost the defense. However, Yasir Al-Shahrani and Salman Al-Faraj are expected the miss out with their respective injuries.
Mexico Football Team News
Mexico could be without Andres Guardado who suffered a muscle injury in the last match against Argentina. He could well be replaced by Edson Alvarez.
Mexico need to attack from the word go and hence, forward Raul Jimenez could well start this game against Saudi Arabia.
FIFA World Cup Mexico vs Saudi Arabia Predicted Starting XI
Saudi Arabia Predicted Starting XI
Alowais; Abdulhamid, Al-Amri, Tambakti, Al-Burayk; Kanno; Al-Buraikan, Al-Abed, Al-Najei, Al-Dawsari; Al-Shehri
Mexico Predicted Starting XI
Ochoa; Sanchez, Moreno, Montes, Gallardo; Herrera, Alvarez, Chavez; Lozano, Jimenez, Vega
FIFA WC Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Mexico have dominant the head-to-head encounter between the two sides – they have won four out of the five matches between both sides.
- Saudi Arabia have not yet tasted any win against the South Americans.
- Mexico have not won any game in their last three matches – they have lost two and drawn one game since a 4-0 friendly victory over Iran on November 9.
Qatar FIFA WC Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Fantasy Football Team
Goalkeeper: Ochoa (VC)
Defenders: Sanchez, Moreno, Al-Amri, Gallardo
Midfielders: Al-Abed, Chavez, Lozano
Forwards: Jimenez, Al-Shehri (C), Vega
FIFA World Cup Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Match Details
Kick-off date: Thursday, December 1
Kick-off time: 12.30 am IST
Venue: Lusail Stadium
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Live Streaming in India
Live Telecast: Sports18 SD/HD
Live streaming: JioCinema (App & Website)
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Prediction
Mexico have a better side when compared with Saudi Arabia and since, they need a win here we can expect them to come out all guns blazing. However, Saudi Arabia can be a difficult side to crack. We predict Mexico to win this match 2-0.