rgentina have little time to recover from one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history.
Beaten by Saudi Arabia, Lionel Messi’s quest to finally win the biggest trophy in the game got off to the worst possible start. Tipped as favourites after a 36-man unbeaten streak and a Copa America win to boot, the manner of their performance – albeit against an excellent Saudi side – will be of huge concern.
Frankly, anything other than a win against Mexico would be a catastrophe.
Tata Martino’s side, meanwhile, held Poland to a draw in their opening game and could do with three points themselves if they’re going to continue their long-running tradition of making it into the last-16.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The World Cup group stage game is scheduled for a 7pm GMT kick-off time on Saturday November 26, 2022.
The Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail will host.
Where to watch Argentina vs Mexico
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on ITV1 and STV.
Live stream: The ITV Hub and STV Player (both free with a subscription) will offer live streams.
LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Nizaar Kinsella and Malik Ouzia will be providing expert analysis from the ground.
Argentina vs Mexico team news
Lisandro Martinez is surely pushing for a start given the problems the Argentine defence encountered against Saudi Arabia. Julian Alvarez is another who could come in, with Lautaro Martinez proving ineffective on Tuesday.
Shocked: Lionel Messi could not prevent one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history
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For Mexico, there are no fresh injury concerns.
Argentina vs Mexico prediction
While Argentina’s performance was worrying, their recent form would at least suggest the Saudi game was something of a blip. Certainly, they have enough quality to bounce back.
Argentina to win 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Argentina wins: 16
Mexico wins: 5
Argentina vs Mexico latest odds
Argentina to win: 3/5
Mexico to win: 28/5
Odds via SBK and subject to change.