Argentina – Mexico SOCCER PICKS
Argentina and Mexico meet at Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, in a friendly match. This will be the 8th of the year for Argentina, after the previous disputes against Brazil, Iraq, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Spain and Italy. In the case of Mexico, this is their 11th friendly match of the year, after having already faced Chile, Costa Rica, the United States, Uruguay, Denmark, Scotland, Wales, Croatia, Iceland and Bosnia-Herzegovina. There is only a record of 1 direct match in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 09-09-2015, which ended with a draw by (2-2).
The team of the house disputes its 8th friendly of the year. In the previous friendly matches it registered the following markers: Argentina (0-1) Brazil, Iraq (0-4) Argentina, Colombia (0-0) Argentina, Argentina (3-0) Guatemala, Argentina (4-0) Haiti, Spain (6-1) Argentina and Argentina (2-0) Italy. In the last 4 home matches for Argentina, the record has 3 wins and 1 loss. Defensive consistency has been one of their best features, as they have only conceded goals in 2 of the last 7 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which they suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 10 home matches for all competitions: they scored 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘); He suffered 4 of his 10 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Argentina leaves for this game with a defeat, by 0-1, against Brazil, putting an end to the three games in a row without losing, all in friendly games. The whole house usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, privileging a style of play of constant offensive organizations. To note that, in this tactical drawing, the three most advanced players are Dybala, Correa and Icardi. On the other hand, Giovani Lo Celso is one of the great responsible for the offensive process, being the owner of great quality of pass and vision of the game. For this day coach Lionel Scaloni can not count on Battaglia and Salvio, both injured.
The visiting team disputes its 11th friendly of the year. In the previous friendlies it registered the following markers: Mexico (0-1) Chile, Mexico (3-2) Costa Rica, United States (1-0) Mexico, Mexico (1-4) Uruguay, Denmark (2-0) Mexico , Mexico (1-0) Scotland, Mexico (0-0) Wales, Mexico (0-1) Croatia, Mexico (3-0) Iceland and Mexico (1-0) Bosnia-Herzegovina. In the last 10 games played away for all competitions, Mexico won 4, drew 2 and lost 4. In 10 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 6 times and only got 1 comeback.
Mexico enters this unmotivated match, after a defeat, by 0-1, against Chile. It is important to remember that the Mexicans have 4 defeats in the last 5 games played. Unlike the opponent of this game, the visiting team usually acts in a 4-2-3-1, in which the three most advanced players are Lozano, Corona and Jiménez, the latter being very powerful and strong in the finalization. By acting in front of a very strong rival, we believe that Mexico will adopt a more defensive stance, with the objective of not becoming unbalanced. The technician Ricardo Ferretti has all the staff at his disposal.