SAUDI ARABIA are looking to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup for a second time after delivering one of their all-time shocks in Qatar.
The Saudis stunned Lionel Messi and Argentina in their opening game.
And although they couldn’t keep the momentum in the second game against Poland, qualification is still in their hands.
Mexico have had a hot season and are yet to score points in this competition.
But their destiny is still in their own hands and they can make it with a big win no matter what others do.
SunSport takes a look at what to expect from Saudi Arabia vs Mexico as well as our result prediction.
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Saudi Arabia: Herve Renard’s energetic Saudi side achieved one of the most memorable results in World Cup history, beating Argentina 2-1 in the opening game.
However, they ran out of fuel in their second game as Poland won 2-0 to leave their qualifying hopes in the air.
Read the full match report between Poland and Saudi Arabia…
Mexico: El Tri are yet to score a goal in a memorable season that saw them draw 0-0 with Poland and lose 2-0 to Argentina.
But they still have a chance to qualify for the knockout stages for the eighth straight year.
Read the full match report between Argentina and Mexico…
Any injuries to worry about?
Mohammed Al-Burayk, Yasir Al-Shahrani and Salman Al-Faraj are all injured for Saudi Arabia.
Abdulelah Al-Malki is suspended after two yellow cards.
Mexico’s Andres Guardado was injured after 42 minutes against Argentina but quickly returned to training.
Who will the star men be?
Saudi Arabia: Salem Al-Dawsari showed his quality with his impressive winner against Argentina.
Mexico: Napoli winger Hirving Lozano is omnipresent in the team and will need to perform if the Mexicans are to score goals.
Saudi Arabia will qualify with a win and top the group if Poland draws against Argentina
A draw is enough if Poland defeats Argentina or if Argentina wins 4-0.
Mexico will qualify with any win if Poland defeats Argentina.
Should this game end in a draw, they must win by four goals.
If Argentina wins, the Mexicans must win and secure a five-goal win over Poland.
What is the head-to-head race?
Saudi Arabia and Mexico have met five times, all in the 1990s and three of them in the Confederations Cup.
Of those games, Mexico has won four and there has been a draw.
Their last meeting came at the 1999 Confederations Cup, when Mexico won 5-1 at the Azteca.
Saudi Arabia 4-1
Saudi Arabia 1 Mexico 2
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