Argentina vs Mexico 2010 World Cup Odds & Predictions: Mexico and Argentina are by all means not strangers in World Cup play. If you've been following world class soccer very long, you might remember it took an extra period for Argentina to dispatch Mexico in the knockout round four years ago. Today, Argentina and Mexico meet again at Soccer City near Johannesburg (2:20 pm Eastern, USA). The winner of this match will move to the quarterfinals to play the winner of today's England/Germany match.
"I have a thorn in my side from four years ago and hopefully on Sunday we can take it out," said Mexico midfielder Rafael Marquez, who scored Mexico’s solitary goal in that 2-1 defeat in 2006.
Argentina's attack has been scintillating and with Mexico also expected to retain a three-man attack, it should be as good an encounter as that four years ago when Hernan Crespo equalised and Maxi Rodriguez volleyed an extra-time winner.
Mexico and Argentina will be meeting on the pitch for the 26th time today, of which the Mexicans have only won four.
But Mexico, so shaky to start qualifying before recovering to play well, turned it on when it counted in South Africa, beating 2006 runner-up France 2-0 on the way to finishing second in Group A.
Argentina, unbeaten in its group and capable of scoring goals from all over the field, is expecting Javier Aguirre’s team to be solid at the back and not take too many risks.
Argentia has been the strongest looking side so far in the tournament. Mexico on the other hand has played well and should represent well, but are they in Argentina's class? We don't think so. Argentina will win in a hard fought match. Prediction – Argentina 2-1.
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