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Mexico vs Australia predictions: Tips, odds and team news

Mexico and Australia go head-to-head in an international friendly at the AT&T Stadium on Sunday at 3am (UK time).

Mexico vs Australia odds


Odds correct as of 14:50 on September 7

In their first game since CONCACAF Gold Cup glory in July, Mexico take part in their first of two international friendlies during this international break with a tough friendly against Australia. After finishing top of their group, Mexico won all three of their Gold Cup knockout round matches without conceding a single goal, as they made light work of Costa Rica, Jamaica and Panama in the final to lift the trophy for a record ninth time.

Since the 2022 World Cup, Jaime Lozano’s side have an impressive record, picking up eight wins, three draws and two defeats from their 13 matches, with one of those losses coming after they had already topped their group at the Gold Cup.

Australia meanwhile, have had an empty schedule since they were knocked out in the round of 16 by eventual winners Argentina in Qatar, playing just three matches. They suffered back-to-back defeats to Ecuador and Argentina after beating Ecuador themselves 3-1 in Sydney in their first game back after the World Cup.

This will be the first meeting between the two sides in 22 years, when the Aussies ran out 2-0 winners in the Confederations Cup.

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Mexico vs Australia predictions

Mexico vs Australia: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 10/11 with Paddy Power
Correct Score Mexico 2-0 Australia 15/2 with Boylesports
First Goalscorer Santiago Gimenez 9/2 with Bet365

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+ Only. Terms and Conditions Apply.

The stats behind our Mexico vs Australia predictions:

  • Australia have not scored more than one goal in their last 10 matches
  • Mexico have won eight of their last 13 matches
  • Mexico did not concede a single goal in their three knockout matches at the 2023 Gold Cup
  • Santiago Gimenez has five goals in his four Eredivisie appearances this season

Mexico vs Australia match tip

Santiago Gimenez to score anytime at 8/5 with Betway

After finding the back of the net 15 times in 32 league games (21 starts) for Feyenoord in 2022/23, Santiago Gimenez has picked up right where he left off this season, scoring five times in his last three matches, including back-to-back braces against Almere City and FC Utrecht. The 22-year-old has already scored twice for his country in 2023, including the winning goal in the 2023 Gold Cup final to help Mexico become nine-time champions.

Mexico vs Australia Bet-Builder tip

Mexico -1 > BTTS: No > Santiago Gimenez to score anytime

As already mentioned, Mexico have been in fine form in 2023, winning eight of their 13 matches in 2023 and lifting the Gold Cup for a record ninth time. They have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three matches, while striker Santiago Gimenez has started the season on fire, scoring five goals in his last three games, adding to his winning strike in the Gold Cup final.

Mexico vs Australia team news

Jaime Lozano has a host of experienced players at his disposal with Raul Jimenez, Hector Herrara and goalkeeping legend Guillermo Ochoa all expected to start. They have been joined in the squad by Cesar Huerta, Jordi Cortizo and Jesus Orozco who will all be hoping to earn their first caps for their country. Raul Jimenez is expected to be joined up top by Feyenoord’s Santiago Gimenez, while West Ham’s summer signing Edson Alvarez should start once more in the middle of midfield.

The Australia squad has a strong SPFL feel to it, with none other than six of the squad playing their football in Scotland’s top division. Middlesbrough trip Samuel Silvera, Tom Glover and Riley McGree have all been included, but only the latter should find themselves in the starting XI. Mat Ryan is looking for his 82nd cap for his country as he continues his quest to overtake Mark Schwarzer and become the Socceroos’ all-time most-capped player.

Mexico vs Australia head-to-head record

  • 30 May 2001 – Mexico 0-2 Australia – Confederations Cup
  • 12 Dec 1997 – Mexico 1-3 Australia – Confederations Cup 
  • 26 Aug – 1980 – Australia 1-1 Mexico – International Friendly 
  • 24 Aug 1980 – Australia 2-2 Mexico – International Friendly 
  • 01 Dec 1970 – Mexico 3-0 Australia – International Friendly 

This will be the first meeting between the two countries in 22 years. They’ve only met five times previously, with Australia now four unbeaten with two wins and two draws.

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