Match Preview: Colombia – Mexico Predictions and Betting Tips 28.09.2022

Match Preview: Colombia – Mexico Predictions

Colombia – Mexico Predictions & Tips For Today. 1xBet Tips for September 28, 2022.

Match: 03:00 Colombia – Mexico
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.43
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: Pending

Colombia – Mexico Predictions and PREVIEW

  • Mexico complete a trio of friendly games against South American opposition (W1, L1) in the United States of America with Colombia their final opponents as they continue their build-up to the 2022 World Cup. With injuries to key players, notably forward Raúl Jiménez, hampering their progress, it came as little surprise that the first two of those games finished with 1-0 scorelines after goalless first halves.
  • These two sides have met frequently over the years and this could be a good gauge of Mexico’s progress towards Qatar as they’ve only won one of the last seven H2Hs (D2, L4), although they sit five places higher in the FIFA rankings (Mexico: #12, Colombia: #17). It’s also an intriguing first clash between the two Argentines in charge, Gerardo Martino (Mexico) and Néstor Lorenzo (Colombia).
  • Colombia’s 4-1 friendly win over Guatemala was Lorenzo’s first game since taking over in July and included debut goals for Yáser Asprilla and Luis Sinisterra, which excited the Colombian press. Having disappointingly failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, Lorenzo could use this as another opportunity to give some of those less experienced players some game time.
  • Having seen Jorge Carrascal and Jhon Durán earn their first caps against Guatemala, Hull City’s Óscar Estupiñán will be among those hoping for another chance after making his debut against Saudi Arabia in June. There’s a strong possibility Colombia might look to the bench for some impetus as just two of their last nine matches on foreign soil produced more than two goals (W3, D3, L3).
  • Players to watch: Another goal for Hirving Lozano could set Mexico on their way as they’ve won each of his last eight international goalscoring appearances, while Colombia will hope Rafael Borré can extend a similar record as both of his goals, including one against Guatemala, contributed to wins.
  • Hot stat: Martino has drawn none of his six prior meetings with Colombia (W4, L2 – including penalties).