Mexico vs Australia Match Analysis & Prediction
10/09/2023 5:00 am
Fresh from securing yet another CONCACAF Gold Cup title, Mexico face Australia in an international friendly at AT & T Stadium on Sunday.
Mexico head into the contest on the back of a memorable Gold Cup success, having picked up five wins in six matches on their way to lifting the trophy in California back in July.
Following group-stage victories over Honduras and Haiti, El Tri dominated the knockout round, beating Costa Rica and Jamaica without conceding a goal before defeating Panama 1-0 in the final.
Not only have Mexico won two of the last three Gold Cups, but they have also won five of the previous eight, underlining their dominance by featuring in 11 of the past 15 Gold Cup finals, triumphing on nine occasions.
Since the 2022 World Cup, Jaime Lozano’s side have only lost two of their 13 matches across all competitions, picking up eight wins and three draws in the process, with six victories coming in their previous seven games.
Having already enjoyed success across the USA this year – bagging 13 goals and four clean sheets in six Gold Cup matches – Mexico will be more than happy to return to Dallas this weekend.
By contrast, Australia have only played three matches since the World Cup, recording a win and a loss against Ecuador back in March before suffering a 2-0 defeat to Argentina in June.
Despite suffering a 4-1 defeat to France in their opening game, Australia gave a decent account of themselves at the World Cup, claiming 1-0 victories over Tunisia and Denmark to secure their spot in the knockout round.
However, the Socceroos ended up losing to eventual champions Argentina in the last 16, with Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez doing the damage before a late Enzo Fernandez own goal.
Graham Arnold’s side have not registered a single draw in their last nine matches across all competitions, recording five wins and losses, so the manager will be eager for his team to establish some consistency.
In addition, Australia have failed to score more than a single goal in eight of their previous 10 matches, meaning that they could struggle to find the back of the net in Texas.
Mexico vs. Australia Head to head
Australia have won each of the two previous encounters between these two teams, scoring five goals while conceding one.
12/12/1997Mexico1Australia3FIFA Confederations Cup
30/05/2001Mexico0Australia2FIFA Confederations Cup
Mexico Team News
Jaime Lozano has called up three uncapped players in Guadalajara’s Jesus Orozco, Monterrey’s Jordi Cortizo and Pumas’ Cesar Huerta for the friendlies against Australia and Uzbekistan.
Veteran goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa is set to earn his 144th cap, while Raul Jimenez and Hector Herrera also have 100+ caps to their name.
Mexico's Last 5 Matches
30/06/2023Haiti1Mexico3Concacaf Gold Cup
03/07/2023Mexico0Qatar1Concacaf Gold Cup
09/07/2023Mexico2Costa Rica0Concacaf Gold Cup
13/07/2023Jamaica0Mexico3Concacaf Gold Cup
17/07/2023Mexico1Panama0Concacaf Gold Cup
Australia Team News
Only two members of Australia’s 23-man squad play their club football Down Under, with Melbourne City’s Mathew Leckie and Aziz Behich getting the call-up this time around.
Kye Rowles, Nathaniel Atkinson, Cameron Devlin, Martin Boyle, Ryan Strain and Keanu Baccus all ply their trade in the Scottish Premiership, while Tom Glover, Riley McGree and Samuel Silvera represent Middlesbrough.
Australia's Last 5 Matches
30/11/2022Australia1Denmark0FIFA World Cup
03/12/2022Argentina2Australia1FIFA World Cup
Mexico vs. Australia: Odds and Predictions
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