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Argentina versus Mexico Sunday 6-27-2010 ABC TV World Cup Football Soccer Sports Betting Odds Pick Preview

Argentina and Mexico will face off in the Round of 16 knockout stage as they meet in World Cup 2010 on Sunday afternoon.

They start this game from Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg South Africa at 2:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ABC TV.

The three way regulation betting line saw Argentina -200 favorites to win, the draw second favorite at +300 and for a Mexico win the underdog at +300.

The handicap opening line saw Argentina -1 goal at -120 with Mexico getting +1 goal at +100.

The regulation total opened at 2 ½ goals with under a -140 favorite and over +120.

The early money on the three way regulation betting line saw slight movement on the favorite as Argentina is now -205 to win the draw is at +290 and for a Mexico win a bigger underdog in regulation at +625.

The handicap betting saw the early money come on Mexico +1 goal as the return now is at -115 and Argentina -1 goal bringing back -110.

The football soccer bettors came with their early money on over 2 goals in regulation as it now returns -160 with under at +130.

Argentina played brilliantly in the Group Stages with 3 wins in three games for 9 points and qualify as the first place team from group B.

Mexico had a win, loss and a draw for 4 points in Group A and qualify as the second place team behind Uruguay.

Argentina opened play in World Cup 2010 with a hard fought 1-0 victory against Nigeria. The team followed up that result with a 4-1 blowout victory against Group B second place finisher South Korea. Argentina closed out their group play with a 2-0 victory against Greece.

In their win against Greece it was Argentina finding the net in the 77th minute with a goal by Martin Demichelis. It was Martin Palermo getting the second for the club in minute 89.

Argentina controlled ball possession for 67% of the match and had 12 accurate shots on goal to Greece’s 3.

Mexico opened their World Cup 2010 play with a 1-1 draw with host nation South Africa. The team then shut out France 2-0 in their second match. Mexico playing for first place in their group fell 1-0 to Uruguay which sent the Mexicans to second place in group play and a date with Argentina.

Mexico allowed the lone goal of the match to Uruguay as Luis Suarez found the net in minute 43.

Mexico controlled possession for 59% of the match and had only 2 accurate shots on goal to Uruguay’s 5.

Gonzalo Higuain leads Argentina with 3 goals in this tournament. Argentina has allowed just 1 goal in the entire World Cup thus far.

Rafael Marquez has a goal and an assist for Mexico.

The teams met in the knockout stages of World Cup 2006 held in Germany and it was Argentina producing the 2-1 victory in the round of 16 with the game winner coming in extra time in minute 98 of the match.

Lionel Messi has not found the net thus far for Argentina in World Cup 2010.

The winner of this Round of 16 match has a date with the Germany and England winner held earlier in the day.

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