Argentina vs Saudi Arabia – World Cup: Staff information, lineups & prediction

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia - World Cup: Team news, lineups & prediction

Argentina face Saudi Arabia on Tuesday morning within the first match for one of many World Cup’s favourites.

Lionel Scaloni’s aspect are unbeaten in aggressive matches since dropping to Brazil within the semi-final of the 2019 Copa America. Argentina have been topped champions of South America in 2021 and are available into the competitors with out the acquainted maelstrom of unease which has accompanied their latest World Cup appearances.

Saudi Arabia do not boast fairly the identical lofty billing. The Inexperienced Falcons are the second-lowest-ranked nation on the World Cup (51st).

This is the whole lot it is advisable to find out about this assembly between two groups of wildly contrasting stature.

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia H2H Outcomes (All Time)

Argentina: 2 Wins
Saudi Arabia: 0 Wins
Attracts: 2

Present Type (Final 5 Video games)

Argentina: WWWWW
Saudi Arabia: LDDWL

Argentina group information

Tottenham’s Cristian Romero is Scaloni’s chief concern. The combative centre-back missed the final 4 weeks of Premier League soccer and did not make the bench for Argentina’s remaining pre-World Cup pleasant in opposition to the UAE on Wednesday.

Paulo Dybala was a shock inclusion after sitting out eight matches for Roma with a hamstring downside however got here off the bench within the Giallorossi’s remaining recreation earlier than the winter break.

Argentina Beginning 11 (4-3-3): E Martinez; Molina, Otamendi, Li Martinez, Acuna; De Paul, Paredes, Mac Allister; Messi, La Martinez, Di Maria.
Bench: Armani, Rulli, Foyth, Tagliafico, Montiel, Pezzella, Romero, Palacios, Gomez, Rodriguez, Fernandez, Alvarez, Gonzalez, Correa, Dybala.

Saudi Arabia group information

A possible headache for Herve Renard coming into the event revolved across the availability of Saudi Arabia’s star ahead Salem Al-Dawsari. Nevertheless, the ‘Twister’ has recovered from appendix surgical procedure in time to function within the Kingdom’s remaining pre-World Cup pleasant in opposition to Croatia.

Saudi Arabia Beginning 11 (4-3-3): Al-Owais; Al-Ghanam, Al-Amri, Al-Bulaihi, Al-Shahrani; Al-Najei, Sharahili, Al-Faraj; S Al-Dawsari, Al-Buraikan, Bahebri.
Bench: Al-Rubaie, Ol-Aqidi, Madu, Al-Breik, Abdulhamid, Al-Tambakti, Al-Malki, Otayf, Al-Hassan, Al-Abed, Kanno, N Al-Dawsari, Al-Shehri, Al-Aboud, Asiri.

“If you end up one of many smaller groups within the event, you will need to depend on shock outcomes,” Renard admitted earlier than the World Cup. It solely skirts across the fringes of hyperbole to recommend {that a} victory for Saudi Arabia in opposition to this Argentina aspect would rank among the many competitors’s biggest upsets.

La Scaloneta – as they’ve been dubbed – are one recreation shy of equalling Italy’s report 37-match unbeaten sequence in worldwide soccer. Until Renard’s Inexperienced Falcon’s can pull a shock for the ages, Argentina ought to prolong their lossless streak this Tuesday morning.

Prediction: Argentina 3-0 Saudi Arabia

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