Argentina will take on Saudi Arabia. The match will take place at Lusail Iliconic Stadium (Lusail) on Tuesday 23 November.
Argentina has one more chance to win this year’s trophy. Of course, the “Albiselestes” will remain among the favourites of any World Cup. This will be Messi’s last chance at winning the World Cup. La Pulge is 35. He risks being left behind by his great predecessor Maradona who pulled out his clubs and the national team. This is why Lionel lost the 2014 final. This generation lost many decisive matches and was, in general, “silver”. Scaloni’s team won the Copa America last year. They now have the highest goals.
Saudi Arabia has a good team, but it is not at the same level. The Greens reached the second World Cup in succession. They beat Egypt with their Salah in Russia. There was simply no way against Russia and Uruguay initially. Realistically, the goal is to perform better than four years ago. It will be difficult, though. There are still representatives from Europe and South America. But, more abruptly, there is Poland and Argentina. And Mexico, instead of the “pharaohs”. Herve Renard is an experienced mentor who has proven to be a surprise worker. The Saudis finished in 2nd place in the group thanks to him. They looked very impressive in friendly matches. You should remember, however, that the team is made up of only national champions. It is not widely quoted despite all the investment in him and his progress.
Argentina won the Confederations Cup in 1992. The 2012 friendly was not a success. Argentina is well aware of the fact that Saudi Arabia will be stronger than Argentina in the future. It is important to win but also to maintain goal difference in case of an emergency. We bet on Messi, and the company with a handicap “-2.0 goals”.
Prediction: Argentina will win the match with -2.0 handicap