At the World Cup football in Qatar, Argentina, along with Brazil, easily emerged as a favorite. The selection of the World Cup for them is the tournament of South America. Naturally, Lionel Messi helped them in this, who, after some decline after leaving Barcelona, again reached a decent level. Similarly, Saudi Arabia left the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. What direct efforts were made by the “veterans” of the team - Fahad al-Muwallad and Salim al-Dawsari. The relatively young striker Abdullah al-Hamdan was also noted.
What to expect from the match?
Of course, we should expect from the match that the Argentina national team will dominate, especially considering the fact that for the leader and captain of the team, Lionel Messi, this championship will be the last in his career. He has already lost against Germany at the 2014 World Cup and he has only one motivation - to win and leave beautifully. In turn, teammates are required to conduct the leader with dignity, in particular Angel Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez. But do not rely on it to be an easy ride. Saudi Arabia is also quite a strong team and who knows what surprises it has in store for the Fifa World Cup mastodons.
Team tactics for this match
The head coach of the Argentina national team is Lionel Scaloni. He tries to build a fast passing game with tight formations. The last meetings between Argentina and Saudi Arabia were more than 20 years ago, and during this time a lot has changed for both of them. Wards of Herve Renard are likely to show a more closed scheme, which will be based on counterattacking actions. Fast players will have to penalize Argentina’s midfield and defense for increased pressure and constant pressure. World Cup 2022 matches are rarely predictable.
World Cup forecast. The most likely outcomes of the match Argentina - Saudi Arabia
We can definitely talk about the possibility of such an outcome as Lionel Messi’s goal. After all, the forecast for the World Cup for him is an outrageous level of play. It will also not be wrong to believe in the victory of Argentina, since it is objectively the favorite in this confrontation. The number of yellow cards can also be an interesting option. Saudi Arabian players will need to somehow stop the Argentines. It is unlikely that in some moments they will be able to do it without a foul. The same teams love and will score. Therefore, we can rely on “TB 2.5” if we count on victory and believe that Saudi Arabia will implement at least one counterattack.
|Lionel Messi goal - yes||1.57|
|Total yellow cards over 3.5||1.89|
|Total goals - 2.5B||1.64|
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia odds on main selections
|Argentina win||Draw||Saudi victory|