Italy vs Argentina Today’s Soccer Prediction
Argentina coach Sampaoli (ex-Chile etc) likes to push high and send many people forward in the attacks. A play style that involves some risk.
Messi (ended Argentine World Cup qualifier with hat trick against Ecuador) shows great shape for Barca. Offensive collegues Higuain and Di Maria are also powerful.
At the same time, the defense is talking to: 2-4 losses against Nigeria in November.
Def midfielder Perez is new absence.
Italy’s new coach, Di Biagio, announces courageous high pressure. And the team is eager to re-qualify World Cup qualifiers (0 goals in 2 playoff matches against Sweden).
Ex-coach Ventura’s extreme tactical focus confused, explains Verratti. “In between we were advised when we had the ball.”
The Italians must be out of center defender Chiellini due to emergency injury (in addition: colleague Barzagli stopped the national team career after World Championship qualifier).
Soccer Prediction of the Day Italy vs Argentina
Sampaolis’s arrival in June did not provide stable blazing net masks in the fall, either for or against Argentina:
5 out of 8 matches under 2.5 goals. There were 5 clean layers. And there were 5 matches with 0 or 1 Argentinian goals.
Argentina-attacks Agüero – much faster than Higain and scored in both novelty matches – miss this match due to injury.
Other absenteees: eg Dybala, Icardi, Lamela.
Defending Mercado, starting for Argentina in the World Championship qualifier, was missing in the November training matches, but is with now.
Italy ended in 2018 with 5 goals in a row; scored 3, scored 2. Smoke against Sweden via 0-1 and 0-0.
Now Di Biagio (good results with U-national team) has come to, but do not think he and his team have sound respect for Messi & Co.
Super veteran Buffon has been persuaded to thaw again – otherwise stopped his national team career after World Cup qualifiers.
Prediction Today: Argentina