Lionel Messi will play in his fifth FIFA World Cup campaign this week when Argentina plays Saudi Arabia in the Lusail Stadium’s opening match on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia dominated their group and finished ahead of Japan in the qualification table to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
The Middle Eastern team will need to perform at their best in this match after suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat last week against Croatia. Argentina, on the other hand, is one of the favorites to win the tournament and has performed admirably under Lionel Scaloni.
In their previous match, the Albiceleste defeated the UAE by a score of 5-0, and they will attempt to match that result in their World Cup debut.
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Match Details :
Argentina v Saudi Arabia
World Cup 2022
Date – 22/11/2022
Starting time – 10:00 UK.
Venue: Lusail Iconic Stadium Qatar
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Prediction :
At the moment, Argentina is undefeated in 36 matches and is well-positioned to continue its excellent run at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Lionel Messi will need to put his best foot forward this year because he is the team’s beating heart.
In this matchup, Saudi Arabia will have to work hard despite their potential for occasional upsets. On paper, Argentina is the better team, and they won’t accept anything less than a comprehensive victory
Prediction: Argentina 3-0 Saudi Arabia
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Head to Head :
Argentina’s record against Saudi Arabia is predictably impressive they have won two of their four matches, while the other two ended in draws. This is the first FIFA World Cup meeting between Saudi Arabia and Argentina. Argentina has qualified for their 18th World Cup, the third-longest active run after Brazil and Germany, with their 13th World Cup in 2022.
Argentina is one of only three South American teams, along with Brazil and Uruguay, to have won the World Cup in 1978 and 1986. Argentina has reached the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup in 12 of their last 13 tournaments, with 2002 being their only defeat.
Argentina has lost three of their last five FIFA World Cup matches, which is the same number of defeats they had in their previous 24 matches.
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Betting tips:
Tip 1: Result – Argentina
Tip 2: Game to have over 2.5 goals – Yes
Tip 3: Argentina to keep a clean sheet – Yes
Tip 4: Lionel Messi to score – Yes
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Lineups :
Montiel, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna
De Paul, Rodriguez, Lo Celso
Di Maria, Messi, L Martinez
Al Burayk, Al Amri, Madu, Al Shahrani
Kanno, Al Faraj
Al Dawasari, Bahebri, Al Muwallad
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Where to Watch :
Fox Soccer Plus, ViX
Molotov, Free, L’Equipe, L’Equipe Web
SONY TEN 3 HD, Sony LIV, SONY TEN 3
JioTV, SONY TEN 3 HD, SONY TEN 3, Sony LIV, Sports18
Sony LIV, SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 3 HD