Argentina vs Saudi Arabia prediction: how will today’s World Cup match go?

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Argentina face Saudi Arabia in the opening match of Group C of the World Cup in Qatar.

With Polish football and Croatian football also in the squad, Argentina will be hoping for a strong start to their campaign.

Lionel Messi faces his last chance to win a World Cup at the age of 35 and his side enter the tournament as one of the favorites after Argentina won the Copa America last summer.

Following a car crash during a 2018 campaign, Argentina now have far better balance and cohesion under Lionel Scaloni than at perhaps any other World Cup Messi has played at. play.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is Argentina vs Saudi Arabia?

The match will kick off at 10:00 GMT on Tuesday, November 22 at Lusail Stadium.

What TV channel is Argentina v Saudi Arabia airing on and is there a live stream?

It will be shown live on ITV 1, with coverage starting at 9am. It will also be streamed online on ITV X, formerly known as ITV Hub.

What’s up with the team?

Argentina have called up Angel Correa and Thiago Almada to their squad after Nicolas Gonzalez and Joaquin Correa picked up injuries in training last week. Lionel Messi has reportedly missed some training sessions but Argentina have dismissed concerns over their captain.

Argentina played a 4-4-2 in their warm-up friendly against the United Arab Emirates, with notable inclusions being Lisandro Martinez alongside Nicolas Otamendi in defence, Alexis Mac Allister starting on the left and Julian Alvarez playing against Lautaro Martínez alongside Messi. .

Confirmed lineups

Argentina: Emiliano Martinez, Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico, Alejandro Gomez, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria.

Saudi Arabia: Mohamed Al-Owais, Ali Al-Bulaihi, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Mohamed Kanno, Saud Abdulhamid, Abdulelah Al-Malki, Saleh Al-Shehri, Hassan Al-Tambakti, Salman Al-Faraj, Salem Al-Dawsari, Firas Al Buraikan.


Argentina: 1/6

Draw: 37/5

Saudi Arabia: 22/1


Saudi Arabia performed well in Asian qualifying to finish top of their group and secure automatic entry, but Argentina are favorites for a reason and should wow their opponents if they can step up a gear with an early display of its attack power. Argentina 4-0 Saudi Arabia

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By Peter Kavinsky

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