Argentina vs Italy – International Friendly: In another of the friendly encounters being played this Friday, in the city of Manchester, England, at the Etihad Stadium
The Argentinian national team, managed by Jorge Sampaoli, and the Italian national team, managed by the interim manager Di Biagio will meet,
with both teams facing off for the 1st time since 2013, where back then the South-Americans won 1-2, also on a friendly match.
The team led by the Argentinian manager Sampaoli comes into this match after an extremely complicated campaign on their World Cup Qualifiers, once again similar to what has been their performances in recent years in terms of the international competitions.
The team was only sure they would qualify on the last match, that, if they had lost, would leave them watching the World Cup on TV.
The team isn’t exactly coming off a streak of results that can be considered positive, with Sampaoli not having an easy task on this path ahead of the team, with the team having 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss on their last 5 matches.
As for the European side, still without an official manager, they are coming off one of the lowest points in their history, by having failed to qualify for the World Cup this year,
in what was clearly the biggest surprise of these World Cup Qualifiers, with the team falling against an excellent Sweden.
The team is that way coming off a clearly poor moment of results, with their last match marking exactly the moment when they were eliminated from the biggest competition in terms of national teams, in Russia.
Argentina vs Italy – Betting Tip and Prediction:
With a team almost in depression like this Italian side, and also having in this match an Argentina that still needs a lot of work to reach this World Cup with chances of accomplishing something positive, I believe this will be a tight match without many or even any goals.
|Under 2.5 goals||