Russia vs Argentina – International Friendly: The home side, who will host the 2018 World Cup, Russia, coached by Stanislav Cherchesov…
And Argentina, managed by Jorge Sampaoli, will meet at the Luzhniki Stadium, in Moscow, one of the cities that will host some World Cup matches. This will be the first encounter between the two teams since 2009.
Back then, the match, also a friendly, ended with a 3-2 Argentinian victory over the Russians.
Russia continues its preparation for the World Cup at home, next year, having played several friendlies on the past few months, since the team is directly qualified for the tournament because they are the tournament organizer.
Obviously, with just friendly matches, you can’t really measure the Russians’ ability and their ambitions on this big competition,
after the disaster their campaign was on the last official competition they participated on, the 2017 Confederations Cup, where they only won against the fragile New Zealand.
As for Argentina, the team managed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup at the last minute, with a 3-1 triumph in Ecuador that has catapulted the team to 3rd place, therefore leaving Chile out of the tournament in Russia,
in what was practically the only positive note of the Sampaoli’s recent spell since he took control of the national team of the country, who was coming off 3 consecutive draws where they were only able to score one goal.
Russia vs Argentina – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Both teams still seem to be looking for their best rosters and squads and also for the development of their game processes over the course of the last few months, with the two teams going through identity crisis recently, with Argentina struggling to qualify,
while the Russians would probably also struggle to ensure the direct qualification for the competition, hadn’t they had the direct ticket.
Considering that, I believe on a tactical and physical match without many goals being scored.
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