ITA vs ARG International Friendly Dream 11 Football Prediction Fantasy Team News
Argentina vs Italy
ITA vs ARG MATCH PREVIEW:
The City of Manchester Stadium will be playing host to the world’s best football player Lionel Messi as Argentina and Italy lock horns at Manchester City’s stadium for this International friendly fixture.
Italy missed out on 2018 World Cup after finishing second in the group which had Spain in it. That’s no shame but what followed was understandably harsh on Azzurri’s supporters. The four times champions played poorly against Sweden in the playoffs and ended up losing 1-0 on aggregate. As a result, Gian Piero Ventura’s managerial reign ended prematurely.
Luigi Di Biagio has been appointed as a caretaker manager, but you can bet he may be appointed on a full-time basis if his team do the unthinkable over their South American opponent in this match.
Argentina, on the other hand, crawled their way through South American qualification. At one point, they are in the danger of missing out on the global showpiece event. But thanks to magician Lionel Messi’s incredible hat-trick against Ecuador which spurned his team to 3rd place, and two points clear of the 4th placed Peru. There is no room for error now for Jorge Sampaoli’s men and the preparation for the FIFA World Cup starts from today.
Are you ready for this battle? Choose your fantasy team wisely-
Match Timing: Tomorrow, March 24, 01:15 AM IST
Venue: City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
Form of the teams-
Argentina have played two matches since qualifying campaign ended. In the first match, they won 1-0 against Russia, while in the other game, Nigeria shocked them 4-2 in their own backyard. So there are enough chinks in Argentina’s armory and the Azzurri definitely have enough players to take any slip-up from the two-times FIFA Champions.
Italy may have lost against Sweden, but they have lost just two games in their last 15 competitive matches. Also Ciro Immobile is firing on all cylinders for Lazio this season, so the 2006 WC champions should be confident enough of getting a favorable outcome in this clash of big teams.
Recent wins (Last Six matches)
Argentina – L W W D D D
Spain – D L W D W L
ITA vs ARG TEAM NEWS:
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is out injured and West Ham’s Angelo Ogbonna is expected to fill the gap.
Old guard Gianluigi Buffon is expected to lead the Azzurri in this match.
Romero (GK), Mercado, Fazio, Otamendi, Tagliafico, Paredes, Biglia, Maria, Messi, Meza, Higuain
Eduardo Silva, Marcos Rojo, and Sergio Aguero are set to miss out on this match due to their respective injuries.
Buffon (GK); Florenzi, Bonucci, Rugani, Darmian, Parolo, Jorginho, Verratti, Candreva, Immobile, Insigne
Argentina- Two times FIFA World Cup winner
Italy- Four times FIFA World Cup winner
Argentina – Messi, Higuain, Biglia
Italy – Immobile, Buffon, Jorginho
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Hard to call, that’s it. Argentina lost their last game against Nigeria, but there was no Messi in that match. While on current form, Immobile is one of the most in-form strikers in the world. So it could be a tussle up front for both the teams.
Argentina to win 2-0, While Messi scores one- That’s our call-
ITA VS ARG FANTASY TEAM:
This ITA vs ARG match preview is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above