Betting tips & odds comparison 01.06.2022 Italy - Argentina
Betting Tip for matchday 0 of the 2022 Cup of Champions between Italy and Argentina. The game will be played at Wembley Stadium (London, England) on 01.06.2022 at 20:45.
A packed Wembley Stadium will on Wednesday night be the venue for the inaugural 2022 Finalissima pitting the winners of Euro 2020 Italy against the Copa America holders Argentina in what promises to be an intriguing encounter with contrasting styles.
Our betting tips today in this preview will be derived from MrXbet and Bet9ja betting markets and prices.
Italy went on a bullish run last summer at the European Championships as they triumphed over tough opposition in the shape of Belgium, Spain and eventually the hosts England who they defeated on post-match penalties after the two teams could not be separated in a 1-1 stalemate after extra time.
That victorious mood was however dampened a few months later as the Azzurri failed yet again to punch their ticket to this year’s world cup tournament after inexplicably losing to minnows North Macedonia in the semifinals of the playoffs in March. They had also missed out on the 2018 edition and for perennial winners like them, failing to make the cut again certainly was a bitter pill to swallow.
Roberto Mancini will be hoping to pacify the backlash they received with a win here but that’s easier said than done. Italy have actually lost their last three friendlies against Argentina, the last of which was a 2-0 loss back in 2018.
Argentina finally overcome their longtime nemesis Brazil to win the final of Copa America 1-0 last summer, which was their first Copa America win since 1993. Angel Di Maria’s first-half effort was was all it took to end this prolonged drought and you could tell from their celebrations, that a huge yoke had been unburdened from their shoulders.
Unlike Italy, Lionel Scaloni’s men have qualified for the 2022 Qatar World Cup following an impressive campaign that saw them finish second behind Brazil in the South America qualifiers. They finished runners-up in the 2014 showpiece event but got knocked out in the 2nd round in Russia 2018. They will certainly be hoping for a better showing this time around as they bid to lift the coveted trophy for the third time.
La Albiceleste have a good balance of lethal attackers led by the mercurial Lionel Messi and a solid defense anchored by former Man City defender Nicolas Otamendi. Both are likely to feature here which should make for a great contest.
- COACH: Roberto Mancini
- MISSING PLAYERS: None
- De Paul
- Lo Celso
- Di Maria
- COACH: Lionel Scaloni
- MISSING PLAYERS: Romero (Hip injury), Martinez (Knee injury)
ITALY VS ARGENTINA PREDICTIONS
With no extra time here, both of these teams will be keen to avoid the stress of a penalty shootout and that therefore means we are likely to be in for 90 minutes of entertaining football. We anticipate a fairly close opening to the game but as the prospects of penalties ever draw so nearer, we should see increased desperation and frantic action from both teams looking to pick up the outright win. For our opening tip for this clash, we are therefore backing the 2nd half of the game to witness more goals than the first @ 2.16 with Bet9ja mobile app.
That intensity that is expected in the 2nd half leads us to believe that we could possibly have a number of corners due to the goalmouth action. MrXbet Bonus have priced Over 4.5 Corners at 1.66 and we feel there is value in picking this up as our final shout for this game.
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