Argentina 19/20 to beat Italy in Fridays international friendly
Competition: International Friendly
Market: Argentina to beat Italy
Odds: 19/20 @ Bet365
As the domestic leagues come to another abrupt end, players and managers will now be turning their attention to this summers World Cup finals in Russia. While Argentina led by Lionel Messi will be hoping to lift the trophy come the end of the tournament, Italy are a side in transition who will be watching the World Cup from their sofas this year.
For the hosts on Friday, Argentina will be looking to get back to winning ways before heading to Russia this summer. Despite leaving it late, Argentina come through the South American qualifying groups in third place. falling behind Uruguay and Brazil, in their 18 matches played, Argentina were only able to win 7, draw seven and lose four, scoring 19 and conceding 16 in return. Eventually finishing 13 points behind league leaders Brazil, Argentina only secured their spot at the World Cup by just two points, leaving it to the final match of the group.
As for the visitors, Italy are a country in transition and now without a manager, the 2006 World Cup winners were unable to even make it to the tournament this year. Finishing second in Group G behind Spain, in their 10 group matches Italy picked up seven wins, two draws and one defeat. After falling short against Sweden in the playoffs Italy this will be the first time since 1958 that the four-time champions have not qualified for the final tournament.
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