Spain vs Argentina Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the the friendly match between Spain vs Argentina.
Spain vs Argentina Match Preview
In the stack of international friendlies, it is difficult to find a meaningful fixture. But, if ever there is one friendly that would give the closest look of being a competitive fixture, it would be this Spain vs Argentina encounter. This match will be played at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on Tuesday, March 27, so check out our Spain vs Argentina prediction and betting tips.
Spain made a surprise early exit from Euro 2016 and that marked the end of an era. Because, right since then, the Spanish national side moved on from the incredibly successful Vicente del Bosque’s reign. In came Julen Lopetegui and there are expectations within the national team that another successful era is on the anvil. The first signs have come in the World Cup qualification where Spain finished top of their group and five points ahead of the formidable Italians. The task ahead of the manager now is to prepare for the main tournament and this Spain vs Argentina fixture will certainly provide a pointer. The side is no short of talent with the likes of David de Gea, Jordi Alba, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique, and Isco making it an array of stars lined up for this game. Under Lopetegui, the national side has played 17 and won 12 of them, drawing the other five.
However, Argentina will provide a stiff opposition to them as the Lionel Messi led South American side is peaking at the right time. Having spent most of the time in the qualifiers on the fringes of automatic qualifying spots, Argentina left it till the last game to book their spot. With the talent that is at their disposal, it would have been a colossal loss to the World Cup to miss the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, and Gonzalo Higuain on the global stage. The trio have 61 league goals between them this season and that in itself is a whopping number! They had a shocking 4-2 loss to Nigeria at home in one of the friendlies, although the 2-0 win over Italy in Manchester brought them back to parity ahead of this Spain vs Argentina encounter.
Spain vs Argentina H2H
Both the sides have won three and lost three of the six encounters played so far, with five of those games seeing three or more goals scored.
Spain vs Argentina Team News
David Silva is out of the squad for personal reasons and will not be involved in this game.
Sergio Aguero is once again expected to be out of contention due to an injury while doubts persist over the availability of Lionel Messi.
Spain vs Argentina Probable Line-ups
Spain: De Gea (GK), Alba, Pique, Ramos, Carvajal, Iniesta, Rodri, Koke, Asensio, Costa, Isco.
Argentina: Romero (GK), Mercado, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico, Celso, Mascherano, Banega, Messi, Higuain, Pavon.
Spain vs Argentina Prediction
The hosts have enough quality and organization to be a winner in this game. We are backing a Spanish win in this match which will be a cakewalk should Messi also miss the game due to injury. However, there is enough quality on both sides which should mean there are goals in this encounter. We are backing over 2.5 goals.