Argentina Predicted Lineup for World Cup Battle with Saudi Arabia

Lionel Messi, in the Argentina predicted lineup, in training

Argentina kick off their World Cup campaign in incredible form against a relatively weak Saudi Arabia side. See Last Word on Football’s Argentina predicted lineup and the tactics to expect from La Albiceleste against the Saudis.

Argentina Predicted Lineup vs Saudi Arabia

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How Argentina Have Lined-up Recently

Argentina line up in a 4-3-3 structure. Emiliano Martinez starts in goal, protected by Nicolas Otamendi and Cristian Romero at centre-back. Nahuel Molina and Nicolas Tagliafico start at wing-back. Leandro Paredes starts in defensive midfield, supporting Rodrigo De Paul and Alexis Mac Allister in more creative roles.

The Argentinian front line is one to envy. Lionel Messi starts on the right but floats across the line, with Lautaro Martinez starting in the middle. Paulo Dybala starts on the left hand side.

Argentina Recent Form and Tactics

Lionel Scaloni’s side play an intriguing brand of football, almost akin to that of Paris Saint-Germain. Defensive solidity is the first goal of the side, with a strong foundation allowing for the more creative players at the top to play with freedom. Rather than being the pure striker he was in the past, Lionel Messi has transitioned to a more creative role.

This strategy has brought the Argentinians a lot of success over the past few years. The team hasn’t lost since 2019, picking up a Copa America along the way. They are a fierce team to contend with.

Argentina Injuries to Consider

Argentina are not currently struggling with injuries, in spite of the squad losing players ahead of the tournament. Nico Gonzalez, Joaquin Correa and Juan Musso are all players that are missing the tournament through issues such as injuries. Most of these players would miss out on a fully-fit Argentina predicted lineup.

Argentina Predicted Lineup

  • Emiliano Martinez
  • Nico Tagliafico
  • Nicolas Otamendi
  • Cristian Romero
  • Nahuel Molina
  • Leandro Paredes
  • Alexis Mac Allister
  • Rodrigo De Paul
  • Lionel Messi
  • Lautaro Martinez
  • Paulo Dybala

Current Odds: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia

Argentina are favourites at 1/5, with the draw next most likely at 5/1. A Saudi win comes in at 24/1.

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