The football fans will have a chance to enjoy a matchup between the European and the CONMEBOL champion as Italy and Argentina will face each other at the Wembley Stadium in London on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
- Italy vs Argentina
- Date – 01/06/2022
- Starting time – 8.45 PM CET
- Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Italy Stats & Form
Italy is going through a tough period as they will miss the FIFA World Cup this year in Qatar after they were eliminated by North Macedonia losing 1-0 in the playoff match at home in Palermo.
Italy had a great run at the last year’s EURO winning the continental trophy after defeating England on penalties at the same Stadium they will face Argentina in the Finalissima.
Italy is coming off a 3-2 win in a friendly match against Turkey which followed after the loss to North Macedonia. Previously they played draw against Northern Ireland and Switzerland in the World Cup qualifiers which them in a situation to go into the Playoffs and not win a ticket for the World Cup.
Italy possible lineup: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne
David Alaba is questionable for the final game.
Argentina Stats & Form
Argentina has been one of the best teams in the world but has yet to win the World Cup in the past three decades which is their main goal for this year. They have a reason to believe that this will be that year since they won the Copa America and they still have one of the best players in the history of football Leo Messi.
Argentina will use this game against Italy to prepare for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar and a win against the European Champion will boost their confidence even more.
Argentina has not lost in the last 31 games with their last loss dating back to 2019 when they failed 2-0 to Brazil.
Argentina is coming off a 1-1 draw against Ecuador in the World Cup qualifiers which was enough for them to book their tickets for Qatar.
Argentina possible lineup: Martínez; Montiel, Romero, Otamendi, Acuña; De Paul, Paredes, Lo Celso; Messi, L. Martínez, Di María
Italy vs Argentina Head-to-Head Stats
Italy and Argentina have played each other 8 times before. Argentina has won 3 times with 3 draws and 2 wins for Italy.
None of the eight games between these two teams have seen more than three goals.
Italy vs Argentina Betting Odds
Argentina is a slight favourite going into this game with the odds for their win are at 140 while the odds for Italy’s victory and a draw are at 210.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with 121 to go over and -152 for under.
This will be a real fun game to watch as two of the greatest teams in the world will go against each other at the most glamorous football stadium in Europe. Both teams will go into the match with different emotions but are dedicated to giving their best and winning. The European champion Italy embarrassed themselves after losing 1-0 to North Macedonia in the World Cup Playoff round and they will miss the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
This is a huge blow for Italian football but at least they will have a chance to win the Finalissima against Argentina. Anyway, that will not be easy at all, as the Argentinians are preparing for another run at the World Cup title which they haven’t won since 1986 when Diego Maradona was still the best player in the world.
Now the South American champion has Leo Messi who is already 34-years-old and this will be his last chance to lead his team to the magnificent trophy. But before Argentina goes to the World Cup, they will go against Italy as favorites to win on Wembley. Both teams will go on the pitch to compete as this is one game with no repercussions. Argentina is the better team at the moment and a couple of good plays by their top stars will decide the winner of this match. Our prediction is that Argentina will win this one 2-1.