Our prediction for this match:
All eyes will be on King Abdullah Sports City Reserve Stadium when two bitter rivals Brazil and Argentina face each other in a friendly game. The Selecao have been producing fine performances ever since they were beaten by Belgium in the FIFA World Cup last 16, but Tuesday’s football game against la Albiceleste will be anything but a walk in the park for Tite’s charges. Neymar seems to be on top of his game at the moment and seeing that Argentina’s main problem is the lack of teamwork, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Brazilians. Scaloni’s troops will be without Leo Messi in Tuesday’s friendly, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on Brazil. In Messi’s absence, a man to watch in Scaloni’s team will be Paulo Dybala, who has been scoring goals for fun in all competitions at the start of the season.
Highlighted Player (Fabinho):
One of the hottest talents and emerging star of the new generation at AS Monaco is the Brazilian international Fabinho. The 22-year-old right-back began his career at Rio Ave, but was quickly noticed by Real Madrid, who brought him on loan in 2012 where Fabinho failed to make an impression and break into the first team at Santiago Bernabeu.
A loan move to Monaco proved to be a perfect choice for the player who signed a permanent deal with the Principality in 2015 after making an immediate impact with his new club. Fabinho went on to score 15 goals in more than 130 appearances for Monaco, and has made his full Brazil debut with the club. His compelling performances in Ligue 1 have earned much praise and draw plenty of attention from Europe’s biggest clubs.
During the summer of 2016 Premier League powerhouse Manchester United were linked with the talented defender, but Monaco showed great resolve in keeping their prized asset by tying Fabinho to an extended stay with the Principality club.
Highlighted Team (Argentina):
Members of the CONMEBOL confederation Argentina national team are headed by coach Gerardo Martino and are considered one of the most nations in footballing world. Renowned for their attacking powers and defensive discipline Argentina have been playing their international matches since 1901 and their first ever competitive victory over Uruguay 3-2.
Commonly referred to as La Seleccion, Argentina are top of the FIFA World ranking, but their most recent records have been below par with the team last winning a major trophy in 1993. Two-time World Cup winners have lost the 2014 final to Germany coming agonizingly close to the crown they last won in 1986. Javier Zanetti is the most capped player with 143 matches to his name while Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi with 124 and 108 respectively are the current team members with most games to their name.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is six goals short behind Gabriel Batistuta who is the team’s top scorer with 56 goals he scored playing for La Seleccion from 1991 to 2002.