La Albiceleste were very close to not qualifying for the 2018 World Cup but were able to get the job done in the final qualifier at Ecuador thanks to Lionel Messi’s magical hattrick.
The South American giants fell to Nigeria in a friendly last October and will seek to adjust here in a bid to be in the right shape for the global showpiece in Russia and victory in Manchester is theirs at (2.00) as per BetKing.
The Azzurri had a disastrous time in their qualifiers as they failed to make it to the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
This game might thus not mean much to them as it does to Argentina but they are still quoted at (4.00) with the same firm to salvage some pride here.
A draw is available at odds of (3.25).
Argentina have won the last two meetings with Italy 2-1. Backing that scoreline in favour of Jorge Sampaoli’s men comes in at the price of (9.50).
La Albiceleste are unbeaten in their last four meetings with the Azzurri, winning three and drawing one. A double chance thus swings in their favour at odds of (1.23).
Both teams have scored the last five times they’ve met and its (1.98) to see it go that way.
Five players in the Argentine squad presently have or previously had connections with either Manchester City or Manchester United and since they’ll be playing in a familiar environment once again, it gives the men in white and sky blue stripes a shot any winning either half at odds of (1.55) with BetKing.