Messi’s Argentina will take on Ronaldo’s Portugal in their next match up. Our post brings you preview, prediction of this match with head to head stats, recent performance and possible lineup of this match.
Game information –
Match of – Argentina Vs Portugal
Date – November 18, 2014
Time – Yet to be decided
Venue – Old Trafford, Manchester
Type – International Friendly Match
Possible Lineup –
The possible lineup for this match is –
Nani, Danny, Ronaldo, Mendes, Carvalho, Moutinho, Eliseu, Pepe, Carvalho, Soares, Patricio
Higuain, Messi, banega, Gaitan, Perez, Gago, Di Maria, Otamendi, Mascherano, Vergini, Guzman
Head to Head –
These two teams played against each other 7 times so far. Among these matches Argentina won 5 while loosing only 1 and the other match ended in draw.
The last match between these two teams ended as 2-1 on Argentina’s favor.
2 losses in last 3 matches might seem like poor performance by Argentina but when you consider 1 of those losses came from World Cup final then it becomes easy to understand that their performance isn’t bad. The other loss came against Brazil. 3 win came against Netherlands in the world cup and Germany in their 1st friendly after the world cup. Their last win came in their last match against Hong Kong where they thrashed the home team by 7-0. They are in good form and their offense is one of the strongest of the world and their defense is very durable as well. With players like Angel Di maria on the midfield, they have good combination and thus they are the favorites to win this match.
On the other hand, Ronaldo’s Portugal isn’t doing very well. They couldn’t even manage to go to the 2nd round of the world cup and after that their performance is even lacking. Even after having someone like Ronaldo to lead their attack, their offense result is pool and their defense isn’t doing very well either. Portugal will come to this match after defeating Denmark in their last game and they should have some confidence in their play and thus they can not be underestimated under any other circumstances. But they will be underdogs for this match.
We predict that this match will end as 3-0, o Argentina’s favor but the score might vary and Portugal might even get a draw from this match.