Wembley stadium plays host to the ‘Finalissima’ as Italy and Argentina battle for the cup of champions as portrayed by UEFA. The ‘La Finalissima’ is a renewal of the abolished Artemio Franchi Cup last played in 1993. A match between the European and South American Champions.
ITALY FORM, STATS, SQUAD.
Italy come into this game with just one win in their last four, failing to beat Switzerland, Northern Ireland, and a shock 1-0 defeat to North Macedonia which cost them a place in the upcoming World Cup meaning this is their only obtainable silverware until at least the 2023 Nations League. Italy have only won three of their last 11 games in 90 minutes and since Mancini took charge, they have won just three of their 11 games against current top-10 FIFA-ranked sides. The Azzurri’s have lost each of the last four head-to-head meetings with their last win over the Argentines in June 1987!!! Roberto Mancini is set to go with a strong lineup with veteran defender Giorgio Chellini expected to start.
ARGENTINA FORM, STATS, SQUAD.
Unbeaten in 31 internationals and chasing Italy’s world record 37-games without defeat, Argentina enter this match as slight favourites. They also have a 100% win rate against Italy for the past Century. Argentina’s ticket to the 2022 World Cup is already booked following an unbeaten qualification so far, and they now have the opportunity to grab another silverware after ending a 28-year wait for a Copa América win. La Albiceleste are clinical in attack while solid in defence. They have not conceded more than once in any of their last 18 games (W14, D4), whilst also grabbing 12 clean sheets. Argentina have led at half-time in seven of their last eight matches.
We’re backing a solid win for the Argentines, while a 1-2 success looks a decent correct score prediction.