In this detailed post, we will talk about Argentina National Football Team vs Saudi Arabia National Football Team Stats.
Argentina National Football Team vs Saudi Arabia National Football Team Stats
|Head-to-head record||2 wins, 2 draws||0 wins, 2 draws|
|Overall stats||19 FIFA World Cups, 2 Copa América titles, 1 Olympic gold medal||0 major international trophies, 5 World Cup appearances|
|Recent form||35-match unbeaten streak||Won 2 of last 5 matches|
|Key players||Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez, Paulo Dybala, Ángel Di María||Salem Al-Dawsari, Firas Al-Buraikan, Yasser Al-Shahrani|
|Tactical analysis||Attacking style of play||Defensive-minded style of play|
|Prediction||Argentina to win 2-1|
Argentina National Football Team vs Saudi Arabia National Football Team Stats Some other Stats
|Shots on target||6||2|
Saudi Arabia pulled off one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history by defeating Argentina 2-1 in their Group C opener on Tuesday.
Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari scored the goals for the 51st-ranked Saudis, who were trailing to Lionel Messi’s 10th-minute penalty.
Al-Shehri squeezed in an angled shot in the 48th minute after punishing poor Argentine defending. Five minutes later, Al-Dawsari curled a stunning shot into the top corner from the edge of the area to send the Saudi fans into delirium.
Argentina were on course to match Italy’s record 37-match unbeaten run after Messi opened his fifth and final World Cup by stroking home a penalty in the 10th minute.
However, the game was turned on its head after the break. Saudi Arabia defended resolutely and Argentina were unable to find a way back into the game, despite having three goals ruled out for offside, one for Messi and two for Lautaro Martínez.
The result is a major blow to Argentina’s hopes of winning the World Cup, while Saudi Arabia have given themselves a chance of qualifying for the knockout stage.
Argentina and Saudi Arabia have played each other four times in the past, with two wins for Argentina and two draws. Their most recent meeting was in the 2022 FIFA World Cup group stage, where Saudi Arabia pulled off a shock 2-1 victory.
Argentina is the more successful team overall, having won 19 FIFA World Cups, two Copa América titles, and one Olympic gold medal. Saudi Arabia has never won a major international trophy, but they have qualified for five World Cups.
Argentina is currently ranked third in the FIFA World Rankings, while Saudi Arabia is ranked 49th. Argentina is on a 35-match unbeaten streak, while Saudi Arabia has won two of their last five matches.
Argentina has a number of world-class players, including Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez, Paulo Dybala, and Ángel Di María. Saudi Arabia’s key players include Salem Al-Dawsari, Firas Al-Buraikan, and Yasser Al-Shahrani.
Argentina is known for their attacking style of play, while Saudi Arabia is more defensive-minded. Argentina typically lines up in a 4-3-3 formation, while Saudi Arabia typically lines up in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Argentina is the favorite to win this match, but Saudi Arabia showed in the 2022 World Cup that they are capable of beating top teams. I predict that Argentina will win this match 2-1.
Argentina typically has more possession than Saudi Arabia. In their most recent meeting, Argentina had 69% possession to Saudi Arabia’s 31%.
Shots on target
Argentina also typically has more shots on target than Saudi Arabia. In their most recent meeting, Argentina had 6 shots on target to Saudi Arabia’s 2.
Argentina also typically wins more corners than Saudi Arabia. In their most recent meeting, Argentina won 9 corners to Saudi Arabia’s 2.
Argentina typically has a higher passing accuracy than Saudi Arabia. In their most recent meeting, Argentina had a passing accuracy of 85% to Saudi Arabia’s 68%.
Argentina is the better team overall and is the favorite to win this match. However, Saudi Arabia showed in the 2022 World Cup that they are capable of beating top teams. It is likely to be a close match, but I predict that Argentina will win 2-1.