Argentina are set to play the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup later today.
La Albiceleste defeated Australia 2-1 in the round of last 16 in a match that was much closer than predicted.
Lionel Scaloni is expected to include three players from La Liga in his starting XI. He will most likely use full-backs from the Spanish First Division, with Atlético Madrid’s Nahuel Molina and Sevilla’s Marcos Acuña probably starting at right-back and left-back respectively. Los Colchoneros’ Rodrigo De Paul is predicted join Alexis Mac Allister and Enzo Fernández in Argentina’s midfield.
Predicted Argentina lineup against the Netherlands:
AS predict that Scaloni will field the following starting XI against the Netherlands: Emiliano Martínez – Nahuel Molina, Lisandro Martínez, Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Acuña – Alexis Mac Allister, Enzo Fernández, Rodrigo De Paul – Ángel Di María, Lionel Messi, Julián Álvarez.
The match is set to kick off at 8 pm CET.
GSFN | Tom Cserép