Argentina are back in action with another friendly match during the international break as they take on Jamaica at New York’s Red Bull Arena on Tuesday.
The Albicelestes have been in impressive form over the past year and will now look to step up their preparations for the 2022 World Cup.
Jamaica did not qualify for the World Cup this year, but have risen in recent months. The Central American side held Qatar to a 1-1 draw last month and will have to face the South American giants in this fixture.
Argentina, on the other hand, finished second in the CONMEBOL qualifiers and excelled under Lionel Scaloni. The South American giants eased past Honduras 3-0 in their previous match and will look to achieve a similar result this week.
Gregory Leigh remains Jamaica’s only injury concern and has been ruled out of this match. Michail Antonio and Leon Bailey have been included in the squad and are set to lead the line against Argentina.
Injured: Gregory Leigh
Angel Di Maria and Cristian Romero were rested against Honduras and are set to start the match. Enzo Fernandez was impressive off the bench over the weekend and could also find a place in the starting lineup this week.
Jamaica vs Argentina Predicted XI
Jamaica Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): John Barnes; Adrian Mariappa, Jamal Lowe, Deshorn Brown, Amari’i Bell; Demar Stewart, Jon Russell; Bobby-Cordova Reid, Ravel Morrison, Leon Bailey; Michail Antonio
Argentina Predicted XI (4-3-3): Emiliano Martinez; Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico; Rodrigo De Paul, Enzo Fernandez / Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso; Julian Alvarez/ Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria.
Jamaica vs Argentina Prediction
Argentina have been one of the most in-form teams in world football this year and are unbeaten in their last 34 matches. Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martinez have been excellent for the Albicelestes and will look to add to their burgeoning goal tallies this week.
Jamaica have assembled an impressive squad this year but will need a miracle to take something away from this match. Argentina are the better team on paper and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: Jamaica 1-3 Argentina