A Diego Maradona-inspired Argentina side beat West Germany 3-2 in the final on that occasion as the Albiceleste picked up their second World Cup title.
With Lionel Messi acting as the talisman this time around, Sabella acknowledged that there were similarities between the two campaigns and revealed that he had spoken to Carlos Bilardo, the manager of the 1986 side, about tomorrow's showpiece event.
"Let's hope the result is the same, for starters. I was in Brazil when the match took place in 1986, and yes there are similarities. Let's hope the result will be repeated," Sabella told reporters.
"[Bilardo and I] spoke about the importance of midfield, giving solidity to a team. You need to play continuously in the World Cup, and you have to be solid mentally and physically, with the right mindset."
The two sides also met in the final of the 1990 tournament, with Germany emerging victorious on that occasion.