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Argentina vs Brazil betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Argentina vs Brazil betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds
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Argentina vs Brazil betting tips

This article covers Argentina vs Brazil betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Argentina 11/4

o – Draw 9/4

o – Brazil 11/10

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

The mascot of Copa America 'Pibe'

GOIANIA, BRAZIL – JUNE 20: The mascot of Copa America ‘Pibe’ poses before a group b match between Colombia and Peru as part of Copa America Brazil 2021 at Estadio Olimpico on June 20, 2021 in Goiania, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

Argentina vs Brazil: Match details

Match: Argentina vs Brazil

Competition: Copa America

Date: July 11, 2021

Kick-off time: 1:00 am, July 11, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Argentina vs Brazil betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JUNE 23: Casemiro of Brazil celebrates with teammates after scoring the the second goal of his team during a Group B match between Brazil and Colombia as part of Copa America Brazil 2021 at Estadio Olímpico Nilton Santos on June 23, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: Argentina 1 – 2 Brazil

Argentina face Brazil in the 2021 Copa America Final at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

This match, which is known as the Superclássico das Américas in South America and the Battle of the Americas in the English press, is widely considered to be the greatest national team rivalry in international mens football.

There have been 105 officially recognised matches between the two nations, with Brazil holding the upper hand with 44 wins to Argentina’s 39. In Copa America only, Brazil also lead with 7 wins to 3.

The 2021 Copa America final will be the 4th final between the two nations. Verde-Amarela have won each of the last 3 finals between them with Argentina’s only final victory coming in Sudamericano 1937 (the previous name for this competition) after extra time.

Argentina vs Brazil betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 09: Lionel Messi of Argentia walks from the ground at half time during the Brasil Global Tour match between Brazil and Argentina at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images for ICC)

Argentina vs Brazil: Recommended bets

101 Great Goals’ prediction of Argentina 1 – 2 Brazil is available at odds of 17/2.

1-0 Argentina win. Argentina won the last match between these sides in the 2019 Superclásico in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A repeat of this score on Sunday is available at odds of 7/1.

2-2 draw. The first Copa America Final between them finished 2-2 after a dramatic injury-time equaliser from Adriano in 2004. Highlight’s of this match and Brazil’s win on penalties are available at the end of this article. A repeat of the 2-2 scoreline after 90 minutes on Sunday is available at odds of 18/1.

2-0 Brazil win. Brazil eliminated Argentina en-route to their 2019 Copa America victory at the semi-final stage with a 2-0 win. Highlights of this match are also available at the end of the article. You can back them at 8/1 for the same scoreline here on Sunday.

Under 2.5 goals. Recent Superclássico das Américas have been more cagey and low scoring compared to those in the past with each of the last 4 encounters producing under 2.5 goal matches. You can back another low scoring game here on Sunday with odds of 8/15 on for under 2.5 goals.

Lionel Messi Goalscorer. No Argentine player in history has more Superclássico das Américas goals than Messi’s 5. The diminutive forward is the current top scorer at the 2021 Copa and is 15/4 to score the game’s opener on Sunday. Or 7/5 for Messi (pictured above) to bag a goal at any time during the game against Brazil.

Argentina vs Brazil betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Neymar Brazil player during a Group B match between Brazil and Colombia as part of Copa America Brazil 2021 at Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos on June 23, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Thiago Ribeiro/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Argentina vs Brazil: What are the betting odds?

La Albiceleste beat Brazil 0-1 when these sides last met back in 2019. Despite this, they start the match as the 11/4 underdogs on Sunday.

Three of the previous meetings between these nations in the Copa America knockout rounds finished all square after 90 minutes. With neither side wanting to lose to their biggest sporting rival, will we see a stalemate played out here? Odds of 9/4 are available if you see Argentina and Brazil cancelling each other out on Sunday.

Brazil won the previous two finals in this head-to-head; the 2005 Confederations Cup and the 2007 Copa America finals. With home advantage here, they are 11/10 favourites to beat Argentina over 90 minutes.

Argentina vs Brazil – recent form and head to head statistics

Argentina vs Brazil form
Argentina vs Brazil - 1:0
Argentina vs Colombia - 1:1
Argentina vs Ecuador - 3:0
Bolivia vs Argentina - 1:4
Argentina vs Paraguay - 1:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
Argentina vs Brazil - 1:0
Brazil vs Peru - 1:0
Brazil vs Chile - 1:0
Brazil vs Ecuador - 1:1
Brazil vs Colombia - 2:1
Last 5 games for Argentina
July 11, 2021 Copa America 2021 Argentina 1 - 0 Brazil
July 7, 2021 Copa America 2021 Argentina 1 - 1 Colombia
July 4, 2021 Copa America 2021 Argentina 3 - 0 Ecuador
June 29, 2021 Copa America 2021 Bolivia 1 - 4 Argentina
June 29, 2021 Copa America 2021 Argentina 0 - 0 Bolivia
Last 5 games for Brazil
July 11, 2021 Copa America 2021 Argentina 1 - 0 Brazil
July 5, 2021 Copa America 2021 Brazil 1 - 0 Peru
July 3, 2021 Copa America 2021 Brazil 1 - 0 Chile
June 27, 2021 Copa America 2021 Brazil 1 - 1 Ecuador
June 27, 2021 Copa America 2021 Ecuador 0 - 0 Brazil
Argentina vs Brazil Copa America 2021 form
Argentina Brazil
8 Matches played 10
6 Matches won 5
88 Goal attempts 81
41 Shots on goal 35
25 Shots off goal 32
33 Corner kicks 34
43% Average ball possession 40%
22 Shots blocked 14
18 Cards given 13
158 Free kicks 114
8 Offsides 8
2 Shots on bar 1
14 Goals by foot 9
1 Goals by head 3
12 Goals scored 12
3 Goals conceded 3
Argentina vs Brazil statistics for most recent head to head matches
Argentina Brazil
25 Matches 25
13 Home Matches 12
12 Away Matches 13
24 Total Goals 43
0.96 Average Goals Scored 1.72
8 Wins 12
12 Losses 8
5 Draws 5
Last 5 games & match results between Argentina and Brazil
July 11, 2021 Copa America 2021 Argentina 1 - 0 Brazil
November 15, 2019 Int. Friendly Games 2019 Brazil 0 - 1 Argentina
July 3, 2019 Copa America 2019 Brazil 2 - 0 Argentina
October 16, 2018 Int. Friendly Games 2018 Brazil 1 - 0 Argentina
June 9, 2017 Int. Friendly Games 2017 Argentina 1 - 0 Brazil

Angel Di Maria

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 09: Angel Di Maria of Argentina runs with the ball during the Brazil Global Tour match between Brazil and Argentina at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Argentina vs Brazil: Match preview

The format of the 2021 Copa America was set so that the winner and runners of one group will avoid the winners and runners up of the other until the final. Therefore, as long as Argentina and Brazil had a decent showing in the group stages to finish in either of the top 2 slots, they then wouldn’t meet in the competition until the final, should they make it there. This has resulted in neutrals getting the final they all hoped for. Superclássico das Américas. Messi versus Neymar.

The pair have lit up this tournament and it is fitting that one of the two will be crowned a Copa America Champion on Sunday. It will be the first major tournament victory at international level for the two players considered the best in South America if not the world at the moment.

Argentina hasn’t won a major international honour since 1993. However, they have come close during the Lionel Messi era finishing runners-up in the 2014 World Cup losing 1-0 to Germany in the final here at the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro.

They are also 3-time Copa America runners-up with Leo in the squad, losing 3-0 to Brazil in 2007 and twice on penalties to Chile in both 2015 and 2016. This could be the final chance for Messi to tick off that one thing on his list that has always eluded him which, for some, is a black mark against his name in the conversation for the greatest of all time.

Of course, Brazil are the reigning Copa America Champions having won the 2019 title 3-1 versus Peru in the final. However, Neymar missed the tournament having been replaced by Willian due to injury before the competition’s opening match.

Sunday will mark Neymar’s first appearance in a final for Brazil. The closest he got to tasting international success prior to this was the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. A fractured vertebra in the Quarter Final match against Colombia saw him ruled out for the rest of the tournament. Brazil collapsed in the semi-final without their star to a humiliating 7-1 defeat at the hands of Germany.

Messi seems likely to win both the Golden Ball (best player) and Golden Boot (top goalscorer) awards as he leads in both goals (4) and assists (5). Neymar, with 5 goal involvements, is the closest any player comes to Messi’s 9 so far in the Copa. While there is no doubt Messi has been the better player in the tournament, Brazil’s supporting cast for Neymar certainly look superior to Messi’s.

Even without Gabriel Jesus, the likes of Lucas Paquetá, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Barbosa, Richarlison, Éverton and Vinícius Júnior are all proven match-winners and capable of winning the game for Brazil even if Argentina manage to keep Neymar quiet.

Argentina vs Brazil betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Argentina’s Giovani Lo Celso celebrates after scoring against Venezuela during their Copa America football tournament quarter-final match at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 28, 2019. (Photo by Carl DE SOUZA / AFP) (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Argentina team news vs Brazil

Cristian Romero remains a doubt having missed the knockout rounds due to a knee injury. Nicolas Otamendi and German Pezzella are expected to continue in central defence in his absence.

Gonzalo Montiel coming in for Nahuel Molina at right-back might be Lionel Scaloni’s only unforced change from the team that beat Colombia on penalties. Molina has started 4 of Argentina’s 6 matches this Copa. However, he was withdrawn at half-time in midweek.

Argentine Squad in Full

Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Agustín Marchesín (Porto), Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa), Juan Musso (Udinese)
Defenders: Lucas Martínez Quarta (Fiorentina), Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax), Gonzalo Montiel (River Plate), Germán Pezzella (Fiorentina), Marcos Acuña (Sevilla), Cristian Romero (Atalanta), Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica), Lisandro Martínez (Ajax), Nahuel Molina (Udinese)
Midfielders: Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain), Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese), Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Nicolás Domínguez (Bologna), Guido Rodríguez (Betis), Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur), Ángel Correa (Atlético Madrid), Alejandro Gómez (Sevilla)
Forwards: Lionel Messi © (No Current Club), Sergio Agüero (Barcelona), Nicolás González (Fiorentina), Joaquín Correa (Lazio), Lautaro Martínez (Internazionale), Julián Álvarez (River Plate)

Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Rafinha

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 20: (L-R) Walace of Brazil, Gabriel Jesus of Brazil, Neymar of Brazil, Gabriel Barbosa of Brazil and Rafinha of Brazil celebrate with their gold medals following the Men’s Football Final between Brazil and Germany at the Maracana Stadium on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Brazil team news vs Argentina

Gabriel Jesus will miss the match due to suspension following his red card against Chile. The Brazilian forward fly-kicked an opponent in the face while attempting to control the ball and received a suspension for both the semi-final and final as a result.

Alex Sandro is a doubt for this match having missed Brazil’s final training session before the final with a cut to his left thigh. Renan Lodi is expected to start at left-back regardless having started in 4 of Brazil’s 6 matches including all 3 of their knockout matches.

All 3 goalkeepers have started for Brazil at some point in this competition. However, having started and kept clean sheets in both the quarter and semi-finals, Ederson seems to have taken the #1 Jersey from Alisson Becker and is expected to start the final between the sticks.

Brazilian Squad in Full

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Weverton (Palmeiras), Ederson (Manchester City)
Defenders: Danilo (Juventus), Thiago Silva © (Chelsea), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Emerson (Betis), Éder Militão (Real Madrid), Renan Lodi (Atlético Madrid), Léo Ortiz (Red Bull Bragantino)
Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fred (Manchester United), Éverton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Fabinho (Liverpool), Lucas Paquetá (Lyon), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa)
Forwards: Richarlison (Everton), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Everton (Benfica), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo)

Predicted Argentina line-up vs Brazil

Argentina's predicted XI to face Brazil.

Argentina’s predicted XI to face Brazil.

Predicted Brazil line-up vs Argentina

Brazil's predicted XI to face Argentina.

Brazil’s predicted XI to face Argentina.

Argentina vs Brazil – Official videos

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Argentina vs Brazil live streaming & betting tips FAQs

What time is kick off between Argentina vs Brazil?
1:00 am on Sunday July 11, 2021 (UK Time)
What are the betting odds for Argentina vs Brazil?
Argentina win 11/4 | Draw 9/4 | Brazil win 11/10
What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Argentina vs Brazil?
101 Great Goals predicts: Argentina 1 - 2 Brazil