Brazil vs Argentina Betting Tip, Prediction & Odds

Brazil vs Argentina Betting Tip, Prediction & Odds

The semi-finals of the 2019 Copa America will begin with the clash between eternal rivals Brazil and Argentina, and the hosts are favourites to make it to the final.

Brazil vs Argentina

  • Copa America
  • Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Wednesday 3 July
  • 01:30 UK Time

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The big rivals will meet in the semi-finals of this year’s Copa America, and even though Argentina didn’t impress so far in the tournament, they made it to the top four. The Brazilians, on the other hand, needed penalty shootout to defeat resilient Paraguay in the quarter-finals, but are favourites to beat La Albiceleste in this one.

Brazil Team News and Latest Form

One of the greatest rivalries on the international stage is set to take place once again in the Copa América semi-finals, as hosts Brazil (FIFA rank: #3) welcome bitter rivals Argentina (#11) for a chance to face either Chile or Peru in the final.

After going out in the quarter-finals via a penalty defeat to Paraguay in two of the last three editions, Brazil managed to overcome the hoodoo on the third attempt after a goalless 120 minutes. That goalless match means Brazil have not conceded a single goal in any game in 623 minutes of play (W5, D1).

Brazil forward Everton battles for the top-scorer accolade with Phillipe Coutinho (two goals apiece); three of the four goals between them have come after half-time. Brazil have lifted the trophy in all five South American Championships that they have hosted.

Argentina Team News and Latest Form

Although Argentina have lost just one of their last six matches (W4, D1, L1), they have left much to be desired in recent encounters against top-ten ranked nations. La Albiceleste have lost each of their last four such matches and are winless in five (D1, L4), since a 1-0 victory over none other than Brazil in June 2016.

Argentina’s Lautaro Martínez has opened the scoring within the first ten minutes in each of his last two matches. Seven of Argentina’s previous eight victories in all competitions have come by more than a single-goal margin.

Brazil vs Argentina Head to Head

Brazil leads the all-time series with a return of W42, D24, L38, including four of the last five encounters (W3, D1, L1). Brazil coach Tite won his most recent meeting against Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina (1-0) in the only prior clash of the managers. Moreover, all three of Tite’s managerial H2Hs with Argentina saw just one team score (W2, L1). Argentina average 2.0 bookings per match across the last six H2Hs.

Brazil vs Argentina Betting Tip

Brazil are favourites at 6/7 odds with William Hill and considering all-time H2H encounters in Brazil, and just two Argentina’s wins since 1919 (24 matches in total), I am backing Seleção to get a victory in this one. Actually, La Albiceleste even failed to find the back of the net in seven of the previous nine H2H duels in Brazil, and the Brazilians conceded just one goal in the last ten home matches. Brazil kept their net intact in each of four games at this Copa America, and it’s going to be extremely hard to penetrate through such a sturdy defence. That’s why we are not suggesting to bet on both teams to score at attractive 8/7 odds with Betfair, but you can go and back the hosts here.

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