- Argentina vs Brazil Predictions Brazil take on Argentina in an international friendly game in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday
- Which of these two South American opponents is likely to emerge on top this time around?
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Match date: 16th October 2018
Kick-Off: 7.00pm BST
Stadium: King Abdullah Sports City Reserve Stadium, Jeddah
Live Stream: LMI Sports (World Wide Free)
Brazil v Argentina Predictions
Brazil could not live up to their pre-tournament billing as favorites for the World Cup trophy this summer. The Selecao were held to a draw by Switzerland in their opening match before they picked up 2-0 wins over Costa Rica, Serbia and Mexico to go through to the Quarter Finals.
It was there that the record five-times winners of the competition came unstuck though as they succumbed to a narrow defeat to a very talented Belgium outfit.
Unsurprisingly given the way he managed to rebuild the nation’s confidence in the team after the horror show of their 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany on home soil back in 2014, Tite keeps the job and he’s led his side to some impressive performances on the back of the World Cup.
They come into this derby fixture against their dearest rivals having won their last three friendly games and as odds-on favorites for another win at 8/13 with William Hill.
If Brazil were ultimately disappointed by their World Cup campaign, then Argentina’s fans have every right to be furious with the way their side performed in Russia.
Despite being held to a draw with Iceland and falling to a 3-0 defeat to eventual finalists Croatia in their first two games, the Albiceleste did manage to scrape through to the knock-out stages but they were beaten 4-3 in a thrilling Round of 16 ties with eventual winners France.
Jorge Sampaoli was quickly dismissed following that exit and there has yet to be a permanent replacement announced with Lionel Scaloni currently in caretaker charge. Under his guidance so far the team have earned comfortable but expected victories over Guatemala and Iraq and been held to a goalless draw with Colombia in three friendly fixtures. A win here would improve his chances of taking the job great but seems unlikely at 3/1 with Unibet.
Brazil v Argentina stats
Brazil has won six of their last seven games in all competitions.
Argentina has lost just one of their last five in all competitions.
The Selecao have won 44 of the previous 108 meetings between these two.
Brazil v Argentina head to head
Last three fixtures:
13 Nov 2015 – Argentina 1-1 Brazil – FIFA World Cup
10 Nov 2016 – Brazil 3-0 Argentina – FIFA World Cup
09 Jun 2017 – Brazil 0-1 Argentina – International Friendly
Full head-to-head record:
Brazil wins: 44
Argentina wins: 39
Brazil v Argentina betting tips
Brazil has improved defensively in recent times, with Thiago Silva and Alisson Becker helping to sure things up at the back. Canarinhos have kept clean sheets in six of their last seven games and have gone on to win all six of those matches. Argentina failed to score in last month’s friendly with Colombia and we can see them struggling to find the net in this game too. We’re backing Brazil to win to nil at 6/4 with Betway.
Neymar is racking up the goals at international level and will have his sights set on becoming the nation’s all-time leading goalscorer in the coming years. The PSG man bagged three times in his last match before the international break (a 6-1 win over Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League) and scored in both of Brazil’s friendly wins last month. He has 59 goals in 93 appearances so far, we’re backing him for his 60th here at 11/10 with BetVictor.
Brazil v Argentina best odds
Brazil – 8/13 (William Hill)
Argentina – 3/1 (Unibet)
Draw – 5/1 (BetVictor)
Brazil v Argentina recommended bets
Brazil to win to nil @ 6/4 (Betway)
Neymar to score at any time @ 11/10 (BetVictor)