Brazil vs Argentina: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds

Copa America 2019 Semi Finals
Brazil vs Argentina, Copa America, Mineirão Stadium, Semi-final

Predictions

Brazil topped their group in the 2019 Copa America on seven points, ahead of Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia. The Selecao beat Bolivia in the opening game 3-0, then played out a goalless stalemate with Venezuela before hammering Peru 5-0.

Argentina finished as runners up behind Colombia in their Copa America group stage on four points, but ahead of Paraguay and Qatar. La Albiceleste lost 2-0 to Colombia in their opening fixture, drew 1-1 with Paraguay in the second before defeating Asian Cup holders Qatar 2-0 in the final group game.

Brazil knocked Paraguay out on penalties in the quarter-final as the match ended goalless after 90 minutes, despite the Paraguayans being down to 10 men. Brazil last made the semi-finals of the Copa America in 2007, when they defeated Uruguay on penalties after the game finished 2-2. Brazil have won every edition of either the South American Championship or Copa America that has been played in their country, which is a total of four.

Argentina took care of Venezuela in the quarter-final, winning 2-0 thanks to goals from Lautaro Martinez and Giovani Lo Celso. Argentina have reached the last four in four the last five tournaments and were beaten finalists of the 2014 World Cup which was held in Brazil. A 2-1 win for Brazil is well worth a shout, considering how they have been unbeatable thus far in the competition.

Betting Tips

These sides last met in the Final of the 2007 Copa America with Brazil coming out on top in a 3-0 win, Dani Alves scored that day and is likely to also take part in this tie.

Both these sides have some considerable firepower playing up front and that could be why the bookies are offering short odds for the Total Goals over 2.5 market.

Odds

Brazil
Draw
Argentina
Betway
888sports
1.80

Statistics

Head to Head

In the last 110 meetings between these two nations, it is Brazil who come out slightly on top with 45 wins compared to Argentina’s 39, while there has been 26 draws down through the years.

Stats

  • Brazil have lost just once in their last seven Copa America matches which was a 1-0 defeat by Peru in 2016. Prior to that they had lost just three times in their last 13, two of which were on penalties.
  • Argentina have only won two of their last five Copa America games, but prior to that they had only lost once in their previous 11.
  • Brazil will be hoping to lift the Copa America for the first time since 2007 and win their ninth title on home turf.
  • Argentina are aiming to hoist their 15th Copa America crown, which be their first since beating Mexico 2-1 in 1993. The Argentinians have lost four finals in that time period, losing to Chile in the last two deciders.

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