Brazil vs Argentina: Selecao to shade Copa America final

Brazil vs Argentina: Selecao to shade Copa America final

Kick-off: 0100, 11/07/2021

Stadium: Estadio do Maracana

TV: BBC Digital

Copa America 2021 started out as a troubled tournament after a change of venue but now has its first dream final since 2007 between Brazil and Argentina.

Each side has been impressive at certain points and had to battle through some tricky tests, but the stage is set for a classic encounter at the iconic Maracana.

It would be fitting if star duo Neymar and Lionel Messi could both score and bwin’s price boost of 9/1 for that to happen is our first Brazil vs Argentina prediction.

A Look At Brazil’s Betting Odds

Brazil began the group stage in a blaze of glory, beating Venezuela 3-0 and Peru 4-0, before only shading Colombia 2-1 in stoppage time and drawing 1-1 with Ecuador after making wholesale changes.

The Selecao have scrambled through the knockout rounds, claiming 1-0 victories over Chile and Peru, with Lucas Paqueta bagging both of those goals.

Tite’s men were more dominant than those scorelines suggest, though, and created enough chances to win far more convincingly.

The latest triumph over Los Incas suited us, as we landed a trio of successful selections in our match preview.

Neymar was in no doubt about who he was hoping to face in the final, stating: “I want Argentina, I am cheering them on. I have friends there and in the final Brazil will win.”

Looking at the Brazil vs Argentina odds, another bwin price boost of 17/5 for the hosts to oblige and over 2.5 goals also takes the eye.

A Look At Argentina’s Betting Odds

Argentina gave Neymar his wish after edging out Colombia on penalties following a 1-1 draw in Brasilia.

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez put La Albiceleste ahead early on, but Luis Diaz of Porto levelled things up in the second half.

Aston Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez then denied Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina and Edwin Cardona in the shoot-out.

Messi declared: “It was difficult at times, but we have Emi and he’s phenomenal. We trusted him.”

Argentina won the last of their 14 Copa America titles back in 1993 and Messi is amazingly still searching for a maiden major trophy at international level.

He had previously scored in a 3-0 quarter-final victory over Ecuador and netted three times during the pool stage, as La Albiceleste picked up 10 points from four games.

There really isn’t much between these teams in the final and just one goal has separated them in three of their last four head-to-head meetings.

Punters can get 5/4 for that to be the case at the end of normal time again here and that is worth adding to our Brazil vs Argentina betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

BRAZIL 1-0 Peru – Paqueta

ARGENTINA 1-1 Colombia – Martinez

Head-to-head: Brazil 0-1 Argentina, Brazil 2-0 Argentina, Brazil 1-0 Argentina, Argentina 1-0 Brazil

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