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Argentina will be back in action on Wednesday as they prepare for the WC Qualifiers - South America showdown with Brazil.
Our Brazil v Argentina predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Brazil will be wanting a better result here following the 2-1 WC Qualifiers - South America losing effort in their last game against Colombia.
In that match, Brazil had 60% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Brazil was Gabriel Martinelli (4'). Colombia had 23 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. Luis Díaz (75', 79') scored for Colombia.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Brazil have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Brazil have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 10 goals in the process.
Since a loss in their previous game against Uruguay in WC Qualifiers - South America competition, Argentina and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Argentina managed 63% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Uruguay got 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Ronald Araújo (41') and Darwin Núñez (87') scored for Uruguay.
A tendency of at least one team not scoring a goal in games featuring Argentina has become evident of late. Checking on their last 6 outings shows that this has occurred 6 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal tally of 2 and Argentina have scored 9. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, however.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 09/06/2017 shows us that Brazil have won 1 of them & Argentina 4, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
An aggregate of 6 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 2 from A Seleção and 4 created by La Albiceleste. That’s an average goals per game of 1.
The last league encounter between these sides was WC Qualifiers - South America match day 14 on 16/11/2021 when it finished Argentina 0-0 Brazil.
In that match, Argentina managed 56% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
At the other end, Brazil got 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
Our feeling is that Argentina and Brazil should both be able to score here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
Shouldn’t be much in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. That is why we are leaning toward a tight encounter with a 1-1 score draw when all is said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Maracanã (76,804)
Captain: Carlos Casemiro
Chairman: Ednaldo Rodrigues
Manager: Fernando Diniz
Competitions: WC Qualifiers - South America (League Round)