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World Cup Qualifier – Brazil vs Argentina: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the World Cup Qualifier between Brazil and Argentina and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

In a rematch of the recent Copa America final, Brazil and Argentina lock horns once again for a 2022 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.

A 1-0 win over Chile last week maintained Brazil’s six-point cushion over Argentina in the South American World Cup Qualification table. The Selecao have won all seven of their games to collect 21 points. They’ve scored 17 goals and conceded just twice in an otherwise perfect start.

Argentina, on the other hand, sealed a 3-1 win over Venezuela last time out to stay second in the standings. The Copa America champions are unbeaten after seven games, with four wins and three draws. They’ll hope to beat Brazil again on Sunday to close the six-point gap to their old rivals.

Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.

Stats and analysis

Brazil have had no struggles in the goal department. In their last 10 World Cup qualifiers, the Selecao hit the target 2.1 times on average per game, scoring 21 goals along the way. They also conceded just 3 goals, an average of 0.3 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 8 of those matches.

Despite their talented attacking options, Argentina haven’t been as prolific as Brazil. The Albiceleste have found the back of the net 16 times in the last 10 World Cup qualifiers, creating an average of 1.6 goals per game. However, they were solid in defense, with only 8 goals conceded, which is a highly respectable average of 0.8 per game. They kept 5 clean sheets in 3 of these matches.

World Cup Stats and facts for Brazil vs Argentina.

Fun stats Brazil

  • Brazil has won the last 7 matches in a row;
  • Brazil has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • Brazil has won in the last 10 of 11 matches;
  • Brazil has won in the last 5 of 6 matches at home.

Fun stats Argentina

  • Argentina unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row;
  • Argentina unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Argentina scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
  • Argentina conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches.

Form Brazil vs Argentina

Brazilians out to continue fine form.

Brazil are proving a right handful for most opponents right now displaying a record of 4 wins in the last 6 matches. In their previous 3 matches, Tite’s side experienced a 1-0 win against Peru and went on to a 1-0 defeat against Argentina. Their latest match served up a 1-0 win against Chile.

Argentina continue to sparkle.

Argentina keep brushing aside all resistance, claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. In their last 3 matches, Lionel Scaloni’s side played out a 1-1 draw with Colombia, followed by a 1-0 win against Brazil. Their most recent match brought a 3-1 win against Venezuela.

Brazil vs Argentina Fixture History

The last match between Argentina vs Brazil was a Copa America match back on 11 June 2021 and saw Argentina claim a 1-0 victory. At least one team has managed to keep a clean sheet in 3 of their 10 most recent encounters. With a 5-2-3 against Argentina in recent match-ups in the World Cup, Brazil will at least be optimistic of adding another win here.

Top goalscorer

There haven’t really been any standout goalscorers for Brazil recently, with Lucas Paqueta scoring a team-best of 2 goals in the last 6 outings. The same cannot be said for Argentina, though. Lautaro Martinez and Lionel Messi have been in sparkling form and could both be worth a tilt in this one.