Preview:Copa America - Brazil VS Argentina

Posted Fri, 09 Jul 2021 10:22:54 GMT        

Copa America - Brazil VS Argentina

Match Time: 11-07-2021 05:30 Sunday

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Match preview

2021 Copa America, Brazil will play against with Argentina home. Brazil came into this year's edition of the Copa America with major expectations as the pre-tournament favourites, and they got off to a strong start in the group stage with three consecutive wins. The Selecao started with a 3-0 victory over Venezuela and a 4-0 thrashing of Peru, before they had to show a different side to their game to defeat Colombia. Their opponents took an early lead through Luis Diaz, and Tite's men had to dig deep in their pursuit of an equaliser, finally drawing level in the 78th minute through Roberto Firmino before Casemiro headed in a corner in the 10th minute of added time to claim their third straight win and make the gap at the top the group insurmountable for the chasing pack. The defending champions were unable to finish the group stage with a perfect record, though, drawing 1-1 with Ecuador in the final game as Angel Mena drew La Tricolor level after Eder Militao opened the scoring for Brazil.

Their first-placed finish saw Tite's men handed a quarter-final tie with Group A's fourth-placed side, although that was a particularly tough draw as the Selecao would take on Chile in Rio de Janeiro. Lucas Paqueta put Brazil ahead in the first two minutes of the second half, but a red card to Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus two minutes later meant they had to defend a narrow lead with 10 men for 40 minutes. They would stand strong to keep a clean sheet and progress to the final four, and Peru awaited Tite's side. Paqueta again made the difference in that game, scoring in the 35th minute to give Brazil their second consecutive 1-0 win and book their place in Sunday's final. The Selecao now head into their 21st Copa America final with high expectations, having won nine of those, including the 2019 edition of the tournament. That tournament again took place in Brazil, and the hosts defeated a resilient Peru side 3-1 in the final as Everton, Jesus and Richarlison got on the scoresheet. Brazil will now hope for a repeat of that outcome on Sunday, as they aim to retain the title on home turf two years later.

They take on an Argentina side who will look to end a 28-year drought in this tournament with a win at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday. La Albiceleste had somewhat of a contrasting group campaign to their final opponents, having drawn their opening game before growing into the tournament. Scaloni's side were held to a 1-1 draw by Chile in their first outing, as Eduardo Vargas drew La Roja level on the hour mark after Lionel Messi netted a pinpoint free kick in the first half. They quickly started a winning run after that, though, picking up crucial 1-0 victories over Paraguay and fellow group favourites Uruguay in the following matches. Argentina then finished the group campaign with a 4-1 thrashing of strugglers Bolivia, as Messi hit a brace in between goals from Alejandro Gomez and Lautaro Martinez.

Having comfortably topped their group, La Albiceleste were drawn against Ecuador in the quarter-final, and they picked up another dominant win as Rodrigo De Paul got on the scoresheet before goals from Martinez and Messi sealed a 3-0 victory. Colombia then awaited Scaloni's side in the semi-final, with a much closer game following as the tie went to a penalty shootout as Luis Diaz levelled the game at 1-1 on the hour mark after Martinez's early opener. La Albiceleste prevailed in the shootout, as Emiliano Martinez denied Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina and Edwin Cardona while Messi, Martinez and Leandro Paredes all made no mistake from 12 yards. That saw them reach the Copa America final for the 29th time, having most recently got to the big stage in 2016, when they fell to a defeat in a penalty shootout at the hands of Chile. This strong collection of Argentinian talent will now look to go one better and earn their 15th Copa America title to level Uruguay's record.


Brazil possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Silva, Sandro; Fred, Casemiro; Richarlison, Paqueta, Everton; Neymar

Argentina possible starting lineup:
E Martinez; Molina, Pezzella, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Paredes, Lo Celso; Messi, L Martinez, Gomez


Odds Analysis

Brazil got 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in last 10 battles with Argentina , including 5 wins, 0 draw and 2 losses at home. The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 2.10-3.20-3.60, the 1x2 live odds are 2.10-3.25-3.75. And the Kelly Criterion is 0.93-0.98-0.97. Therefore, is trustworthy in this game.


Goalooin Prediction:

Brazil (45.33%)

Draw (29.29%)



Preview:Copa America - Brazil VS Argentina