Brazil v Argentina Prediction & Betting Tips, 16th October 201815th October 2018 / lee
Brazil v Argentina International Friendly Preview, 16th October 7.00pm
This South American clash is going to be one of the highlights of the midweek international action. Whether the two produce strong starting eleven for the clash remains to be seen. Still, it is one of the most attractive looking fixtures in world football as the game is part of a small friendly tournament being held out in Saudi Arabia. Read our Brazil v Argentina betting tips for more.
Brazil v Argentina Betting Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 14th, 2018 at 5:28 p.m.)
Brazil News and Form
Brazil manager Tite has selected a pretty strong squad for this small round-robin tournament which includes Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Brazil posted a 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia on Friday with Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus getting the opening goal of the game. They had pretty much a full complement of players, including Neymar, Fred, Philippe Coutinho, Richarlison and Allison Becker in the squad. Neymar is the 12/5 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on October 14th, 2018 at 8:00 pm).
So they are strong and they have put together a three-match winning streak without conceding a single goal. Brazil to win to nil is at 11/8 odds* (betting odds taken on October 14th, 2018 at 8:00 pm). There is a trend there as each of Brazil’s last ten victories (competitive and friendly) have been without them conceding. Overall they have conceded just the three goals in their last thirteen games, with a clean sheet in eleven of those games.
Argentina News and Form
Argentina have not taken their strongest squad with them, notable absentees being Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria. Argentina have a W2 D1 record in their last three games but those wins were expected ones over Guatemala back at the start of September and then a 4-0 win over Iraq last Thursday. So their choice of recently friendly matches has been a bit questionable. Like Brazil, they have a clean sheet in their last three and under 2.5 goals is at 21/20 odds* (betting odds taken on October 14th, 2018 at 8:00 pm).
Argentina have won three of their last six games (D1 L2). Despite these two being such heavyweights in the world game, we are going to lean towards both teams not to score at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on October 14th, 2018 at 8:00 pm). It is, after all, just a friendly and the recent head to head between the two suggests that that is the way to lean.
Brazil v Argentina Head to Head
These two met last year with Argentina taking a 1-0 win on neutral soil. In the last six meetings, both competitive and friendly, Brazil are W3 D2 L1 against the Albiceleste in this fantastic rivalry. Surprisingly both teams have scored in just one of the last four meetings.
Who will win – Brazil v Argentina Predictions
Brazil look the stronger of the two and would be even if both were at full strength. However the Selecao have taken a stronger squad than their rivals are and with them in better form, we are looking at the Brazil win.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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