Kick-off: 2330, 16/11/2021
Stadium: Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario
Argentina are looking to make it three consecutive victories over arch-rivals Brazil in Tuesday night’s San Juan World Cup qualifier.
La Albiceleste won 1-0 in both a November 2019 Superclasico de las Americas clash in Saudi Arabia and this summer’s Copa America final at the Maracana in Rio.
September’s scheduled tussle in Sao Paulo was bizarrely suspended after just six minutes due to Covid issues.
Now back on home turf, we reckon Lionel Scaloni’s side are worth sticking with at 135/100 in our first Argentina vs Brazil prediction.
Argentina did us a favour when beating Uruguay by the same scoreline in Montevideo to make it eight wins and four draws from 12 games in this pool.
Angel Di Maria’s lovely early strike proved enough to land a trio of successful selections in our match preview.
La Albiceleste did labour at times, but Aston Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez helped them secure a fifth straight clean sheet.
He said: “This team has great courage and when you don’t play well, you still have to win.”
Lionel Messi was introduced late on following a brief spell on the sidelines at PSG due to knee and hamstring injuries.
Looking at the 14/5 for the hosts to prevail by any one-goal margin again appeals.
Brazil have already booked their trip to Qatar 2022 and a 1-0 triumph over Colombia in Sao Paulo kept them six points clear of Argentina at the summit.
That was another great result for us, with Paqueta’s 72nd-minute decider landing three more winning bets in our match preview, including a 9/2 correct score pay-out.
“This is the result of all the hard work we’ve been putting in,” Paqueta told SporTV. “Qualifying for the World Cup was our main objective and we achieved that.”
PSG pair Marquinhos and Neymar featured in the build-up before the 24-year-old Lyon midfielder slotted home.
However, with Roberto Firmino, Richarlison and Malcom absent, Selecao boss Tite may struggle for strength in depth if looking to freshen up his side here.
Let’s finish off our Argentina vs Brazil betting tips by taking 9/2 for Draw HT/Argentina FT.
Uruguay 0-1 ARGENTINA – Angel Di Maria
BRAZIL 1-0 Colombia – Paqueta
Head-to-head: Argentina 1-0 Brazil, Brazil 0-1 Argentina, Brazil 2-0 Argentina, Brazil 1-0 Argentina
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