Brazil vs Argentina: Betting odds, tips, predictions, TV channel & team news

December 30, 2021 0 By JohnValbyNation

class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With both sides in extremely strong form there should be plenty of interest in opposing a high-scoring game when they meet again this weekend

The top two sides in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying meet on Sunday evening in Sao Paulo as Brazil host Argentina.

La Canarinha are currently top of the table with seven wins from seven, the most recent of which came on Thursday away to Chile, where Tite’s men recorded a 1-0 success.

Lionel Scaloni’s team meanwhile were 3-1 winners in Venezuela to stay six points behind their eternal rivals but another win this weekend for the Albiceleste would see them cut the gap to the leaders. 

Brazil vs Argentina latest odds

The most recent meeting between these two fiercest of international rivals came in the final of the Copa America less than two months ago, with Argentina triumphing 1-0 on Brazilian soil.

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In World Cup qualifiers, however, Brazil are unbeaten in their last 24 matches and the hosts are offered at evens (2.00) with bet365 to claim a victory.

Argentina for their part can be backed at 23/10 (3.30) with the draw at 12/5 (3.40). 

TV channel, live stream & how to watch

UK TV channel Online stream

Premier Sports 1 Premier Player

The game is being shown live on Premier Sports 1 in the United Kingdom (UK). The Premier Player will be streaming the game live online.

Brazil vs Argentina team news

Brazil remain without nine Premier League-based players who have not travelled because of coronavirus restrictions including Alisson Becker, Gabriel Jesus, Fred and Thiago Silva.

Argentina meanwhile are able to call upon the services of Lionel Messi who played the whole game in Venezuela despite only featuring for 24 minutes so far this season for new club Paris Saint-Germain. 

Brazil vs Argentina preview

The five-time World Cup winners come into the game on an exceptional run of form with their seven qualifying wins seeing them score 17 goals and concede just twice.

Indeed, in CONMEBOL qualifying Brazil have kept six consecutive clean sheets, conceding in just three of their last 17 matches in the competition making them an extremely formidable opponent even for the continent’s best teams.

Having won the most recent continental championship, Argentina are in theory South America’s best team, yet they will know Brazil will be out for revenge for that painful defeat in July.

Nevertheless, the large contingent of important players missing for Brazil will condition the game and, rather than backing the hosts, perhaps opposing a high-scoring encounter is the best way forward.

Brazil vs Argentina tips & predictions

Both teams to score ‘no’ at 3/4 (1.75) appeals while under 1.5 goals in the game is priced at 7/4 (2.75) and could offer some value having paid out in four of the last five meetings between the sides. 

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.