Brazil vs Argentina betting tips and predictions for the Copa America semi-final taking place in the early hours of Wednesday 3rd July in the UK.
The hosts needed penalties to beat Paraguay in the quarter finals.
Argentina saw off Venezuela with their best performance of the competition so far.
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Brazil couldn’t break down Paraguay in the quarter finals and that is the second time they have been held to a 0-0 draw in this competition, with Venezuela also keeping out Tite’s side in the group stages. Their other two matches did result in convincing wins though, beating Bolivia 3-0 and Peru 5-0. In the 14 games since losing to Belgium in the World Cup, Brazil have not lost any and quite remarkably, they have only conceded two goals.
Argentina stumbled through their group games, losing 2-0 to Colombia before being held to a draw by Paraguay. They needed to win their last match and did exactly that, beating Qatar 2-0, Sergio Aguero wrapped up the three points with their second goal. In the quarter finals Argentina came good once again, beating a stubborn Venezuela side 2-0. Lionel Messi couldn’t find the net though and he’s only scored once in Copa America 2019, is the semi-finals where he comes good?
The Brazilian defence looks water-tight but against attacking players like Aguero and Messi, the defensive pairing of Thiago Silva and Marquinhos will have to at their best. We all know what happened in the 2016 World Cup semi-final when Brazil were on home soil! Having said that, Argentina are still a shadow of their former selves and Brazil are rightly favourites to win the game. Instead of just betting on a Brazil win for our Brazil vs Argentina predictions, we are going for a bet from the half-time/full-time market. Brazil have struggled to break some teams down and have been drawing 0-0 in three of their four Copa America fixtures so far. With that in mind, the first of our betting tips is for a draw at half-time, and Brazil to be winning at full-time.
With Argentina still struggling to get any kind of consistent form going, it is hard to predict them to win here, but they might get themselves on the scoresheet – they certainly have the talent to do so! Brazil are also not short of talent in the final third of the pitch with Coutinho, Jesus and Firmino supported by the likes of Willian and Richarlison. This could be a really exciting game despite the pressure and the rivalry and we’re going for a 2-1 Brazil win to round off our Brazil vs Argentina betting tips.
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Brazil have yet to concede a goal in the Copa America this summer.
Argentina have won their last two matches 2-0, beating Venezuela and Qatar.
Argentina have only won one of the last seven meetings between these sides.
Played – 32
Brazil wins – 18
Draws – 7
Argentina wins – 7
Brazil to win –4/5
Draw – 23/10
Argentina to win – 7/2
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