Arch South American rivals Brazil, Argentina square off today in Saudi Arabia

Just Bet offers Brazil at $2.25 to win, Argentina at $2.90

Friday, November 15, 2019

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After witnessing a humdinger of a game at the weekend between England's two big boys, Liverpool and Manchester City, football fans get a second bite of the cherry in a matter of days as South American heavyweights and arch-rivals Brazil and Argentina square off today (Friday, November 15) on Saudi Arabia soil.

Event # 1 — International Friendly – Brazil vs Argentina

One of international football's most enduring rivalries will enter its latest chapter today when old enemies Brazil and Argentina renew hostilities.

A friendly in name only, the 111th meeting between the two South American heavyweights takes place in the unfamiliar surrounding of the King of Saud University in Saudi Arabia.

A fixture of this magnitude needs no extra hype, but the return of Argentina's talisman and all-time record goalscorer Lionel Messi, following a three-month ban only adds to the allure of such a glamours showdown.

The Barcelona captain has missed Argentina's last four games as a result of the suspension, which he received after accusing CONMEBOL (South America's FA governing body) of corruption during this summer's Copa America — a tournament Brazil went on to win after beating Messi's Argentina in the semi-finals.

Indeed, Argentina go into today's clash against Brazil on a five-game unbeaten run — their longest for two years — having hammered Ecuador 6-1 in their most recent game last month.

It has been an impressive response to what was a largely underwhelming Copa America tournament for Argentina, despite finishing third, whereas Brazil have seemingly suffered the opposite of fortunes and are without a win since lifting the Copa America title in July.

Brazil have drawn three and lost one of their four games since beating Peru in the final, with their most recent two games seeing them being held to 1-1 stalemates by both Senegal and Nigeria last month.

The Brazilians have not endured a longer winless streak since a run of five draws on the bounce between November 2003 and May 2004, incredibly though, on that occasion it was a 3-1 win over their hated rivals Argentina which got them back to winning ways.

Overall, Brazil still have a more balanced and settled team than their South American rivals, even though they have been disappointing since the Copa America whereas Argentina appear to be on an upward trajectory.

Whether Messi and Aguero's return will hamper the chemistry of the team all that remains to be seen, but the likes of those two in any team should at the very least have opposing defenders scampering for cover.

KEY STATS

Brazil — haven't won a game since winning the Copa America in July, even though they have still won 14 and lost just one of their last 20 matches since the World Cup.

Argentina — are on a high with an unbeaten five-match win streak — this run has seen them scoring 12 goals in their last 3 friendlies against Mexico, Germany and Ecuador while conceding only 3 times.

Both sides — In their last five meetings, Brazil have won three times while Argentina have managed just one win with the other ending in a draw. The Selecao's also have the upper hand in this rivalry with 46 victories compared to Argentina's 39 victories.

The betting tip. Argentina win with Lautaro Martinez scoring.

JUSTBET ODDS – Brazil vs Argentina
Friday, November 15, 2019
Prediction Odds on Prediction Odds Calculation
BRAZIL TO WIN $2.25 which means a $1000 bet would pay $2,250
ARGENTINA TO WIN $2.90 which means a $1000 bet would pay $2,900
MATCH TO DRAW $3.10 which means a $1000 bet would pay $3,100
Odds on the Home Team (Brazil) $18.00 which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $18,000
winning the game 3-1 at full time
Odds on the Away Team (Argentina) $35.00 which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $35,000
winning the game 2-3 at full time
Odds on the game drawing 2-2 at full time $12.50 which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $12,500


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