11th July, 2021 - Argentina vs Brazil Betting Tips - It's the final that all of football wanted (apart from Columbia and Peru fans), yes, after winning their respective semi-finals, Argentina and Brazil meet in the final of the Copa America in the early hours of Sunday morning (UK time).
Argentina were pushed all the way in their semi-final with Columbia (1-1), eventually winning 3-2 in the penalty shoot out with Aston Villa's exception goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez saving three spot kicks.
For Brazil, they had a much quieter match. They played out a 1-0 win over Peru, with Lucas Paqueta getting the only goal.
90 Minutes Betting - The defending champions and host nation Brazil are the favourites. They go into this match at 23/20 (2.15) to win in 90 minutes. A drawn match is 21/10 (3.10), with an Argentina win priced up at 11/4 (3.75).
To Lift Trophy Betting -To win the match by any method and lift the trophy, Brazil are 6/10 (1.60) favourites. Lionel Messi and Argentina are 11/8 (2.375) to be named champions at the end of the match.
Argentina vs Brazil Match Details
- Date - 11th July 2021
- Venue - Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Time - 1am BST
- Copa America Final
Argentina vs Brazil Betting Tips 11th July 2021
Brazil are the defending champions, and are looking to win the Copa America for the sixth time in the last ten competitions. They are pretty much at full strength with the likes of Ederson, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Fred, Neymar, etc all available.
For Argentina, a win here would put them joint equal with Uruguay on 15 Copa America titles. They have the likes of Angel di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Sergio Aguero and of course Messi all available. But therein lies part of the problem for Argentina, their aging squad.
Could aging legs be a factor? They probably could be. But then these matches can be played a very sedate pace, and with no fans at the match, there will be no noise from a bating crowd driving the home side on.
I was shocked to see that Messi has never won the Copa America, and even more shocked to see Neymar hasn't either. In fact neither of these players have won a major international trophy apart from the Olympics.
But at the age of 34, and with the next Copa America not until 2024, is this Messi's last chance?
The two sides have played each other 111 times. Argentina lead the head-to-head stats, they have 46 wins. They are not too far ahead though, as Brazil have 40 wins. The other 25 matches ended in draws.
The last time the two sides met was in November 2019, when Argentina won 1-0 courtesy of a Lionel Messi goal. That match was a friendly.
The last competitive match between the two nations was at the 2019 Copa America. That day Brazil won 2-0.
This has the look of a close encounter about it. Under 2.5 Goals looks like a good call, but it is only 40/85 (1.47). Even at those odds though, I wouldn't be against this bet.
If pushed to call a winner, I think that I would go with Brazil to lift the trophy at 1.60 with Betfair