Brazil vs Argentina 2022 World Cup Qualifying 9/5/21 Betting Tips, Picks, Predictions
Brazil were eliminated from the 2018 World Cup in the quarterfinals after suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Belgium, and will be eager to return in style next year.
La Selecao bounced back by winning the Copa América the following year, beating Peru 3-1 in the final, before kicking off the new World Cup qualifying campaign in style with back-to-back victories over Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay, Ecuador and Paraguay. .
This led them to this year's Copa América tournament, and Tite's men looked relatively strong throughout, fighting for the final with close victories over Chile and Peru, only to fail at home against Les Sunday's opponents in the final.
In their first competitive match since that loss, Brazil earned their seventh consecutive World Cup qualifying victory on Friday, with Everton Ribeiro scoring the only goal of the match in a 1-0 win over Chile.
Now they will look to extend that to eight consecutive victories and exact revenge on their main rivals for the defeat of the Copa América, when they host Lionel Scaloni's men in Sao Paulo.
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After a draw against Chile in their first match, Argentina embarked on the Copa América, ending the group stage with victories over Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia to dominate the group and reserve the quarterfinals with Ecuador.
Rodrigo De Paul, Lautaro Martínez and Lionel Messi are all on the scoreboard in the 3-0 loss in that game, before the heroism of Emiliano Martínez saw them triumph on penalties after a 1-1 draw against Colombia in the semifinals.
He saw them face their Brazilian rivals in the final, and the Albiceleste held on to defend a 1-0 lead throughout the game after Angel Di Maria's first match to win their 15th Copa América title.
After recording three wins and three draws in their first six World Cup qualifying matches, Scaloni's side returned to action with a 3-1 away win over Venezuela on Friday.
While it took L'Albiceleste a while to break their hosts, Lautaro Martínez finally put them ahead at the edge of the break, and Joaquín Correa and Ángel Correa scored goals in the second half to make their position comfortable before Yeferson Soteldo reached a goal. . Consolation goal from the penalty spot for opponents deep into overtime.
After the disappointment of an outing in the 2018 World Cup round of 16, they will be eager to strengthen their position to reach next year's tournament, with the possibility of closing the gap between themselves and Brazil to just three points with a victory.
We see both teams playing a draw that suits both, as Brazil will be keen to reciprocate after the Copa América, while ensuring that its robust system limits the chances of an exciting Argentine team.
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