After booking a World Cup 2022, Brazil looks to seal off the night with another win against rivals Argentina. The match schedules for Tuesday at the Estadio San Juan Bicentenario, with kickoff at 2:30 am.
The last clash ended in a 1-0 win over Uruguay for the hosts while their opponents held out to a 1-0 win over Colombia to book their tickets to Qatar.
Angel Di Maria opened the scoring with a spectacular left-footed effort from a distance. This was before an own goal from Uruguay center-back Jose Maria Gimenez shortly before half-time. Edgardo Bauza’s men secured the three points, who only needed a draw to keep their proud unbeaten record intact.
With Group D’s four powerhouses separated by a single point, the battle for the top spot is set to go right down to the wire.
But Brazil can take heart after dominating large game spells against their neighbours, only partially letting themselves down by failing to capitalize on their handful of wasted opportunities.
Brazil need only pick up a draw against Colombia to secure their place at Qatar 2022 in what will be their sixth consecutive World Cup appearance.
Argentina, by contrast, will be looking to make it three wins on the spin in this 2022 World Cup qualification campaign, despite drawing 2-2 in both matches with ‘La Albiceleste’ at the end of last year.
Argentina vs. Brazil Head to Head
Both sides have 20 games against each other, with hosts taking seven wins while opponents with ten wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Uruguay 0-1 Argentina
- Argentina 1-0 Peru
- Argentina 3-0 Uruguay
- Paraguay 0-0 Argentina
- Argentina 3-0 Bolivia
- Brazil 1-0 Colombia
- Brazil 4-1 Uruguay
- Colombia 0-0 Uruguay
- Venezuela 1-3 Brazil
- Brazil 2-0 Peru
Argentina Team News
Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni insists that star striker Lionel Messi played the final 15 minutes of his side’s win over Uruguay in Tucuman on Thursday to prepare him for this clash.
Brazil Team News
Brazil boss Tite has been dealt a blow as he named his 23-man squad for the World Cup, with Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro missing out through suspension after picking up a booking in each of his last two matches for club and country.
Prediction and Odds
Despite booking a spot in the World Cup, we expect Brazil to bring their A-game against their rivals.
- Double Chance
- Goals Under 3.5