Brazil – Argentina, Copa America Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR BRAZIL - ARGENTINA
Brazil may have played its worst match since the start of the championship against Paraguay by creating nothing interesting and had to go to penalty shootouts where, however, were the perfect and took the victory. A lot of fights have been decided with penalties on the quarterfinals after there are no extras at Copa America this time, except for the final.
Argentina may have played their strongest match against Venezuela and deservedly won 2-0, this time we saw much more value in the Gauchos game and they themselves almost gave no chances to Venezuela at a time when a lot of people expected the opposite, because of Argentina’s fluctuations mostly during last year’s World Cup, as well as their first two games in the group.
This derby started long time ago and is the largest in South America. It is full of exciting and even worrying historical moments dating back to 80-90 years. But this does not have much to do with the current squads. Lastly, these two teams met October 2018 in a friendly match in Saudi Arabia in which Miranda has scored in the last minutes but Messi has not played. Messi’s comments before the meeting were that Argentina have to face a team that is at home and have the support of the fans, and the Gauchos have the same coach and the same ideas, suggesting a lack of cohesiveness and panic, when Argentina has problems. On the other hand, just at this stadium, Brazil suffered its most shameful loss in history, 1-7 from Germany 5 years ago at the World Cup. We expect the fight to be quite annoying and there are not many chances in the first part as the teams will be cautious. But in the second half we do not think we’ll see penalties this time, and the Brazilians with all the qualities they have in their squad will be able to score a goal against Argentina that are extremely unpredictable and can always make a fatal mistake. Overall, the main reason for this prediction is that Brazil played much more strongly in the second half of all matches, and Argentina was more vulnerable in defense in the second half of the season. Prediction – Brazil to score in 2nd half at 1.63.
BRAZIL TEAM NEWS
Neymar (97/60 f, top scorer), Danilo (23/0 d), Marcelo (58/6 d), Fabinho (8/0 m), Paulinho (56/13 m), Douglas Costa (31/3 f), Lucas Moura (35/4 f), Vinícius Júnior (0/0 f) and Casemiro (39/1 m)
ARGENTINA TEAM NEWS
Acuna(18/0 M), Romero(96/0 G), Mercado(25/4 D) and Lamela(25/3 M) are out