By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 16th October 2018
Brazil will face off Argentina tonight in an international friendly at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah. Both sides come into the game in impressive form, making the game a tasty match-up for fans and neutrals alike.
Brazil vs Argentina: Odds and Predictions
The Canarinha are 13/20 favourites in our betting tips, with Jorge Sampaoli’s men projected at 9/2, with a potential draw on the cards forecast at 13/5.
While Argentina may miss the ‘Lionel Messi’ factor, they still boast an exciting attacking line-up to challenge Brazil’s star-studded defence.
Spearheading the charge in our Brazil vs Argentina predictions is Paulo Dybala. The Juventus forward has scored six goals in all competitions this season, with his pace and skill on the counter his most threatening asset.
With odds at 9/1 for the Argentine to make it onto the score-sheet, this may be the best bet of Tuesday’s match.
But if the Brazilians have anything to say about it, they will want to stifle Sampaoli’s side with their own flair and creativity. Messi may be the star of the La Albiceleste, but Neymar is definitely the star of Tite’s side.
The 26-year-old is off to a brilliant start this season, bagging eight goals in his opening eight appearances for his domestic side, Paris Saint-Germain. His trickery and passing ability will be needed to create space for players in more advanced positions, like Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino.
Yet to undermine his striking ability would be foolish. Neymar has been our pick to score first, betting at 3/1 odds, and if recent form is anything to go by, this may be one of the more logical punts of the match.
Brazil vs Argentina match betting: Score, Best bet, Scorer tips
Predicted score: Brazil to win 2-1, odds @ 15/2
Despite boasting players like Mauro Icardi, Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero, we’re still tipping Brazil to come up with the goods to triumph against Argentina.
They come into the game with only one defeat in their last six games- a narrow 2-1 loss to Belgium in the World Cup quarter-finals, and pose a genuine threat to La Albiceleste.
A narrow 2-1 win may be the perfect tonic to forget the woes of the World Cup and now focus on their next set of international friendlies after this Tuesday’s game.
The Inter Milan forward is our favourite to score in our Brazil vs Argentina predictions, with a brace to his name in his opening two friendlies.
His striking ability in front of goal has been clinical, but his passing play to those in more advanced players, such as Dybala, has been key in previous games.
With a 71% pass success rate, there is a strong possibility that he will turn provider for others.
Yet our betting tipsters are going one better, and making him our pick to score in Jeddah.
Predicted scorer: Richarlison to score first, tipped @ 5/1
While we have predicted Brazil to be on the losing side, we do not suspect them to leave without kicking up a fuss. Leading the battle cry to score first is the Everton sensation, Richarlison.
The Brazilian has already scored six goals in his opening four Premier League appearances, attracting the attention of surrounding clubs.
Not only has he contributed in an attacking sense, but also defensively tracking back to help out the team, which will be crucial against Sampaoli’s counterattacking style of play.
The final installation of our Brazil vs Argentina predictions is for Richarlison to score first, but ultimately finish on the losing side.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.