[6:45 PM] Argentina @ Brazil

What will be the match result?

Argentina: Win or Draw

@ Brazil: Win


Recent Results:

Argentina: 1-2-2

Brazil: 4-0-1


Current Odds:

Argentina: Win or Draw: (-133)

Brazil: Win: (+110)


Edgardo Bauza is expected to opt for a slightly more defensive system than the one he has used in recent games. Enzo Pérez or even full-back Júlio Buffarini will provide support to Pablo Zabaleta on the right for Argentina. Lucas Biglia only returned from a lay-off last week, so Guido Pizarro may be preferred.

Neymar returns to the starting XI after missing out against Venezuela. Philippe Coutinho is likely to get the nod over Willian and Roberto Firmino out wide. Giuliano’s fine club form should mean he gets in ahead of Paulinho.

South America’s two most successful footballing nations renew their rivalry in World Cup qualifying on Thursday night.

For Brazil, it’s a return to the Mineirão two years after their 7-1 loss to Germany – and a chance to create some better memories in the squad.

They top the group and a win would pile real pressure on Argentina, who are down in sixth heading into this round of games.


StreakSmarts Pick: Brazil: Win

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick