Brazil and Argentina Play a Classic Copa America Final on SaturdayPublished July 10, 2021 by Florin P
Brazil welcomes Argentina for the Copa America final in a match at Estadio de Maracana that will reignite a timeless rivalry.
The Copa America final will once again be played in Brazil, with Estádio do Maracanã in Rio hosting the event. Argentina will take on their bitter rivals in the final act of the most important South American competition. Chile has dominated the tournament in the last decade, but one of the two most successful teams on the continent will win the trophy in 2021. Home pitch advantage gives Brazil a slight edge in a match that is guaranteed to turn Rio de Janeiro into a raging volcano.
Brazil goes for the 10th Copa América Win
Chile and ended the Brazilians winning streak in the South American tournament, but the latter remains the most successful team in the competition. They have won six of the last ten Copa America tournaments and all the finals played on the stadium. This is a great opportunity for manager Tite to set another record, by completing 12 games in the competition without losing. In fact, the only setback during the current campaign was the low scoring draw against Ecuador in the group stage.
Ahead of this match, the Brazilians won’t be able to rely on Gabriel Jesus who is nursing injuries. Felipe is also doubtful but even if he doesn’t play, his absence will go unnoticed. Instead, Brazil will rely on offensive players to stun Argentina early on and take a lead before half time. Neymar is the obvious threat, but he’s expected to get a lot of attention from the opponents’ backline. The hosts have a fantastic starting formation and an impressive track record, so the odds of 11/10 at bet365 Sports are justified.
Argentina is an Underdog you can Trust
The visitors have had one last day to rest ahead of this fixture, not to mention that they will play on the road. This will only complicate matters for a team that has otherwise performed impeccably throughout the tournament. The good news is that they have no players injured or suspended so they can field the best starting formation for this critical game. Bookmakers acknowledge their status as underdogs and punters will get exceptional odds of 27/10 if they bet on Argentina at 888 Sport.
Lionel Messi has a golden opportunity to end the drought for a major international trophy. Widely regarded as one of the best players in history, he has so far missed out on several opportunities. Argentina hasn’t lost in 29 matches and methodically dismantled competition at the Copa America this year. Low-scoring games have often led to victories for Argentina and they will pursue the same objective. The game has the potential of turning into a goalscoring festival, with likelihood for many yellow cards.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, July 8 at 5 A.M. UK time.