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The fiercest rivalry in South American football takes place on Matchday six of the CONMEBOL qualifiers. This derby is crucial as both teams lost in the previous round and are looking to bounce back with a win. Brazil has the home advantage in this round, but they lost to the Albiceleste last time on home soil. With both teams desperate for a win, this could be the most interesting game of the international break.
Brazil opened the scoring in their last game against Colombia, but they fell to a 2-1 defeat courtesy of a brace from Luis Diaz. The Brazilian national team has slipped down the rankings, and they haven’t won in their last three games.
Argentina’s unbeaten streak came to an end in unlikely fashion with a 2-0 loss at home to Uruguay. The Albiceleste maintains their spot at the top of the table, but they cannot afford another defeat with Uruguay just two points behind.
|ℹ️ Tournament:||CONMEBOL 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Matchday 6|
|🏟️Venue:||Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|🗓️Date:||22 November 2023|
|⏰Time:||1:30 a.m. GMT on Wednesday|
The football bookies in Brazil have tagged Brazil as favorites to win this game, and it is expected as they are playing at home. A win for Brazil is set at 2.60 (8/5), while Argentina is just behind at 3.00 (2/1). The odds for both teams to leave with a point are worth 3.00 (2/1).
Brazil picked up two wins from their first two games of the CONMEBOL qualifiers, but they haven’t been able to win three points since then. Two consecutive defeats to Uruguay and Colombia put them in fifth position on the table, but they still have a very good chance to qualify. Brazil’s backline has been the major issue for the team, and Fernando Diniz has to sort the team quickly. They need to be very careful against a resurgent Argentina team.
Argentina’s defeat against Uruguay was their first loss in the last 15 games in all competitions, but they lead the way in the CONMEBOL qualifiers. Lionel Messi and co. created a lot of chances but weren’t decisive in the last game, and they would be looking to bounce back in Brazil. The Albiceleste’s last continental trophy was at this stadium, and they wouldn’t be too bothered by the hostile atmosphere.
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With five games played in the CONMEBOL qualifiers, the competition for places in the top six is heating up. Only six teams would qualify automatically for the tournament, while the seventh-ranked team goes through the playoffs.
World Champions Argentina is top of the pile, while Brazil sits outside the top three. Bolivia picked up their first win of the qualifiers to move away from the bottom spot. Venezuela has had a bright start, and they sit in fourth place with five games played.
Argentina and Brazil are the two biggest teams in South America, and this rivalry is the biggest in international football. Brazil hasn’t beaten Argentina in their last three meetings, and the Albiceleste have been more successful recently.
Argentina sits top of the FIFA World Rankings after securing the World Cup title in Qatar 2022. They are the best team in the world and have been in better form than Brazil heading into this game. Argentina has a more complete team than their rivals, and they can bounce back with a good result.
Brazil is winless in their last three games, and they also lost Vinicius Jr. to a muscle injury, which further weakens the team. Argentina hasn’t lost to Brazil in three games, and they can extend that streak against a weaker team. A bet on Argentina to win or draw is the best available option on football bookmakers.
Argentina has scored in nine out of their last ten games in all competitions, and they are averaging over a goal per game in the qualifiers. Lionel Scaloni’s team has one of the best attacks in the world, and they can find the back of the net against Brazil. The Selecao has one of the worst defenses in this group, and they are conceding over one goal per game. Brazil has kept just one clean sheet from their last 11 games in all competitions and would struggle to keep out Argentina’s brilliant attack.
Argentina picked up four bookings in their last game against Uruguay, while Brazil had two bookings against Colombia. Both teams are averaging more than two bookings per match, and with this game poised to be very intense, we should expect at least two bookings from each team. A bet on both teams to receive 2+ cards is a very safe option on Brazil vs Argentina WC 2026 predictions.
Vinicius Jr left the Brazilian national team after picking up an injury in the game against Colombia. Fernando Diniz still has a lot of attacking options, and he is expected to maintain his 4-2-3-1 formation.
Julian Alvarez started up front alongside Lionel Messi, but Lautaro Martinez could be given the start against Brazil. Gonzalo Montiel is the only player absent from the Argentina team.
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