The dreamed Copa America 2021 Final is a reality. Brazil and Argentina met all expectations and collide in the tournament’s Grand Finale for the fourth time. Brazil comes in as the sports betting favorite for several factors, including playing at home. Nevertheless, this could be one of Lionel Messi’s last opportunities to win a major tournament with the national team.
Expect an intense battle of epic proportions Saturday and we have plenty of side bets available for you to consider. Let’s take a look at the Soccer Props for Brazil vs Argentina while making some predictions.
Copa America Match Information
- Game: Brazil vs Argentina
- Location: Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Time: Saturday, July 10, 8 p.m. ET
- Brazil vs Argentina Live Stream: fubo.tv
Exact Total Goals
Brazil and Argentina are not only the most popular teams in Copa America. They also are the two top-scoring teams. Brazil has scored 12 goals, while Argentina has scored 11, both in six matches.
Both have scored at least one goal in all their matches. Brazil scored two or more goals in three games, while Argentina scored three or more goals in two games.
They met for the last time in a friendly match in 2019; Argentina won 1-0. They also last met in Copa America in 2019; Brazil won 2-0 in the semifinals.
Expect goals. In both cases, four of their six games in the tournament finished with two or more exact total goals. Both will score in a fast-paced match in which I expect three exact total goals. Three exact total goals is offering a +325 price over the odds board.
Time of First Goal
Both are aggressive teams, which means they will go all-in from the start. Argentina scored a goal in the first 20 minutes in four of their six games. Brazil did the same only once. Scoring first would be huge in order to control the rest of the game.
Argentina has the tournament’s two top scorers in Lionel Messi (4) and Lautaro Martinez (3). Brazil has two players with two goals, Neymar and Lucas Paqueta. I expect the first goal between 11 and 20 minutes, which is offering a +450 price.
Both Teams to Score in First Half
Finals tend to be close games, but as I mentioned before, I expect both to go all-in from the start. Brazil scored during the first half in four of their six games. Argentina scored at least one goal during the first half in all their games.
I expect the first half to end with a draw (1-1), meaning I recommend “Yes” at +550.
Match Result and Total Goals
Overall, I think Brazil’s the better team. Messi is playing well, but Brazil’s chemistry as a team is far superior. Besides, they’ll be playing at home. Brazil won the last two times Argentina visited them with a 5-0 aggregate.
I’m going with Brazil 2-1, which means the total would go over two goals, even 2½. Brazil and Over 2½ goals are offering a +300 price.
Method of Victory
It will be a highly contested match. I do believe Brazil’s going to win, but Argentina will not fall easily. Brazil won their last two matches 1-0. Argentina needed extra time and a penalty shootout to beat Colombia in the Semi-final.
It’s going to be a 120 minutes battle. Argentina’s head coach Lionel Scaloni recently said: “There are a few players with some knocks, but in any case, we’ll not change the idea that we’ve planted here”.
Brazil’s roster depth will make the difference. The home side in extra time is offering a +850 price.
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