This Tuesday, 21st, at 9:30 pm, Maracanã will be the stage for the long-awaited duel between Brazil and Argentina in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. The confrontation marks the return of the ‘Hermanos’ to Brazil, where they won the Copa América title in 2021.
Despite the bad phase of the Brazilian team, which is in fifth place overall and suffered two consecutive defeats for the first time in the history of the Qualifiers, bookmakers point to Brazil as the favorite for the classic.
The team will be without one of its main highlights, striker Vinícius Júnior, due to an injury that will keep him away from the field until February 2024.
On the other hand, Argentina, current world champions, arrive at the clash after a defeat at home to Uruguay.
Despite this setback, the team leads the table and demonstrates the best football on the continent. In 108 meetings between the teams, Brazil has the advantage with 43 wins against 39 for the Argentines, in addition to 26 draws.
Tuesday’s match could mark Lionel Messi’s last visit to Brazil, as the Argentine star is not guaranteed to participate in another World Cup cycle after 2026.
On the Brazilian side, coach Fernando Diniz will have to make adjustments to the attack and consider giving young striker Endrick more opportunities.
Odds and odds for Brazil x Argentina in the Qualifiers
Brasil x Argentina
- Bet7k: Brazil 2.62 x Argentina 3.05
- Casa de Apostas: Brazil 2.52 x Argentina 2.95
- Esportes da Sorte: Brazil 2.66 x Argentina 2.96
- Galera.bet: Brazil 2.63 x Argentina 3.10
- PlayGreen: Brazil 2.46 x Argentina 2.85
- Onabet: Brazil 2.60 x Argentina 3.10
- Odds & Scouts: Brazil 2.63 x Argentina 3.10
With the countdown to the classic, the expectation is for an exciting game between the two powerhouses of South American football.