Once again, the two best teams in South America head to the pitch in a gargantuan face-off. FIFA’s third-ranked squad, Brazil, takes on the organization’s eight-ranked team, Argentina, in what’s sure to be a classic Copa America Finals. As much success as Lionel Messi has had, it’s never been on the international stage. Saturday’s Copa Final could be the final time Messi gets a chance to add hardware to Argentina’s mantle. Check out Copa America odds, analysis of each squad, and a final betting analysis on the 2021 Copa America Finals.
2021 Copa America Match to Must Bet On July 10th – Argentina vs Brazil
2021 Copa America Final Betting Odds & Match Info
Why bet on Brazil versus Argentina?
Brazil has dominated at the Copa. Don’t worry about the draw versus Ecuador. The Brazilians sat Neymar, Fred, Gabriel Jesus, etc. Speaking of Gabriel Jesus, he didn’t play in the last match, a victory over Peru, due to a red card he acquired in the win over Chile. Gabriel Jesus should step onto the pitch versus Argentina. If he does, he makes the favored Brazilians even that more formidable.
Brazil Last 5
- W – 1-0 vs. Peru
- W – 1-0 vs. Chile
- D – 1-1 vs. Ecuador
- W – 2-1 vs. Colombia
- W – 4-0 vs. Peru
Brazil Predicted Starting Lineup
- Fred Casemiro
- Gabriel Jesus
Why bet on Argentina versus Brazil?
Argentina struggled some with Colombia. But Messi and his crew beat the Colombians via a penalty shootout. The victory should set Argentina up for a great performance versus the Brazilians in the final. Not only that, but Messi knows this may be his final chance to add a major trophy for his nation. Argentina will be an underdog at the 2022 World Cup. They’ll have a shot, but if Lionel wants to maintain his Diego Maradona type status, he must lead Argentina to a victory over rival Brazil.
Argentina Last 5
- W – 1-1 vs. Colombia
- W – 3-0 vs. Ecuador
- W – 1-4 vs. Bolivia
- W – 1-0 vs. Paraguay
- W – 1-0 vs. Uruguay
Argentina Predicted Starting Lineup
- De Paul
- L. Martinez
Final Betting Analysis: Brazil vs Argentina
Brazil is loaded. Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Fred, and every other person who puts on the canary yellow for the Brazilians is a top player. But Brazil’s hasn’t inspired in recent Copa matches the way it did earlier in the tournament.
The Brazilians struggled to get past both Chile and Peru. The match against Peru is the most telling. Brazil dominated the first half. Peru dominated the second half.
Brazil can’t expect to get a goal and then coast to a victory against Argentina. The main reason is because Argentina’s second best player, and the best player on the squad once Messi retires, has played like the Copa MVP.
23-year-old Lautaro Martinez has had a fantastic tournament. He scored the goal against Colombia. Messi and Gonzalez are feeding off of Lautaro’s play. The Inter Milan number 10 will call the shots on Saturday.
If Brazil doesn’t counter Martinez in some way, he could easily dictate the terms of this match. If that happens, Messi and Argentina will beat the third-best team on the planet.
Soccer Pick: Argentina
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