Brazil meet arch-rivals Argentina in the first semi-final of the 2019 Copa America at the Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais) on Tuesday evening.
Neither team has been particularly convincing in reaching the last four of this soccer competition, with Brazil requiring penalties to beat Paraguay in the quarter-final after being held to a goalless draw by a team that were down to 10-men for well over 30 minutes.
In the group stage Brazil also finished 0-0 against Venezuela. Their most impressive display to date came in a 5-0 beating of Peru in their final group game.
For their part, Argentina lost their opening group game 2-0 to Colombia and were then held to a 1-1 draw by Paraguay in their next game. Those two results left their place in the knockout stage in jeopardy, but they recovered to beat Qatar 2-0 and then were more impressive in beating Venezuela 2-0 in the last eight.
Brazil vs Argentina Betting Lines & Pick
In terms of our Copa America soccer predictions for this game, home advantage could prove the deciding factor for Brazil, along with the psychological factor of Argentina’s lengthy ongoing wait for a major trophy. On that basis (and the phenomenal defensive record of Brazil under coach Tite), the host nation are the betting pick to prevail here.
In the Correct Score betting market, a 3-1 victory for Brazil in regulation time can be backed at odds of +1621 (17.21) at Sports Interaction while, in the Anytime Goalscorer market, Roberto Firmino is +200 (3.00) with bet365.