Brazil v Argentina Betting: Back South American classic to be won by the best defence

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The temptation might be to back a game with plenty of goals, but we think there is value is opposing both teams to get on themselves on the scoresheet

The latest edition of one of international football's most iconic rivalries takes place in a new setting this week. Brazil meet Argentina in the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which is expected to be packed for a game with a great deal of national pride at stake.  

Brazil's Chelsea forward Willian declared that "there are no friendlies against Argentina" and certainly there will be no love lost in the clash, for which dabblebet make La Albieceleste marginal favorites at 6/4 (2.50).

That might come as a surprise given that Brazil are on a nine-match winning run and have already secured their place at next year's World Cup, sitting nine points clear at the top of the CONMEBOL qualifying table, and 11 points ahead of Argentina.

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La Canarinha, however, will be without Barcelona superstar Neymar and his absence is perhaps why Brazil are priced at 7/4 (2.75), while the draw is offered at 21/10 (3.10).

While Neymar will be missing, Brazil manager Tite can still call upon the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Douglas Costa, David Luiz, Thiago Silva and Gabriel Jesus, and there is more than enough quality in the squad for the side to be competitive.

For Argentina, the game marks the debut of coach Jorge Sampaoli, with the former Sevilla boss beginning his tenure with the highest profile clash possible. Argentina have not only Lionel Messi in the squad but also Gonzalo Higuain and Paolo Dybala despite the latter duo's involvement in the Champions League final, although Sampaoli's biggest challenge will surely be building a side in which Messi can flourish. 

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The last time these two sides met back in November in a World Cup qualifier, Brazil ran out 3-0 winners in Belo Horizante. Meanwhile, the last friendly the sides contested saw Brazil win 2-0 in Beijing three years ago, and while there is plenty of attacking talent on display, opposing both teams to score once more appeals at 10/11 (1.91).

This bet has paid out in each of Argentina's last five matches, while also proving the correct selection in seven of Brazil's last 10 games, and while it might not seem an obvious bet, the statistics show it has an excellent chance of paying out. 

Both teams to score 'no' at 10/11 (1.91) for a 2pt stake with dabblebet

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