The match finished 1-0 to the Albiceleste although Brazil should definitely have got on the scoresheet with Gabriel Jesus and Willian both spurning excellent changes. Normal service should however be resumed for the five-time World Cup winners when they face Australia in another friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The Socceroos, for their part, are unbeaten in eight matches since a friendly defeat at home to Greece last June, although the calibre of opposition during that period has not been particularly high.
Thursday saw Australia record a 3-2 World Cup qualifying win over Saudi Arabia and Ang Postecoglou's side have drawn four of their eight qualifiers against the likes of Thailand and Iraq. dabblebet offer the hosts at 5/1 (6.00) to pull off what would be an historic victory, while Brazil can be backed at 4/9 (1.44) and the draw is priced at 10/3 (4.33).
While Neymar is missing from the Brazil sqaud, the South Americans still boast a host of quality players and the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Douglas Costa should feature once more. There is little to make us think that Australia will be able to withstand the pressure of their superior opponents and a free-scoring Brazil side who have racked up 25 goals in their last nine games should be able to record a win.
Brazil and over 2.5 goals in the game is offered at 21/20 (2.05) yet we will take the price of 11/10 (2.10) for the visitors to win with a -1 handicap which looks to be a decent way to back them at a healthy price.