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Argentina v Brazil predictions, tips, lineups and free bets (World Cup 2018 qualifiers)

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Argentina v Brazil predictions, tips, lineups and free bets (World Cup 2018 qualifiers)

Argentina hosts fierce rival Brazil in World Cup qualifying on Thursday, this is arguably the greatest soccer rivalry of all-time. This article contains our ARGENTINA v BRAZIL betting preview with free tips, predictions, odds, probable line-ups, bookie bonuses and no deposit free bets!


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ARGENTINA v BRAZIL BETTING PREVIEW

Argentina desperately need a three-pointer to kick-start their campaign. The Albiceleste have lost their opening match at home to Ecuador and recorded just a goalless draw away to Paraguay.

Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has a number of absentees to cope with as Carlos Tevez has joined Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero on the sidelines. Pablo Zabaleta and Ezequiel Garay will also miss the match through injury. Higuain, who has had an impressive start in Serie A, will lead the attack with Paris St Germain duo Angel Di Maria and Ezequiel Lavezzi on his flanks.

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Brazil started their World Cup qualifying campaign by losing at Chile, although the Selecao bounced back with a win over Venezuela. They are three points adrift of Uruguay, Ecuador and Chile, who have each won their opening two qualifiers.

The visitors will bolstered by the return of their captain Neymar after his four-match suspension following his sending off against Colombia at the Copa America.  Willian, Oscar and Douglas Costa are expected to play in support. Marquinhos and Marcelo are both out injured. Arsenal stopper Gabriel Paulista and newcomer Atletico Mineiro’s Douglas Santos have been called to replace them. Thiago Silva has again been overlooked by coach Dunga. Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and PSG's Lucas have both been dropped.

Brazil have won 7 of last 13 Superclasicos, with Argentina winning two and another four ending in draw. The last time Brazil played a World Cup qualifier in Argentina they won 3-1 while last time the two sides met was in Beijing last October, with Brazil winning 2-0.

 

ARGENTINA v BRAZIL PROBABLE LINEUPS

Argentina (4-3-3): Romero – Roncaglia, Otamendi, Demichelis, Mas – Biglia, Mascherano, Banega – Di Maria, Higuain, Lavezzi.

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Brazil
(4-2-3-1): Alisson – Dani Alves, David Luiz, Miranda, Filipe Luis – Elias, Luiz Gustavo – Willian, Oscar, Douglas Costa – Neymar.

ARGENTINA v BRAZIL ODDS

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