Brazil v Argentina Odds
Betting, Odds and Analysis on Brazil v Argentina
This site looks at the past matches between Brazil and Argentina, the history, stats and trends from matches between the teams. Each time there is a Brazil v Argentina match we will also look at all the Brazil Argentina odds and betting opportunities on the match.
For the purposes of clarity in these stats, Brazils score is placed first in the games in the table below. For the result - this is the winner of the match including extra time and penalties where applicable.
Brazil and Argentina have faced each other a whopping 89 times since the first recognised international in Buenos Aires in 1914. Amazingly the overall scores are tied at 33 wins each and 23 draws but lets look at the stats a bit closer.
We have detailed the games between the two teams at the World Cup Finals in the table above and you can see that Brazil have a slight 2-1 lead there with one other draw.
The next games to consider are the World Cup qualifying games and the history between the two teams breaks down like this:
Brazil = Three wins
Argentina = Two wins
Draws = One
So, again, nothing much between the two teams in the World Cup qualifying format which goes back to 2002. The last two games between the two teams for the 2010 World Cup finished 0-0 in Brazil and 3-1 to Brazil in Argentina with Luis Fabiano scoring twice
Overall, the stats breakdown like this:
|Result||WC Finals||WC Quals||America Cup||Friendly/Other||Total|
For the table above, please note that WC Finals = World Cup Finals, WC Quals = World Cup Qualifier
As bitter a rivalry as any in the world with more than one incident that has seen tensions turn decidedly nasty (see below).
In recent years, any simmering rivalry has been heightened over arguments between the two sets of fans over which side has had the greatest player ever: Pele or Maradona.
Opinions are divided, even between the neutrals, and a large number will say it is impossible to compare players from different ages. Nevertheless, the debate rumbles on, not least with a spat played out in the media between the former players themselves
Back on the pitch, Brazilian fans will undoubtedly point to their team being the undisputed kings of the World Cup where the Samba Boys have recorded an amazing five wins out of the eighteen World Cup tournaments that have been played. Argentina have lifted the trophy a highly commendable twice but it does not quite compare to their compatriots huge tally.
Perhaps this stat is now part of the ongoing rivalry between the two teams, a rivalry that not only means who is the best out of Brazil and Argentina but who, therefore, is the best team in the world.
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Thought to be the start of the hostility between the two teams, the final of the South American Championship in 1937 had been 0-0 after ninety minutes and saw the Argentinians eventually coming out 2-0 winners after a hotly disputed first goal.
The game was marred by racist comments to the Brazilian players from the Argentinian fans and some of the players were quoted as saying they feared for their lives. The game is referred to in Brazilian press as the shame game.
Huge media coverage heightened the intensity in this game and the suspicion had been voiced that it would be a tough, physical game.
So it proved with Argentine captain Jose Salomon receiving a fractured tibia and fibia after a tackle. Fighting between the players broke out on the pitch as a result of the tackle and both teams had to leave the field. Argentina eventually won the game 2-0 but Salomon was so badly injured he could never play professional football again and caused a major breakdown between the two footballing nations. So much so that there was a ten year break before the next time the two teams played another international!
The game between the two sides at the 1978 World Cup was a tense 0-0 draw but this was not the main issue to come out of this World Cup
In 1978 qualification for the final of the World Cup was by the winning of one of two second round groups.
Argentina and Brazil were both in line for winning their group and with Brazil seeing off Poland 3-1 in their final group match, Argentina were left with the task of having to beat Peru by four clear goals in their final game to make it to the final. They managed this with the minimum of fuss and as Peru were already out of the competition (and their goalkeeper was born in Argentina!) there were Brazilian cries of foul-play.
Argentina went on to beat Holland in a memorable final but Brazil remember their bizarre, undefeated exit from the 1978 World Cup to this day
Winning the Olympic title has proved illusive to Brazil but Argentina have struck gold twice.
They won gold in Athens in 2004 and then defended their title in Beijing four years later. At Beijing they defeated Brazil 3-0 in the semi final. This loss was taken very badly in Brazil and apparently took the loss so badly that the losing Brazilian team were not allowed back into the country!
Brazil won in Argentina for the first time since 1995 after a match that had been given further spice following comments in the media from the under pressure Argentina manager Diego Maradona.
Brazil did their talking on the pitch, winning 3-1 and ensuring that Argentina would be pushed to the wire in their attempts to qualify for the 2010 World Cup.
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