Brazil look to overcome injuries to some key players when they host defending champion Argentina on Tuesday in a 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The Brazilians, who have lost back-to-back contests and are winless in their last three, will be without a group that includes Vinicius Junior (hamstring), Richarlison (groin) and Neymar (knee) for this matchup. Argentina are atop the standings with 12 points as they won their first four qualifiers before suffering a 2-0 loss against Uruguay last Thursday.
Kickoff at Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The Brazilians are the +140 favorites (risk $100 to win $140) in the latest Brazil vs. Argentina odds, while the Argentinians are +220 underdogs. A 90-minute draw is priced at +200 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Argentina vs. Brazil picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer expert Martin Green has to say.
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Now, Green has broken down Brazil vs. Argentina from every angle and just revealed his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Argentina vs. Brazil:
- Brazil vs. Argentina money line: Brazil +140, Argentina +220, Draw +200
- Brazil vs. Argentina over/under: 2.5 goals?
- Brazil vs. Argentina spread: Brazil -0.5 (+150)
- BRA: The Brazilians have scored only three goals over their last four matches
- ARG: The Argentinians have lost just two of their last 52 matches across all competitions
- Brazil vs. Argentina picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back Brazil
The Brazilians have produced only three goals over their last four qualifying matches and will need their depth to come through, considering their lengthy list of injuries. A lot of pressure will be on Rodrygo, who shares the team lead in scoring during qualifying with Neymar with two goals. The 22-year-old winger scored both of his goals in Brazil's 5-1 victory against Bolivia in their opening qualifier and notched three goals and as many assists over his last two outings for Real Madrid.
Raphinha has registered a goal and an assist during qualifying while forward Gabriel Martinelli and defenders Gabriel Magalhaes and Marquinhos also have converted. The 26-year-old Raphinha also scored against Bolivia and Marquinhos netted the lone tally in Brazil's 1-0 triumph over Peru on Sept. 12. Magalhaes scored in a 1-1 draw with Venezuela on Oct. 12 and Martinelli provided the offense in a 2-1 loss to Colombia last Thursday.?See which team to back at SportsLine.
Why you should back Argentina
Lionel Messi continues to be an offensive force for Argentina as he tops the club with three goals. The 36-year-old superstar recorded the lone goal in the team's 1-0 triumph over Ecuador in its opening qualifier and accounted for all the scoring in a 2-0 victory against Peru last month. Since the beginning of 2022, Messi has converted in 16 of his 20 outings for the national team, recording multiple goals on six occasions.
The Argentinians also will be seeking contributions from Enzo Fernandez and Nicolas Gonzalez. Both players scored in the team's victory against Bolivia on Sept. 12 and notched an assist in the win versus Peru. Defenders Nicolas Tagliafico and Nicolas Otamendi also have converted during qualifying, with the latter netting the lone goal in Argentina's 1-0 triumph over Paraguay last month.?See which team to back at SportsLine.
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Green has broken down Argetina vs. Brazil from every angle and is leaning Under on the goal total. He has locked in a pair of confident best bets that pay plus money and also is offering a full breakdown of this matchup. You can only see his World Cup qualifying picks and analysis at SportsLine.
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