Brazil vs Argentina 10/11/2014 Free International Soccer Pick and Preview
Argentina vs Brazil
Saturday 11th October 2014 13:05(GMT)
The Line: Brazil 2/1 Draw 9/4 Argentina 5/4 See the Latest Odds
TV: ITV4, Bein Sports
After a World Cup that began with optimism and hope Brazil were exposed by Germany's ruthlessness in the World Cup, Neymar was lost through injury in the quarter final and it did make a huge difference as the Barcelona playmaker was the heart and soul of the Brazil team. He will hope to inspire the Brazilians against their great rivals Argentina and his club teammate Lionel Messi. Brazil have alot of strength in depth though and Willian and Oscar have started their respective domestic seasons very well, in particular Neymar has been on fire for Barcelona and will be hoping to bring that form to this glamour tie.
Argentina got some semblence of revenge against Germany in their last friendly hammering the world champions 4-2 in a friendly in Germany. The argentines were inspired by Angel Di Maria who scored one and set up three in that game and who has been absolutely brilliant since his transfer to Manchester United. Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi, Eric Lamela will provide the attacking threat in the final third and really this is a supremely strong Argentina squad.
I generally speaking dont like betting on friendlies but the 5/4 about Argentina seems generous here, the game is being played in a neutral venue Beijing China and Argentina are just a far far far better side than Brazil right now. Many people will expect goals here but these games are often actually quite boring and finish 1 or 2 nil. I am going to take Argentina to beat Brazil. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo