The Superclasico de las Americas semi-final match will take place at the Mineirao in Belo Horizonte. Brazil are strong favourites to win the duel with their arch rivals and go through to the final and we very much agree with this
Uninspiring Performances from Messi
Argentina is a team which is hugely reliant on Messi. This comes as no surprise as together with Aguero, they are probably the only two players in this Argentina side which can be considered as world class.
However, it has been evident that Messi is just not enough to carry this Argentina team all on his own especially when he is playing as poorly as he has been in this tournament.
Argentina are notorious for having a side which is top heavy and is not as strong in defence and midfield as it is in attack. That has been their undoing in past tournaments and it will be the same in Brazil as well.
Brazil, on the other hand, has been the stand out team in this tournament. Attacking players such as Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino, Coutinho, and Everton are perfectly complemented by defenders such as Thiago Silva and Marquinhos.
When you also factor in their world class selection of goalkeepers and their mastermind tactician and man-manager Tite, you see why so many people already have the Brazilians as the 2019 Copa America champions.
Brazil to Win Convincingly
This Brazilian team doesn’t carry any egos now that Neymar is at home and all players are working towards the same goal. This means that Argentina has absolutely zero chance to compete here even if Messi puts on his winning shoes and wears a super hero’s cape.
Brazil to win at odds of 3/4 is a great value bet and if you are feeling as confident as we are, you can also back the Brazilians to win in both halves at enticing odds of 15/8.