WCQ Preview: Argentina vs Brazil – key Stats, H2H, line-ups, prediction

Neymar of Brazil and Lionel Messi of Argentina
Neymar of Brazil and Lionel Messi of Argentina / IMAGO

Argentina hosts Brazil in the World Cup qualifiers later this week and they will be hoping to reduce the deficit with the group leaders with a win here.

 Venue: Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario

Key statistics

Brazil have won 11 of their last 12 World Cup matches.

Brazil have kept a clean sheet in eight of their last 10 World Cup matches.

Argentina have kept a clean sheet in their last five World Cup matches.

Head to head

Brazil and Argentina have faced each other 112 times and the Copa America winners have 41 wins and 25 draws to their name.  Brazil currently holds the advantage with 46 wins under their belt.

Latest performances in all competitions

Argentina: WDWWW

Brazil: WWDWW


The Copa America champions are currently second in the standings, six points adrift of leaders Brazil and they will be looking to pick up a win over their bitter rivals here.

The last time these two sides met, it was in the Copa America final and Argentina managed to pick up a 1-0 win.

The home side have beaten Brazil in their last two meetings and they will be hoping to make it three in a row here.

Possible Argentina starting line-up

Emiliano Martinez, Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico, Rodrigo De Paul, Giovani Lo Celso, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martinez


The South American giants have picked up 11 wins and a draw from 12 quote World Cup qualifiers so far and they are sitting at the top of the standings, six points clear of their bitter rivals Argentina.

They were beaten in the Copa America final by Argentina and the visitors will be looking to avenge that defeat here.

Possible Brazil starting line-up

Alisson Becker, Emerson Royal, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro, Fred, Casemiro, Lucas Paqueta, Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius Junior


Argentina 1-1 Brazil