By Wisdom Deji-Folutile
After a harrowing Copa America tournament, Argentina and Brazil are set for a face-off at the Macarana Stadium in a Final for the ages.
Lionel Messi’s Argentina qualified for the finals after defeating Colombia in the semi-final on penalties. A steller, Neymar-inspired Brazil overcame Peru in a 1-0 victory to secure a final spot for the host country.
Both teams have faced each other 111 times in the past, with Argentina coming out on top in 46 of those encounters.
Brazil, the current holders of the Copa America title, have won 40 matches, and the remaining 25 matches ended in a tie.
The last time both sides came face-to-face was in a Superclasico de las Americas fixture in November 2019. Argentina had won the encounter courtesy of a Lionel Messi goal.
Here is everything you need to know about this epic encounter:
(Stats were compiled by Onefootball and Opta)
The match kicks off at 1:00 AM West African Time, at the Maracana Stadium
Brazil hasn’t lost in their last 13 games.
Argentina hasn’t lost in their last 19 games.
Argentina has a winning streak of 5 matches.
The most common result of matches between Argentina and Brazil is 1-0. Four matches have ended with this result. Argentina wins 1st half in 75% of their matches, Brazil in 58% of their matches.
Argentina wins 75% of halftimes. Brazil wins 58%.
Neither team have lost a match this season.
Argentina’s performance in the last five matches is better than Brazil’s.
In Copa America, Argentina has better performance than Brazil.
In the last five meetings, Argentina won two. Brazil won three, 0 draws.
The winner of their last meeting was Argentina, with a one-goal victory.
Argentina scores 0.4 goals in a match against Brazil and Brazil scores 1.2 goals against Argentina (on average). Argentina scores 1.25 goals when playing at home, and Brazil scores 2.67 goals when playing away (on average). The average number of goals in meetings between Argentina and Brazil is 1.6.
When Argentina leads 1-0 at home, they win in 71% of their matches.
When Brazil leads 0-1 away, they win in 100% of their matches.
When Argentina is down 0-1 home, they win 0% of their matches.
When Brazil is down 1-0 away, they win 100% of their matches.
The average number of goals in the first half in meetings between Argentina and Brazil is 1.
Brazil has scored at least one goal for 13 consecutive matches.
Argentina has scored at least one goal for 17 consecutive matches.
During the last five meetings with Argentina playing at home, Argentina has won 2 times. There have been two draws while Brazil has won 1 time. The goal difference is 7-6 in favour of Argentina.
Brazil’s last away win against Argentina was in 2009.
During the last 25 meetings, Argentina has won 7 times. There have been five draws while Brazil has won 13 times. The goal difference is 41-22 in favour of Brazil.