Argentina Has Slight Edge To Win on Thursday

Published on November 11th, 2015 10:15 pm EST

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Argentina vs. Brasil - World Cup 2018 Russia - Qualifiers - South AmericaThe qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup has a very big match on Thursday, as Argentina will be playing host to Brazil.

Lionel Messi, arguably the best soccer player in the world, will be missing the game with an injury. There will, however, be an abundance of talent on display on Thursday, as Neymar, Jr., Hulk and Carlos Tevez are all expected to suit up for their respective teams.

Both teams have gotten off to slow starts in qualifying play so far, as Brazil is 1-0-1 (3 points), while Argentina is 0-1-1 (1 point). The top four teams in CONMEBOL qualifying automatically qualify for the 2018 World Cup, while the fifth place team advances to an inter-confederation play-off. As it stands right now, neither team would automatically qualify for the World Cup, as Brazil currently sits in 5th place while Argentina is in 7th. There is an abundance of talented teams in CONMEBOL, which means that both Brazil and Argentina will need to be careful not to drop too far off the pace.

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Here are the odds for Thursday's important game between the two sides:

Argentina, 2.40
Draw, 3.20
Brazil, 3.00

Argentina has the slight edge to win, though neither team has better than even money odds of winning.

According to the bookmakers, Gonzalo Higuain has the best odds of scoring for Argentina on Thursday (2.80), while Neymar, Jr. has the best odds of scoring for Brazil (2.60).


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Who do you think will come out on top on Thursday?

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