Brazil vs Switzerland Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Sunday, Brazil will face Switzerland in what looks to be an interesting game. This a match between two teams from Group E and it is bound to provide lots of goals, chances, and betting opportunities for all the football fans. The clash will be played at the Rostov Arena.
Brazil will be looking to start their 2018 World Cup campaign with a powerful win, and judging by the way that they’ve played, they are likely to do so. Brazil played two friendly matches before the World Cup. They defeated Croatia by the score of 2-0 with a goal each from Neymar and Firmino, and in the most recent outing, the fierce South-Americans, dominated against Austria by the score of 3-0. Gabriel Jesus opened the goal-scoring sheet in the first half, and in the second, Neymar and Coutinho added a goal of their own. Neymar’s goals may be one of the best of 2018. He dribbled past the defender, making him fall to the ground. The entire Brazilian squad is filled with young and perspective players who play at some of the best clubs in the world. In the area of the field where they lacked in 2014, now, they seem to be dominating. Neymar, Jesus, Coutinho, and Firmino bring the new attacking strength that has the potential to take their team all the way to the finals.
Switzerland is up against the toughest opponent in their group. The fact that their first match is against Brazil may be the sword with two edges. In case of a draw (or a win by some miracle) the teams moral will be at an all-time high, and in case of a heavy defeat it may go low and impact the remaining games that are left to be played. As a part of their World Cup preparations, the Swiss team has played two matches. They won the most recent one against Japan by the score of 2-0 and managed to grab a 1-1 draw against the mighty Spain. In the game against Spain, they showed their weaknesses and their strengths. Despite having only a 35% possession, they managed to take their chances. They had only two shots on goal, and one of them ended in the back of the net. Odriozola of Spain scored the first goal, and Rodriguez got an equalizer mid-second half. It is expected for Xherdan Shaqiri to exert his influence, as the Stoke City man has a history of showing up in big tournaments. His fast counters down the flank alongside with a composed defense could be Switzerland’s chance to get some points from this one. This is by far the most important match of their World Cup group campaign.
The two teams have played three times in total, two of which occurred in the recent past. In 2006, Brazil came out victorious by the score of 1-2, and in 2013, the Swiss managed to get a win. The only goal of the game was an own-goal from Dani Alves.
Tite, Brazil coach says: "I think if we play like a team, as a team, we can beat, I think, every team in the world. So I think we go with that mentality."
Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic: "We're not here to have a lovely game, but to win. We'll try to be as organised as possible, you need to provoke a team like Brazil into making mistakes so you can create opportunities. e need to use our strength, use our full backs as wingers, we need to close the gaps in front of other players when we confront individual players of that level."
Brazil vs Switzerland Stats
Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)
|SHOTS ON TARGET||70||53|
|SHOTS OFF TARGET||57||66|
|OVER 1.5 GOALS||7||7|
|OVER 2.5 GOALS||4||4|
|OVER 3.5 GOALS||1||2|
|UNDER 1.5 GOALS||3||3|
|UNDER 2.5 GOALS||6||6|
|BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE||2||2|
Brazil don't have many doubtful players for the match against Switzerland. Fred is only one player who is not fully fit and he probably will not play on this match. All other players are fully fit and ready to pick up all three points here.
On the other side Switzerland also have almost all players fully fit for this clash. They are ready to play and all of them will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Brazil: Alisson; Danilo, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Casemiro; Paulinho, Coutinho, Willian; Neymar, Jesus
Switzerland: Sommer; Lichsteiner, Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez; Xhaka, Behrami; Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Embolo; Seferovic
Brazil vs Switzerland Prediction
What a perfect betting opportunity on Sunday night and game Brazil vs Switzerland. Brazil take on a Switzerland side who impressed in qualifying and we will enjoy in one dynamic and open game with lots of excitements and scoring chances. The big news for Brazil is the return of star striker Neymar and they are favourites to win this match. Brazil play very well and they have suffered just one defeat in their last 19 games across all competitions. On the other side Switzerland are also in fine fettle and they have prepared well for this game, with a impressive 1-1 draw against Spain in friendly match few days ago. Brazil just have so much attacking talent though, and they will play aggressive in attack from the first minute.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Brazil vs Switzerland Prediction: Brazil to win. We expect from a Seleção to score in both halves and to hammer Switzerland on Sunday night. Our second betting pick for the match is Over 3.5 goals.
Brazil have kept a clean sheet in five of their last six games across all competitions so you can try to win more cash with bet on Brazil to win to nil. Maybe correct score will be 4-0 and we expect from Neymar to score at least two goals. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.