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Brazil v Switzerland Prediction & Betting Tips – World Cup 2018

17th June 2018 / lee
Brazil v Switzerland- World Cup 2018

Brazil v Switzerland World Cup 2018, 17th June – 7:00 p.m

(Full time: 1:1 – goals: Coutinho 20′ – Zuber 50′)

Brazil kick-off their World Cup 2018 campaign on Sunday as they play European opposition Switzerland. The Selecao are running in great form at the moment and our Brazil v Switzerland prediction is that the South Americans will open with a win. Switzerland are on a good streak of undefeated matches, but this is going to be a huge ask of them to try and keep Brazil quiet.

Brazil v Switzerland Betting Odds*

Brazil 2/5
Draw 19/5
Switzerland 17/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 13th, 2018 at 3:22 p.m.)

Brazil v Switzerland Betting Tips

If you have backed Brazil to go out and win the World Cup this summer then you will be feeling pretty confident in having a good look at their current form. Going back to September last year Brazil are unbeaten in 10 games, winning seven of those. They have won each of their last four games played including a friendly victory over Germany at the end of March. After all their concerns about Neymar not being fit for the World Cup, Brazil can put all that behind them as he is back in action and scoring again and Neymar is the 3/1 odds joint-favourite* (betting odds taken on June 13th, 2018 at 8:20 p.m.) in bet365 first goalscorer market alongside Gabriel Jesus. Neymar opening the scoring has to be a serious consideration among your Brazil v Switzerland betting tips as Brazil are playing with some attacking swagger. Brazil have scored at least two goals in five of their last seven fixtures.

New head coach Tite has really transformed them into a formidable unit and they don’t have any real perceivable weaknesses anywhere. Their defensive record in their last ten games is a testament to that because they have collected eight clean sheets in that sequence, conceding just two goals. So another top option in our predictions and betting tips for this game is Brazil to win to nil at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on June 13th, 2018 at 8:20 p.m.). If you’re expecting a Selecao clean sheet then that, of course, will open some key options in the correct score market where the shortest priced option is a Brazil 2-0 option at 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken on June 13th, 2018 at 8:20 p.m.). So it has been excellent form from the Selecao who just look so much better balanced and stronger than they were four years ago. They will take some stopping at the 2018 World Cup and Switzerland may not have enough to do that.

Switzerland had a great qualification campaign winning nine of their 10 matches, the only defeat coming against Portugal. That loss against European champions sent Switzerland through to the qualification playoff round where they edged Northern Ireland 1-0 on aggregate. Switzerland have won seven and lost just one of their last 10 games so their form is reading very good at the moment as well. They are undefeated in their last six, winning of them. The key difference between their run of form in Brazil’s is that the Swiss have not faced too much high-quality opposition along the way. They had that loss against Portugal in the sequence and they did play out a 1-1 draw with Spain at the beginning of June, and that’s about it. While they delivered well against lower rank opposition in that sequence, you wonder if they will have enough goals in to compete against Brazil.

Switzerland have scored 11 goals in their last seven games and six of those came in one fixture against Panama. They haven’t been particularly prolific, but a huge positive for them is their defensive record as they have taken five clean sheets in their last six games. But as mentioned they are taking on a very good Brazilian defence at the moment and both teams not to score is at 4/6 odds at bet365* (betting odds taken on June 13th, 2018 at 8:20 p.m.). If they cannot avoid losing this fixture in Group E then there will be a bit of pressure on them ahead as they will have to go on and fight it out against Costa Rica and Serbia for a qualification spot.

Brazil v Switzerland Head to Head

There is history between the two and it is a history that is even from the three previous meetings, with one win each and one draw. The draw in that sequence happens back at the 1950 World Cup where a 2-2 Brazil was produced. The other two games were both international friendlies the most recent of them coming in August 2013 which Switzerland were victorious in by a 1-0 scoreline.

Who will win – Brazil v Switzerland Predictions

The obvious Brazil v Switzerland betting tip is to roll with the South Americans collecting a good win. Brazil have earned a lot of clean sheets recently as Switzerland may not have the power to break them so our top tip is to back Brazil to win to nil option.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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