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Russia v Brazil Prediction & Betting Tips – 23rd March 2018

19th March 2018 / lee
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Russia v Brazil International Friendly, 23rd March

World Cup 2018 hosts Russia go in a tough match as they start building up some momentum ahead of the tournament. It has probably felt like an exhausting period of friendly matches for them and frankly, they haven’t impressed in them. Brazil will be without the injured Neymar but will still be expected to win this.

Russia v Brazil Odds*

Brazil 3/5, Draw 11/4, Russia 19/4* (Betting Odds taken at 03:54 p.m. on March 19th, 2018)

Russia v Brazil Betting Tips

If Russia’s form over the last year is anything to go by they are going to struggle to make an impact at their own World Cup in the summer. The Russians went W3 D4 L4 in their eleven internationals played last year. The wins were over Hungary, New Zealand and South Korea while they failed to beat the likes of Chile, Ivory Coast, Mexico and Iran. In their last friendly they did actually earn a credible 3-3 draw against Spain in Saint Petersburg which was a shock result really. Just back before that though they played Argentina and lost 1-0. Even though they are at home it’s hard to imagine that hey will get a lot of quality ball and both teams not to score at 8/11 odds with William Hill has some appeal.

Russia and Brazil have met twelve times before and Russia are yet to win one against the Selecao. Brazil are W8 D4 then against Russia from their previous meeting scoring 23 and conceding just the seven. Their last friendly was back in 2013 at Stamford Bridge when the two played out a 1-1 draw. The last friendly that they played together in Russia ended in a 1-0 victory for Brazil. In the William Hill correct score market a 1-0 option is at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 03:54 p.m. on March 19th, 2018).

This will actually be a good test for Brazil, to see how they could cope were they to lose Neymar during the World Cup. They cruised to the World Cup through qualification, and last year they lost just one game, which was against Argentina in the Superclasico in Melbourne Australia. Their last friendly saw them play out a 0-0 draw with England and of the seven wins that they banked in 2017, six of them were with a clean sheet. Brazil to win to nil at William Hill is at 8/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 03:54 p.m. on March 19th, 2018). So without Neymar, who is leading the goalscoring threats for Brazil? They aren’t short of options with the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Willian, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho. They’ll probably be alright.

Who will win – Russia v Brazil Predictions

Brazil can land themselves the win here. Yes, they rely on Neymar a lot for goals, but there’s enough in the squad still without him to see off a pretty average looking Russia.

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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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