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World Cup favourites Brazil start their campaign on Sunday night. They clash with Switzerland in Rostov, arguably their toughest game of the group. The Samba stars are widely expected to top Group E with ease, and Ladbrokes are offering new customers the chance to back Brazil at enhanced odds of 28/1 to beat Switzerland.

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Brazil v Switzerland Betting Tips – Favourites to Start with Victory

  • Under 2.5 Goals – 10/11, Coral
  • Brazil to Win to Nil – 23/20, Ladbrokes

Brazil v Switzerland Preview – Will Neymar Return?

Brazil come in to this tournament as the side everyone is talking about. They were expected to deliver on home soil four years ago, but things have improved for them in the last two years. Tite has turned the side around, helped by an impressive pool of talent. Gone are the days were Brazil bosses would desperately try to combine individuals in to something resembling a tactical structure. This time around, the Samba stars’ boss has studied the approaches of Europe’s best, and he’s used that to build a strong side.

The Swiss have very different problems, as they use their framework to squeeze every drop of talent from their small pool. They have some solid star names, but they’re simply not going to be a match for Brazil. The Swiss edged through against Northern Ireland in the play-offs, and now they start their tournament against the World Cup favourites. It’s hard to see them stopping the South American giants.

Brazil will want Neymar back to his best, as the forward continues a recovery from injury. He missed the second half of the season with PSG, and now the former Barca man slots back in to the mix for Brazil. He’s impressed in their warm up friendlies, the striker now just needs to produce the goods on the biggest stage. Given his heartbreak in Brazil four years ago, we expect Neymar to step up.

Relevant Stats, Injuries and Suspensions

Brazil’s big injury worry is still around Neymar, who is only just returning to the side. He’s set to start out wide in Brazil’s 4-3-3, and he’s no longer the sole main man. He’s part of a great attacking four, players who the Swiss will need to fear. The South Americans will start with Gabriel Jesus and Willian in their forward line, with Philippe Coutinho supporting from the middle of the park.

The Swiss lost one of their 12 qualifying matches, and they’ll set up to frustrate Brazil. They may be a limited side up top, but they have a system which gets results. However, with Brazil’s line up, it is hard to see Switzerland holding out.

Brazil v Switzerland – Expect Control From New Look Brazil

There’s clear support for a Brazil win here, as they’re cut down to 4/11 with BetVictor. However, we don’t think that translates in to a comfortable win for the Samba stars. They may have a lot of attacking talent, but the side also want to keep possession and remain solid. They’ve kept five straight clean sheets, and that’s a run which Tite will be desperate to continue.

Switzerland are likely to come in to this game aiming to keep things tight, and they’re not going to take risks. After all, goal difference is likely to be huge in this group, so keeping the score down will be key for the Swiss at all times. We expect a low scoring match, so we’re going with under 2.5 goals at 10/11 with Coral. Another Brazil clean sheet seems good too, so we’re backing them to win to nil at 23/20 with Ladbrokes.

Brazil v Switzerland Head to Head Record

These two last met five years ago, when Switzerland narrowly won thanks to a Dani Alves own goal. Their only World Cup encounter was considerably further back, coming in the 1950 tournament in Brazil. Now, 68 years on from that draw, these two are preparing to lock horns yet again. Plenty has changed in that time, and we can’t see another four goals when they renew rivalries in Rostov.

  • Switzerland 1-0 Brazil – August 2013, Friendly
  • Switzerland 1-2 Brazil – November 2006, Friendly
  • Brazil 2-2 Switzerland – June 1950, World Cup