The Brazilians have waited for four years to have the chance to atone the disaster they wreaked at home in 2014. In their first match in Russia, they get Switzerland, who are seeking for an upset win. Will Brazil allow that to happen? Lifetime over Switzerland, Brazil has won 3 games, drawn 3 games, and lost 2, with the most recent loss taking place in 2013 in an International Friendly.
Betting Preview for the Brazil vs Switzerland FIFA World Cup Group E Matchup on June 17 2018
Where: Rostov-on-Don, Russia
When: Sunday, June 17, 11:00 AM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on Brazil (-280)
It’s time for Brazil to exorcise their demons from the forgettable final two games in their home soil four years ago The Brazilians are still among the top favorites to take home the bacon. With guys like Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, and Gabriel Jesus, Douglas Costa, and Roberto Firmino, there’s going to be barely any problem on the attack for Brazil, and they will look to unleash their might against Switzerland, who are not exactly seen as a World Cup contender. One thing about Neymar is whether he’s 100 percent heading into the games in Russia, as he has missed plenty of games with Paris Saint-Germain due to a foot fracture, but if their 3-0 win over Austria last Sunday was any indication, it seems that Neymar is going to be just fine at the World Cup, Neymar scored one of Brazil’s goals against Austria to help the team extend its win streak to four games.
Betting on Switzerland (+770)
Brazil isn’t the only team heading into this match riding a huge wave of momentum. Switzerland has also been in a great form of late, having gone unbeaten in their last six matches. They beat Japan 2-0 in a friendly match on Jun. 8, drew with Spain 1-1 on Jun. 3, and annihilated Panama in a 6-0 win back in March. Before you underestimate the Swiss, do know that they are ranked sixth in the world by FIFA, so this game against Brazil will most likely determine whether Switzerland truly deserve such lofty position in the world rankings. The Swiss’ midfield boasts of the pair of X-Men in Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, but they may be forced at times to take it upon themselves to attack instead of set the table for their attackers, who are expected to look anemic when up against top-tier opponents.
Brazil win, 3-1.
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