Brazil didn’t disappoint in their debut but now the South Americans must do something they’ve never done in a World Cup: defeat Switzerland. That’s if they want to be alone at the top of Group G.
Half Time – Full Time: Draw-Brazil (+300)
Switzerland will put up a good fight, as it did against Portugal and Spain a couple of months ago in the UEFA Nations League. Also as it did four years ago when they faced Brazil in the Group Stage of the 2018 WC and managed to snatch a point from the Verdeamarela. Nevertheless, this time it won’t be enough for the Red Crosses to win a point. Brazil’s attacking unit is just too good, and the team’s depth is uncanny, even with Neymar out due to injury.
The South Americans are patient. They proved it against Serbia in its debut, scoring the opener in the second half. The same happened against Japan in one of their last tune-ups before the WC. Like the Mandalorian, they always find a way.
Scoop on Free Play from the Locker Room
Under 2½ and Both Teams to Score – No (+160)
While I expect Brazil to win comfortably, I don’t expect a goal-fest. Winning comfortably goes beyond winning by a big margin. The Verdeamarela defeated Serbia 2-0 and that was a comfortable victory. Why? Because Serbia only took five shots, none on target, while Brazil took 23, nine on target. Plus, the Verdeamarela won possession with 59%. In other words, goalkeeper Allison Becker was another spectator.
There’s also the fact that Switzerland’s defensive unit is quite good. The Red Crosses finished with a clean sheet in two of their last five games, including not conceding against Cristiano Ronaldo and company.
My final soccer prediction is Brazil 2-0.
Richarlison Anytime Goalscorer (+200)
Richarlison scored a brace against Serbia, so you won’t find a more motivated player than him. As if that wasn’t enough, with Neymar out, I expect Richarlison to be in charge of penalties, increasing his chances of scoring considerably. Last but not least, this team has proven to be a family. I have no doubt that the entire squad will do whatever it takes for Richarlison to win the Golden Boot. After all, we’re talking about Brazil, they just want to win it all.