Brazil Vs Switzerland – Prediction, Odds, And Betting Tips
Switzerland starts off their tournament against Brazil, which will be a tough test for the squad as they face one of the tournament’s favorites to win it all. Brazil has won the World Cup five times in their history and has a team fitting to lift it a fifth time. The Swiss will take on the Selecao at Rostov Arena. My 2018 World Cup pick for June 17th is below and the odds can be found at Sportsbetting – Don’t Miss 50% Up To $1000 Bonus.
Brazil Vs Switzerland – Recent Form & Injury
Brazil’s form looks impressive. Leading up to the tournament, they had two wins over Croatia and Austria where their forwards and attacking prowess was on full display. They’re looking to avenge the last time the world saw them play soccer – a 7-1 drubbing in 2014 at the hands of the eventual champion, Germany. Neymar had been dealing with an injury, but the PSG star will be ready to go for Sunday’s match. He had not kicked a ball in a competitive game since February, but he did look good for Brazil in his recent warm-up games.
Switzerland got some good fortune to qualify for the World Cup and have not looked too impressive coming into the tournament. They got into the tournament in a playoff with Northern Ireland, which came down to an iffy penalty kick. However, the Swiss are mostly healthy and do have a good blend of youth and experience.
Brazil (-1) Vs Switzerland (+1) Betting Odds
Brazil is a strong favorite to win their game against Switzerland on the moneyline at -263. Switzerland is +850, and a draw is +330. The Asian handicap is -1, -1 ½ (-113) for Brazil and +1, +1 ½ (-107) for Switzerland.
With Neymar still not 100%, some may think Brazil is weaker than they appear. Besides, he’s looked good in limited action. I like Brazil to win this one easily, so I think taking them on the spread or moneyline is worth a bet. This is a Swiss side that debatably should not even be in the World Cup. Brazil should steamroll them.