World Cup 2022 Brazil vs Serbia, Tips & Predictions

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Brazil vs Serbia - World Cup 2022

Five-time winners and favourites Brazil kick off their World Cup in Qatar against a strong Serbia side. The game will begin at 10pm local time (7pm UK Time) in the Lusail Stadium.

Brazil last won the World Cup in 2002 but are many pundits favourites to lift the Jules Rimet Trophy in Qatar after a stellar qualifying campaign. However, Serbia will be no pushovers in the opening game and will provide the Brazilians with a real test of their title credentials.

In one of the standout matches of matchday one, Brazil are currently 4/9 favourites with  Betzone  to pick up three points.

Brazil vs Serbia Best Odds

Brazil vs Serbia Key Points and Trends

  • Head-to-Head: Brazil have won both meetings between the sides, including a 2-0 victory in the group stage four years ago.
  • Brazil: 2018 was the first time they had failed to win their opening game since a 1-1 draw with Sweden in 1978.
  • Serbia: This is their third tournament as a solely Serbian team, but they failed to make it out of the group in 2010 or 2018.
  • Player: Vinicius Jr. only has one goal in sixteen appearances for his country but is expected to shine on the international stage before too long.

Brazil vs Serbia Betting Tips

Brazil have scored fourteen goals in their last four matches, and Serbia have netted nine in the same period.

OVER 3.5 GOALS - 9/4

Brazil vs Serbia Analysis

BRAZIL

Brazil have made it no further than the Quarter-Finals in three of the last four World Cups. However, many believe they have the strongest squad for Qatar and arrive in excellent form. As a result, they could win their sixth World Cup and their first in 20 years.

Key Players: Neymar, Vinicius Jr., Marquinhos

Team News: Tite has been in charge since 2016 and lifted the Copa America title in 2019. He has exceptional talent to choose from, with players performing well at top European clubs this season.

Predicted Lineups: Allisson, Militao, Silva, Marquinhos, Telles, Paqueta, Casemiro, Fabinho, Neymar, Vinicius Jr., Richarlison

SERBIA

They have made it to the tournament twice as Serbia but have also qualified as part of Serbia, Montenegro, and Yugoslavia. They qualified with a late winner against Portugal and have proven they can mix it with the top European international sides.

Key Players: Dusan Vlahovic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Dusan Tadic

Team News: The front three of Tadic, Vlahovic and Mitrovic will be vital to any success the Serbians have. The partnership of Vlahovic and Mitrovic as a traditional front two will cause many defence problems with the right service.

Predicted Lineups: Dmitrovic, Mascovic, Mitrovic, Babic, Zivkovic, Tadic, Lukic, Milinkovic-Savic, Kostic, Vlahovic, Mitrovic

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