World Cup 2022 Brazil vs Switzerland, Tips & Predictions

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Brazil vs Switzerland - World Cup 2022

Five-time World Cup Champions Brazil take on Switzerland in their second fixture in Qatar. The game will begin at 7pm local time (4pm UK Time) in Stadium 974.

Both these sides got their tournaments off to winning starts on Thursday and having not won the World Cup for 20 years, Brazil are many people's favourite to land a sixth title in Qatar. However, Switzerland have qualified for the last four finals and made it out of the group on each occasion.

The sides drew 1-1 when they met at this stage in Russia four years ago, but Brazil are the current 4/11 favourites with Betzone.

Brazil vs Switzerland Best Odds

Brazil vs Switzerland Key Points and Trends

  • Head-to-Head: Brazil have only won three of nine games against Switzerland, with four games ending in a draw.
  • Brazil: Have not lost a match at this stage of the World Cup since losing to Norway in 1998.
  • Switzerland: Did not lose a match in the group stage in 2018, with two draws and one victory.
  • Player: Real Madrid starlet Vinicius Jr. is yet to show his best form for Brazil but is expected to have a breakthrough tournament. 

Brazil vs Switzerland Betting Tips

Although it ended in a 1-1 draw four years ago between these sides, Brazil looked impressive in their 2-0 win over Serbia in their opening match and should have the class to edge this contest. 

BRAZIL TO WIN - 40/85

Brazil vs Switzerland Analysis

BRAZIL

Brazil lost out to Belgium four years ago in the quarter-finals, but Tite has established a side which should now be capable of challenging at the business end of a World Cup, and they arrived in Qatar as favourites in the World Cup betting. They got off to a perfect start when defeating Serbia 2-0, thanks to a double from Richarlison.

Key Players: Neymar, Vinicius Jr., Marquinhos

Team News: Brazil will be monitoring Neymar who was taken off against Serbia with an ankle knock.

Predicted Line-Up: Allisson, Militao, Silva, Marquinhos, Telles, Casemiro, Fabinho, Neymar, Raphina, Vinicius Jr., Richarlison

SWITZERLAND

The Swiss have been ever-present in the tournament since 2006 and have made it to the knockout stages in three of those four appearances. They put in a solid performance when edging out Cameroon 1-0, but they will face a more challenging test against Brazil.

Key Players: Yann Sommer, Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri

Team News: Former Centre back Murat Yakin is in the dugout, and his side represents his playing style - he will likely name an unchanged lineup to face Brazil.

Predicted Line-Up: Sommer, Mbabu, Akanji, Schar, Rodriguez, Freuler, Xhaka, Shaqiri, Embolo, Seferovic

Brazil vs Switzerland Prediction

The recent head-to-head record shows there could be cause for concern for Brazil in this game. However, they are favourites for a reason and should have too much in attack for this Swiss team.

BET ON BRAZIL TO WIN - 5/12 with 10Bet

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