The five times World Cup champions will start off their World Cup campaign against Switzerland. Brazil is the only team that has appeared in all the World Cups since the start and they are one of the favourites to win the World Cup. They have already won it for five times and if they can win their sixth in here they would once again create a new record by breaking their current record of winning five world cups. However, the Swiss are not to be treaded lightly in this game as they have played 10 games on their way to Russia but lost only one.

 

 

Betting Odds:

According to bet365 the odds of Brazil winning this game is 2/5, odds of drawing this game is 15/4 and the odds of Switzerland winning this game is 9. Similar odds have been provided by skybet too as their odds for Brazil emerging out victorious are 2/5 and probability for a draw is 7/2 and for Switzerland to win the odds are 17/2. Betfair odd for Brazil is 2/5, for Switzerland is 17/2 and the odds of this match ending in a draw are 18/5.

 

Team News:

Brazil has a very strong attack and they comprise the names Neymar, Coutinho, Willian, Firmino and Jesus and they have a very strong midfield as well with the likes of Casemiro and Paulinho. Marcelo and Thiago Silva will be in the defense while AS Roma keeper Alisson will start in front of the goal.

The likes of Xeridan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka can create some problems for the five times world champions whereas Admir Mehedi remains the only injury concern for the Swiss’.

 

Recent Form:

Switzerland:  W D W W D W

Brazil :  W W W W D W

 

Predictions:

Brazil is most likely to come out on top after this game.

 

Man Of The Match:

If Brazil has to win then it would fall on Neymar and if Switzerland wins, it will be Xeridan Shaqiri.