2018 World Cup: Brazil v Switzerland Tips, Preview and Predictions
June 13, 2018
Brazil begin 2018 World Cup ventures in Switzerland group clash
Brazil begin their 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia with an opening group game against Switzerland.
The Samba Boys are regarded as one of the leading contenders for outright supremacy this summer, being the all-time record holders of the competition and boasting an impressive squad.
Tite was boosted by the welcomed return of star man Neymar ahead of the tournament kicking off as well.
The PSG superstar was ruled out for the season back in February but recently returned to action in international friendly outings, making an instant scoring impact.
A star-studded Brazil roster are therefore a promising 23/20 with Ladbrokes to earn a victory without conceding in this maiden Group E encounter.
Meanwhile, the Swiss, who have plenty of talent at their disposal too, are seen as 17/2 outsiders with Betfred to spring a massive surprise in this intriguing opener.
All eyes on Neymar in Russia opener
When a World Cup rolls into town all eyes are always on Brazil and what they can possibly achieve.
This time around they will be seeking to banish memories of that embarrassing 7-1 defeat at the hands of eventual 2014 champions Germany on home soil four years ago.
Neymar was injured for that sickening loss and has missed a huge portion of the year’s action with the Parisians. But he’s back and will be relentlessly aiming to lead his nation to glory in Russia.
The Samba skipper is 4/1 with bet365 to back two or more goals against Switzerland here, after netting a world class strike on his first game back against Croatia before the tournament.
Meanwhile, Liverpool ace Roberto Firmino is 8/5 with bet365 to get on the scoresheet anytime and his potential future Anfield teammate Xherdan Shaqiri is 7/2 with William Hill to dispatch here.