The pre-tournament favourites, Brazil, finally get their World Cup campaign underway on Thursday evening, with a clash against Serbia.
There’s plenty of expectation about, and a lot of excitement around the team they have brought. We’ve put together a match preview for the game, with 12/1 and 13/2 betting tips, while you’ll also find some great Brazil v Serbia free bets here too.
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Brazil v Serbia Betting Tips
We’ve got two free football betting tips for the Brazil v Serbia clash from Charles Perrin.
- Brazil to win 3-0 - 12/1
- Vinicius Jr to score first - 13/2
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Brazil v Serbia Match Preview
Brazil are ready to make their grand entrance at the World Cup, and they will hope to set things alight in their opening group game against Serbia on Thursday. If you want to have a proper look over Brazil’s odds for the World Cup, then don’t hesitate to check our Brazil World Cup Betting Odds page.
The FIFA world rankings seem to mean very little these days, especially when Saudi Arabia — who are 51st — stunned Argentina with a 2-1 win earlier this week, so Brazil would be wise not to underestimate Serbia.
Tite’s charges have an abundance of striking options, and they will be looking to click straight from the off, while the defence is characterised by experience.
But Serbia are no slouches and head coach Marko Dmitrovic will give his players licence to roam forward. There are also a few familiar faces in the squad, including Fulham talisman Aleksandar Mitrovic. More detailed info and latest odds information for the Serbs can be found on our Serbia World Cup Betting Odds section.
This could be an intriguing clash, and to help you prepare for it, we have handpicked a couple of tips that you ought to consider ahead of kick-off.
Brazil to coast to victory
Although as mentioned, Argentina will serve as a cautionary tale, the Selecao are aiming to end their two-decade wait to lift the Jules Rimet trophy.
Brazil are the great entertainers. There is plenty of flair and they will be looking to do better than four years ago when they exited at the quarter-final stage.
Tite provides an air of calmness, and now it’s up to Brazil to prove they are worth the hype. There is a serious amount of firepower in this side, and they could cause Serbia plenty of problems down both flanks.
Expect Brazil to monopolise possession and pepper Serbia’s goal with numerous attempts. Game management will be key for Brazil, but they are usually good front runners, so if they take an early lead, they will look to build on that.
I have a hunch it could be a comfortable evening for Brazil, and one in which they might enjoy an emphatic 3-0 win. This price is available at 12/1 with bet365, so it’s worth pursuing if you wish to make a punt on the Correct Score section.
Vinicius Junior to strike first blood
All eyes may be on Neymar, who is looking to overhaul Pele’s international goalscoring record for Brazil. While Neymar’s perceived theatrics may take more of a front seat, when he’s on song, he can be unstoppable.
But then again, so can Vinicius Junior. The Real Madrid forward has pace to burn, and heading into the World Cup, he had struck up some good form, netting three times in his past five matches in all competitions.
Vinicius can glide past players with ease and he’s very direct. When given half an opportunity, he will usually capitalise and perhaps he deserves more plaudits.
Anyway, Vinicius could well produce a lively performance and one that will be underlined with a goal. If you are leaning towards the Goalscorer markets, then you will find a juicy price of 13/2 with William Hill for Vinicius to break the deadlock which may not seem so fanciful.