Brazil will be in good spirits when they take on Switzerland on Monday afternoon in their second World Cup group game.
Although they were forced to play a patient game against Serbia, their diligence paid off and they got their campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory.
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Switzerland also prevailed after overcoming early pressure from Cameroon, with a Breel Embolo strike separating both sides.
Tite, however, may be slightly concerned after Neymar was forced off with an ankle injury, but the Selecao will be hoping it’s not too serious.
The stakes will be high for this game, and it could be an intriguing one for the neutral.
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Brazil to make light work of Swiss
While it took Brazil a little while to get going against Serbia, the Selecao were able to break Serbia’s stubborn resistance, and they underlined why they are the World Cup favourites.
Although the Swiss have a solid spine, they will be testing themselves against one of the best defences in the competition and one of the finest attacking units in world football in Brazil.
In 18 World Cup and World Cup qualifying matches, Brazil have conceded just five goals and allowed 0.43 xGA per game. That shows the challenge facing Switzerland, and they could struggle to create chances.
As a show of squad strength, Tite was able to re-jig his front line, with Rodrygo, Gabriel Jesus, and Gabriel Martinelli all making cameo appearances in the second half.
Brazil should dictate proceedings, and I think they will run out comfortable 2-0 winners, a price that is available at 6/1 with William Hill.
Richarlison to draw first blood
Up until the moment he netted his opener against Serbia with a tap-in, Richarlison was feeding off scraps, and he wasn’t in the game.
But his second was exquisite. After initially miscontrolling a pass from Vinicius Junior, the Tottenham striker swivelled brilliantly to fire an acrobatic right-footed finish into the top corner of the net. It was his 19th goal in Brazil colours, and there will be more to come.
Richarlison is experienced enough, and he has the ability to light up any game. Perhaps we ought not to have neglected him in the goalscorer markets in our preview for the Serbia clash, and he proved us wrong.
He could well provide another telling contribution against Switzerland. I think he could draw first blood against Switzerland, and he is currently trading at 5/1 with Paddy Power to open the scoring which is certainly worth pursuing.