Selecao To Get World Cup Party Started
Neymar To Get World Cup Party Started
Brazil v Croatia kicks off the 2014 World Cup at 9.00pm tonight, live on ITV. Football legend Matt Le Tissier has exclusive betting tips for the match.
Brazil will be looking to get straight down to business following the opening ceremony to avoid a repeat of the boos and jeers the suffered when only managing a 1-0 win over Serbia in their last warm-up match. However, if their competitive form from last year’s Confederations Cup is anything to go by then Croatia could be in for a long 90 minutes.
The Blazers were far from inspiring when only beating Group B underdogs Australia 1-0 at the weekend and barring a few star names look outclassed on paper. They’ll have to put in a shift to keep the likes of Neymar, Fred and Hulk quiet for the entire game, but they could perhaps nick a goal on the break if Brazil over-commit in attack.
Matt Le Tissier Tips: “I have my doubts as to whether they’ll lift the trophy, but Brazil should get off to the perfect start tonight and as the Match Odds don’t make much appeal I’ll be looking elsewhere for value.
A Correct Score bet of 3-1 looks a good bet at 16/1 with Coral with Selecao looking to go on the attack and Neymar can get the party started by opening the scoring at a boosted price of 4/1 with Ladbrokes.”
Luiz Felipe Scolari will be able to play his favoured starting XI with no reported fresh injury concerns for Brazil. Ivica Olic could lead the attack for Croatia, with Eduardo and Nikica Jelavic starting on the bench as Mario Mandzukic misses out through suspension.