Place: Russia. Rostov Arena. Rostov-on-Don.
Date: on the 17th of June, 2018 (Sunday)
Match start: 19:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: FIFA World Cup, group stage, 1st round
Current national team of Brazil is really ready to big achievements, is ready to fight for a crown of world football. Brazil has easily and easy overcome qualification stage to the World Cup 2018, having won first place in the South American qualification cycle and having demonstrated total advantage over most of its rivals.
Success of Brazil is closely connected with the person of the head coach who is Tite and also sharp progress of the most of the starting line up players. In frames of the World championship in Russia as a part of the national team of Brazil we will see such football players as Neymar (will return by the end of the group stage), Coutinho, Fernandinho, David Luiz, Alisson, Ederson, Marquinhos, Thiago Santos, Casimiro, Firmino, Willian and Gabriel Jesus. In test matches Brazil didn’t alter its winning traditions (Russia, Germany, Japan) that confirms the status of the favorite of the five-time World champions.
At the very beginning of the World championships Switzerland was rather prominent participant of those championships and reached a quarterfinal stage for three times (1934, 1938 and 1954). In 1994 Switzerland got into 1/8 finals and then has repeated this achievement twice (2006 and 2014). On this World Cup Switzerland was qualified thanks to the playoffs where the Northern Ireland (1:0, 0:0) became the rival of the Bankers.
The head coach of Switzerland Vladimir Petković has been heading this team since 2014. The modern squad of Switzerland is a harmonious combination of experience of Xhaka, Lichtsteiner, Rodriguez, Shaqiri, Derdiyok and youth of Embolo, Elvidi, Akanji and Mbabu. After Euro 2016 Switzerland has spent 15 official matches, having lost only one of them (defeat from Portugal 2:0).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Brazil vs Switzerland
Brazil is considered by bookmakers to be an obvious favorite of this match and the chances for victory of South Americans are estimated with 1.40. The victory of Switzerland has coefficient 9.50, and draw – 5.20. The situation in this pair was obvious and bookmakers even overestimate chances of the Bankers in the match against five-time World champions.
Total over 2.5 has coefficient 1.96 and classical total under 2.5 is estimated with 1.98. Such quotations by bookmakers display equal chances to see two or three scored goals in a match.
The level of the game of modern national team from Brazil really impresses and Switzerland should concentrate only at defense. It is unlikely that the team of Petković will manage to constrain the attacking heat of the five-time world champions.
Our tips: Brazil to win with the asian handicap (-1.0) – odds 1.65 Pinnacle