On the 28th of November, Brazil will look to make a statement against the second-favourites of Group G at Stadium 974 (aptly named because the temporary venue is made from that many recycled shipping containers).
Brazil vs Switzerland will be the toughest game of the group stages for both sides, on paper, but the expectation is that the South American titans will get the better of their European foes.
Does Switzerland stand a chance against the Qatar World Cup 2022 favourites? Here’s what you need to know and how the oddsmakers see this game playing out.
- Expect a surprisingly strong defensive effort from Brazil.
- Switzerland will look to pounce on the counter.
- Bookies’ telling odds for this FIFA World Cup 2022 Group G tie.
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Brazil could use this game to prove their defensive credentials
Now in his sixth year in charge of his home nation, Tite has provided the incredibly demanding Brazilian public with sure and steady gains on the field. Building the side on a solid back four with more defence-minded full-backs, Tite allows himself creative manoeuvrability in midfield and up top.
With so much talent at his disposal, it won’t come as a surprise that, even with one more game to go, Brazil walked to the CONMEBOL crown in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. The free-flowing side put in 40 goals and only conceded five, but at the 2021 Copa América, they couldn’t quite overcome Argentina in the final that ended 1-0. Still, there’re high hopes for Brazil to exceed the 2018 Quarter-Finals finish at Qatar 2022.
For Brazil vs Switzerland, Seleção Canarinho may well look to rein in the attacking mentality a bit as Switzerland will likely attempt to play on the counter. This will likely see the likes of Marquinhos, Danilo, and veteran Thiago Silva get in on the passing game more as Brazil looks to keep the ball and wait for the perfect opportunities to strike. Then, the speed and flair of Neymar, Rodrygo, or Vinícius Júnior can be unleashed.
Yakin may ask Switzerland to sit back and break
Head coach Murat Yakin has certainly proven himself capable of taking on teams that are far better equipped than his own and coming out on top – as he famously did repeatedly with FC Basel from 2012 to 2014. In the past, he’s frustrated much stronger teams by sitting back and then springing quick counter-attacks, but the Swiss tactician creates new formulas for each opponent.
This is Switzerland’s 12th World Cup, and with their Qatar 2022 dates, the Swiss will be looking to get beyond the Round of 16 for the first time since 1938. Topping their FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers group that contained Italy was the first big step, and their credentials were reaffirmed at Euro 2020 when they knocked out France in the Round of 16.
Of course, all eyes will be on Euros hero Yann Sommer to make some incredible stops against Brazil. When the ball eventually falls to the Nati, they’ll look for a creative outlet like Xherdan Shaqiri to find the perfect pass, and a forward like Breel Embolo to get on the ball, run at the defence, and slot away an unlikely goal.
Betting tips and odds on Brazil vs Switzerland in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group G
As the 44/9 favourites to win the World Cup, it won’t come as a shock that Brazil are tipped to take this FIFA World Cup 2022 Group G game. At 9/20, Seleção Canarinho are much preferred to Switzerland at 25/4, while a draw is also given unlikely odds of 32/9.
Given the attacking talent available for Brazil, many bettors will be looking at the Brazil total goals market with some favour – especially as over 2.00 goals is narrowly above evens. Marginally increased odds are given for Brazil to win and both teams not to score at 13/10.
Certainly one of the big Qatar 2022 dates for this stage, you can catch the clash of continents on ITV in the UK at 4 pm.
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