Competition: World Cup
Market: Philippe Coutinho to score anytime
Odds: 6/4 @ Bet 365
South American powerhouses and pre-tournament favorites Brazil will look to book their spot in the last 16 when they face off against Serbia in their final outing in Group E on Wednesday night.
For Tite’s iconic Yellow’s, although many will argue that we are still yet to see the best of this Brazilian side, the South American giants now sit atop of Group E and with a goal advantage over The Swiss. Now unbeaten in their last 13 outings, Brazil have only conceded three goals in that run, but it is their power at the other end of the pitch that has caught the eye. While Neymar opened his World Cup account against Costa Rica last week, Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho is the man to watch. Coutinho has been directly involved in four goals in his last four games for Brazil (three goals, one assist), as many as in his previous 14 combined for the national side.
As for Serbia, despite still mathematically stand a chance of securing a position in the last 16, they are coming off the back of a last-gasp defeat to Switzerland and know nothing short of a miracle will help them now. But, while Brazil have Coutinho, Serbia also have their own man in form. After enjoying a stellar run of form that spearheaded Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League, Aleksandar Mitrovic has been directly involved in 15 goals in his last 15 starts for Serbia (13 goals, 2 assists). While we believe Serbia will be far from a pushover, Brazil’s firepower and record in qualification should give them the edge here.
Bet: Philippe Coutinho to score anytime against Serbia in Wednesdays World Cup showdown 6/4 @ Bet 365
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