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Prediction: Brazil vs Switzerland

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 28 Nov 2022

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Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 13/4

Bookmaker: 888sport

We’re rattling through the 2022 FIFA World Cup and thus far, things have been pretty unpredictable – and that’s us putting it kindly. Many big teams have struggled to get going whereas plenty of underdogs have positioned themselves nicely to reach the last 16. Ahead of the final set of fixtures, we had to an important sophomore fixture for both Brazil and Switzerland later this afternoon.

Brazil

The Brazilian national team often walks into the World Cup as favourites to win the whole thing – and we expect a similar response from the masses here. They have plenty of star power in their ranks but it’s all about putting that together into a cohesive unit on the pitch which, if they can get a big result here, may give them the sort of momentum they require to thrive on the big stage.

Team News

Neymar and Danilo are out of action through injury with Neymar, in particular, serving as the biggest concern of all until at least the knockouts.

Switzerland

Switzerland have forever been seen as dark horses in big tournaments and that’s precisely the role we expect them to take up this time around in Qatar. They looked smooth in their opening game but they need to be a little bit more clinical if they want to mix it up with the big boys, especially when you consider the half of the draw that they find themselves in with plenty of killers around.

Team News

Steffen missed the first game as a result of muscle tension and reports indicate the same will be true for this one.

Factors to Consider

  • In the 2018 World Cup, Brazil and Switzerland drew 1-1.
  • Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 in their World Cup opener.
  • Switzerland beat Cameroon 1-0 in their World Cup opener.
  • Brazil have scored 20 goals and conceded two in their last six games.
  • Switzerland have scored six goals and conceded five in their last six games.

Conclusion

Brazil won’t have the same kind of fire they did in their first outing and, as a result of their own opening win, we’d argue the same will be true for the Swiss. We expect this to be quite a nervy affair for both nations and eventually it’ll lead to a 0-0 draw, which you can somewhat understand given that these two are in pole position to qualify and reach the knockout stage.

Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 13/4

Bookmaker: 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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