World Cup 2018 - BRAZIL I Betting Tips, Odds* and Prognosis

In a group with Switzerland, Serbia and Costa Rica, Brazil are favorites to win the group at the 2018 World Cup. However, the team constellation is extremely dangerous, because with Serbia there is a big unknown in group E. Here you can find out how to use this interesting team constellation for your betting tips at the 2018 World Cup and provide you with background information on the roster and the qualification process.

Content on this page

  • World Cup tips and prognosis
  • Our Top 3 Betting Tips for Brazil
  • Roster analysis
  • Qualification and form check
  • Previous final round participations

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World Cup 2018 Betting Tips

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In this section we present detailed previews, exciting betting tips and of course the best odds for every match at the World Cup 2018.

How can you use Brazil’s participation at the World Cup 2018 for you betting tips?

Next to reigning champion Germany Brazil is another hot favourite for the title at the World Cup 2018. The different betting providers share this opinion and list according odds for this occasion: 888bet ranks the Selecao and Germany first at odds of 5.75. As a title favourite in a group with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia Brazil of course is pretty much expected to win their group at the World Cup 2018, and Interwetten lists Brazil at odds of 1.25 as group winner. After the likeable qualification for the round of top 16 co-favourite Germany may already wait as an opponent. In the case of a Brazilian elimination Bethard offers odds of 3 for this event.

But not only tournament bets are interesting regarding Brazil’s participation at the World Cup 2018. A glance at Brazil’s group also offers exciting betting tips at the World Cup 2018 due to the constellation of teams: At Tipico we found odds of 2.9 for Brazil winning all of their group matches, which is an exciting betting tip, since this is pretty doable for Brazil at the World Cup 2018 due to the rather lucky draw.

Looking at Brazil’s goal ratio from the qualification we recommend bets on scored goals, in order to raise the low odds against underdogs a bit. For the match against Costa Rica Tipico offers solid odds of 1.6 on more than 2.5 scored goals, which is supposed to be a pretty sure bet at the World Cup 2018 regarding Brazil’s dream offense around striker star Neymar. It’s similarly one-sided at the World Cup 2018 match against Serbia, where we recommend a handicap betting tip on -1 Brazil at odds of 2 due to Brazil’s expected superiority. Due to their strong defensive performance in the World Cup qualification and since the group opponents’ offense is rather weak bets on Brazil not receiving a goal may be a good idea in some group matches. This scenario is not impossible at all against the pretty conservative Costa Rican team and we found odds of 1.75 for it at William Hill.

At the end we also want to mention that Brazil has two possible golden shoe contenders on the team at the World Cup 2018: At Intertops top striker Neymar is ranked second behind world football player Lionel Messi at odds of 11 and Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus ranks 6 places behind at respectable odds of 21. Since Brazil might go far at the World Cup 2018, chances for success for betting tips on the Selecao’s offensive stars are pretty promising.

Our Top 3 Betting Tips for Brazil

  • To reach the Semifinals
  • To win all of the 3 group matches
  • Neymar to win the Golden Boot Trophy

How does Brazil’s roster for the World Cup 2018 look like?

After the home World Cup 4 years ago, the Brazilian squad has received a makeover, with some players Neymar, Marcelo and Dani Alves are in the pool of players who were already at the 2014 World Cup in action. Especially in the traditionally strong offensive department of the South Americans, Coach Tite is spoiled for choice: Roberto Firmino, Douglas Costa and Philippe Coutinho were able to gain a foothold in top international clubs and have risen to fixed sizes in their respective teams. And on the defensive, the Brazilian federation can look positively into the future: With Jemerson and Marquinhos promising young talent in the center of defense following and challenging established names like Thiago Silva and Miranda seriously. With your FIFA World Cup 2018 betting tips on Brazil, it's important to remember that the South Americans are once again a promising candidate for the tournament with this squad and are therefore favorites in most games.

What was Brazil’s road to the World Cup 2018 like?

After a messed up start into the qualification in the form of a 0:2 loss against Chile, Brazil started a great run of 12 wins and 5 draws in the South American qualification group. Therefore the Selecao qualified early for the World Cup in Russia and they came out to be the clear winner of the qualification group with a 10 point lead on second place. In the direct duels with the top nations Argentina and Uruguay, from which we also can expect a lot at the World Cup 2018, Brazil was able to perform very well and they also took care of business against the “small” opponents. The highlights of the qualification are a 4:1 victory against Uruguay and a 3:0 win over Argentina. Additionally the goal ratio of 41:11 speaks volumes: Coah Tite’s team finished first regarding scored goals as well as received goals in their qualification group.

This strong goal ratio is easily explained when analysing Brazil’s roster. Brazil has world class players on all parts of the roster at the World Cup 2018. Tactically Brazil usually relies on a 4-1-4-1, but they also try a more offensive 4-3-3 at times against weaker opponents. When the South Americans’ offense gets going, matches of Brazil at the World Cup 2018 are an exciting betting opportunity for scored goals. Especially in the group phase with matches against Costa Rica and Serbia goal festivals are possible. In the course of the preparation for the World Cup 2018 Brazil will still face host Russia, which can be used as a first indicator for both teams. We still believe that both coaches won’t reveal all their cards in this match and therefore one generally shouldn’t attach too much attention to preparation matches.

Former participations

With 5 world titles, Brazil is a championship champion at World Championships. In addition there are continental titles, which, together with the World Cup successes, underlines the Brazilian dominance in world football. It is therefore hardly surprising that not even the bitter 1: 7 defeat against Germany in the semifinals of the home World Cup 2014 was able to tarnish the football elation in Brazil in the long term. At the 2016 Olympic Games, which, like the last World Cup, also took place in Brazil, it was already possible to set a scent mark with regard to the 2018 World Cup: Brazil conquered the gold medal with a convincing performance after Honduras shot off 6: 0 in the final has been.

*All odds: status 14.02.2018

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