Brazil Team Info – Aiming for Another Title
Brazil currently sits at the top of the world rankings, and they are one of the favourites to win the 2022 World Cup. It has been 20 years since they last won it, and in 2014, when they hosted the World Cup, they looked like they were going to win their 6th title. It was not to be, as they crashed out in the semi-finals in a humiliating game that ended 7-1 to Germany. Brazil managed to reach the quarterfinals in the 2018 World Cup, but there they were beaten by Belgium. In the CONMEBOL qualifiers, Brazil put in a string of fantastic performances to reclaim their position at the top of the world rankings. Out of their 17 games, they won 14 and drew 3, scoring a whopping 40 goals and only conceding 5.
Neymar scored 8 goals during the qualifiers, to take his goal tally to 74, only 3 behind the top goal scorer Pele's 77. With the current Brazilian team, he definitely has a chance to not only win his first World Cup, but also potentially equal or beat Pele's record, which would remove all the doubt about his amazing career. The Brazilian attack also includes some younger players in Rodrygo and Gabriel Martinelli, who are 21 years old, and Antony and Vinicius Junior who are 22 years old. They can also field the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Raphinha, Richarlison, and Roberto Firminho in their attack. The Brazilian midfield is also lined with stars, with Casemiro, Fabinho, Fred, Lucas Paqueta, Philippe Coutinho, and many more. In defence, they can pick the older veterans, Thiago Silva and Dani Alves, and they also have a selection of younger players such as Alex Sandro, Gabriel Magalhaes, Eder Militao, Alex Telles, and more. In goal, they can pick between Alisson and Ederson.
Switzerland Team Info – A Team Not to Be Underestimated
Switzerland qualified for the 2022 World Cup when they won UEFA Group C. The qualifier group consisted of the national teams of Bulgaria, Northern Ireland, Lithuania, and Italy. Switzerland won 5 and drew 3 games, scoring 15 goals and only conceding 2 goals. This World Cup will be the 12th World Cup for Switzerland, who have reached the quarterfinals 3 times in their history. In the World Cups of 2006, 2014, and 2018, the country has managed to reach the round of 16, which is what the very least the team will try to achieve in this upcoming World Cup. After a great run in the 2020 European Championship, where they beat France in the round of 16, Switzerland will fancy their chances.
Their goalkeeper, Yann Sommer, was crucial in the game against France, as he helped Switzerland win in the penalty shootout. They have some top defenders in Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schar, Nico Elvedi, and the highly rated Manuel Akanji, who transferred to Manchester City in the summer. Their midfielders include Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka, Denis Zakaria, Remo Freuler, and Steven Zuber. In attack, they have Haris Seferovic, Ruben Vargas, Christian Fassnacht, and Breel Embolo, who scored 3 important goals in the qualifiers.
Brazil vs Switzerland Head-to-head
As mentioned earlier, the two teams were drawn into the same group in the previous World Cup. They tied that game 1-1, and both teams qualified for the round of 16. The two teams have met a total of 9 times, of which Brazil has won 3, 4 games have ended in a draw, and Switzerland has won 2 games.
Brazil vs Switzerland Betting Preview
If you want to bet on the match between Brazil and Switzerland, you will not be disappointed with the number of choices you have. There are bets on virtually every aspect of the game, allowing you to either make a simple straightforward bet, or you can go into minute details and bet on extremely specific events.
Handicaps are bets where you will pick a team to win the match by a certain margin of goals or more. You will see multiple negative numbers and the one you pick will be subtracted from your chosen team’s score at the end of the game, but they should still win. You can also pick a positive handicap, which will be added to the team’s score at the end of the match, but these come with lower odds.
If you pick the favourites, Brazil, and you decide to give a larger handicap such as -3.5 then this will mean Brazil have to score 4 or more goals than Switzerland for you to win your bet. If you pick a handicap of -3 then Brazil will also have to score 4 or more goals than Switzerland, but if they only manage 3 then the scores will be level and you will receive your money back.
If you pick a handicap of -3.25 then you will require Brazil to win the match by 4 or more goals once again, but if they only win by 3 then you will receive half your stake back. This is because the handicap of -3.25 will split your stake in two, with half of it going on a handicap of -3.5 and the other half on a handicap of -3.
Over/Under Total Goals
With total goals, you can bet on how many goals you think Brazil and Switzerland will score in the match. You will find multiple betting lines, which will all have bets for over and under the line. If you pick a line of 3.5 and bet under, then you will need Brazil and Switzerland to score a combined 3 goals or less. If you bet on over the line, then you will need Brazil and Switzerland to score a combined 4 goals or more.
With halftime/fulltime bets, you will need to predict which team is ahead at the end of the first half, and which team will win the match at the end of the second half. This is similar to a match bet, only you will have double the number of possible outcomes. For example, you can predict Brazil/Brazil, Switzerland/Brazil, Draw/Brazil, and more.
We have plenty of bets to keep you entertained during the World Cup matches. You will find that there are plenty of bets on this match that relate to extremely specific in game events. Brazil to score in both halves, Switzerland to score the first goal, Brazil to reverse the result, both teams to score, Brazil to keep a clean sheet, Switzerland to win either half, Brazil to score over 3.5 goals, Switzerland to lead after 30 minutes, are some of the many types of markets you can find, and the action does not stop there.
You may want to jump to our match combos, where we combine some of these very specific bets with matchbets, total goals, double chance, and more. These bets will come at far longer odds and they will require all the bets in the combination to be fulfilled for you to win.
Whilst betting on the World Cup can bring you a lot of rewards, there is just as much of a chance that it may bring you losses. To avoid spending more than you can afford to lose, we recommend you create a spending budget for yourself and avoid making any impulse bets. You can find a lot more information on how to gamble responsibly at gambleaware.co.uk