Brazil vs. Switzerland: Can the Swiss Overcome World Cup Betting Titans?
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The year’s World Cup betting action is on the verge of taking off. One early matchup everyone will be turning to is the group stage Brazil vs. Switzerland matchup. Considering their country’s history in the tournament, there’s no question that the teaser sports betting odds will be heavily favoring Brazil. The question is, just how much?
2018 World Cup – Brazil vs. Switzerland – Sunday, June 17th
When: 2:00 pm ET
Where: Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
World Cup Betting Odds:
Brazil -1½ (+122) 2½ (-108) -250
There’s no question that Brazil is hell bent on avenging their humbling exit at the 2014 World Cup. Luckily for the Brazilians, they’ve drawn a rather easy group. Switzerland shouldn’t pose much of a problem and the same goes for Serbia. Costa Rica delivered a breathtaking run back in 2014 but it’s unlikely that they’ll be able to repeat that success this time around. As for this matchup versus Switzerland, the odds make it clear how outgunned the Swiss are. All in all, Brazil has won the World Cup 5 times. This time around, they’re putting on a brilliant spectacle on their way to tournament play. Specifically, Brazil finished the qualification a whopping 10-points ahead of their nearest competitor.
Players to Watch: Neymar (PSG), Phillipe Coutinho (Barcelona), Gabriel Jesus (Man City).
Fresh off a defeat of Northern Ireland, Switzerland is ready to prove their might at the World Cup. Although they don’t have a plethora of stars on their roster, Switzerland has found success by spreading the love around. In fact, 14 different players scored for the national team during their qualification. Nevertheless, Haris Seferovic lead the way for the club scoring 4 of those 14 himself. We got a recent look at Euro 2016 where they fared rather well. In the end, the club conceded a loss to Poland in the tourney’s 16 stage via penalties. Switzerland has failed to make it out of the group stage since 1954 and the furthest they’ve made is the quarterfinal round.
Players to Watch: Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), and Haris Seferovic (Benfica).
Brazil vs. Switzerland || 2018 World Cup Betting Predictions
Brazil vs. Switzerland || 2018 World Cup Betting Picks
So which country should sportsbook betting players take in this Brazil vs. Switzerland matchup? It’s pretty clear that Brazil is the only way to lean in this matchup. However, there’s not much value in taking the Brazilians straight up. Alternatively, you’ll be better off sticking with Brazil on the spread or taking the OVER on the TOTALS line. Judging by their recent contests, Brazil should have no problem covering that spread. Additionally, the TOTALS line is set rather low for this one. Sign up today to make this World Cup prediction!
Score Prediction: 3-0 Brazil. The favorites come out on top to kick off their World Cup action on a high note.