Brazil vs Switzerland
Kick Off: 11:30 PM (IST)

The bookies have Brazil down as favorites to win the World Cup and Coach Tite would be looking to hit the ground running in Rostov-on-Don as they take on Switzerland. The Five-time World Champions will be looking to dominate proceedings while the Swiss will be hoping to do some damage control against their free-flowing opponents.

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Preview

Switzerland is unbeaten in their last four Friendlies including a 1-1 draw against Spain, coach Vladimir Petković will be hoping his team can carry this form into the World Cup. Brazil was the first team to qualify for the World Cup and have won their last 4 friendlies including a 1-0 win against Defending Champions Germany. Brazil should comfortably pick up the 3 points but an in-form Swiss team may just cause an upset.

Team News

Switzerland: Coach Vladimir Petkovic will want his team to carry the good form from the International Friendlies. Petkovic lost midfielder Admir Mehmedi to a foot injury and was replaced by Steven Zuber. Dortmund Keeper Roman Burki will most likely start between the sticks their Back four should remain the same. A lot would depend on Arsenal Midfielder Granit Xhaka, new Signing Lichtsteiner, and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Brazil: A lot is expected from The Brazilians and more often than not they deliver. Neymar has regained full fitness and will most likely start today’s game, the PSG Forward is Brazil’s most important Player and his availability is certainly a big plus. Both Ederson and Alisson have had good Seasons but it is likely that Alisson will start in goal. Real Madrid’s Casemiro should make it ahead of Man City’s Fernandinho and the scintillating attacking trio of Neymar, Jesus and Coutinho should scare any opposition.

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Key Players

Switzerland: Xherdan Shaqiri is definitely the Key player for Switzerland his ability to produce magic on the pitch is known to many and Swiss fans will be hoping for some of the same. 

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Brazil: It’s no question Neymar is Brazil’s most important player and the team will most probably revolve around him. Neymar is focused and the attention hasn’t seemed to deter him “I don’t want to be the best player in the world, I want to win the World Cup. Winning the trophy would make myself, my family and my country so happy.”

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Form- Last 5

Switzerland:  W | W | W | W 

Brazil:  W | W | W W | W

Odds- SkyBet

Brazil 4/9

Switzerland 7/1

Draw 7/2

Score Prediction

Brazil 2-0 Switzerland: Brazil win but nothing too Fancy a 2-0 win, only because Switzerland is very well organized defensively. But with the likes of Neymar, Coutinho, Jesus, and Willian, Goals are inevitable.

Where to watch?

TV Channels (India) – Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3 and Sony ESPN – 11:30 P.M IST

In addition, you can live stream all the Matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup from 14th June to 15th July only on the Official SonyLIV App and the SonyLIV Website.

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