Brazil vs. Serbia Prediction
The winner today between Brazil and Serbia will punch its ticket to the knockout stage, while Serbia could also move on with a loss and some help in the other Group E game. Will Brazil impress enough to gain the victory today as the considerable favorite?
97827 Brazil vs. 97828 Serbia
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Spartak Stadium at 2PM ET
Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, Brazil is a -209 favorite to win on the moneyline. Serbia is a +561 underdog, while a draw bet is set at +327. The over-under is set at 3 goals.
Brazil wakes up late
The Brazilians were deadlocked in a 0-0 draw with Costa Rica last game until late drama saw Philippe Couthino score in the 91st minute, while Neymar added an insurance tally in the 97th minute to secure the 2-0 victory. Brazil held 69 percent of the possession and racked up 23 shots (nine on goal), but could not find the back of the net for over 90 minutes. Each team committed 11 fouls, with Brazil being handed a pair of yellow cards. Brazil also manufactured 10 corner kicks.
Serbia falls flat against Switzerland
After winning its first game versus Costa Rica, Serbia could not find the same magic against Switzerland last match and lost by a score of 2-1. Aleksandar Mitrovic gave the Serbians a quick 1-0 advantage, but Switzerland fought back to tie in the 52nd minute and put in the game-winner late in the 90th minute. Serbia held 42 percent of the possession and had 12 shots (three on goal), while giving up 20 shots (five on goal). Serbia was called for 17 fouls including four yellow cards. If Serbia gets a draw today, it will need Switzerland to lose by two or more goals to Costa Rica in order to advance.
Brazil is one of the most talented teams in the world, but its chemistry has seemed a little off through two games. But sometimes all a squad needs is a bit of a spark and the two extra time goals against Costa Rica might have provided that. I think Brazil is the play here even with so much juice on the moneyline. You can also consider the -1 goal line bet at -115.
WORLD CUP DAILY PREDICTION: BRAZIL -209