Brazil vs Switzerland
Brazil will face Switzerland in their first match in group E.
These two teams are together with Serbia and Costa Rica and it's obvious who's the big favorite to win the group. I doubt Brazil will drop a point and expect them to start the WC in style. In comparison with 2014, when they were the hosts, now their team look even better and with such a frightening attacking power they have, Swiss chances to take anything here is close to zero. I am sure Vladimir Petkovic realizes they have to beat Serbia and Costa Rica to progress, while point/s in this match against Brazil will be a huge bonus.
After the end of the qulifications for the WC, Brazil are still in tremendous form with only one goalless draw against England and all of the other matches are wins. 3:0 against Austria, 2:0 against Croatia, 1:0 against Germany, 3:0 against the hosts of Russia and 3:1 against Japan..You see it's really hard even to score them a goal. Tite made something like a miracle with this team and now they look like the biggest favorite for the World cup in Russia. But what to expect with better defense and players like Casemiro, Coutinho, Jesus, Neymar, Willian, Firmino.. an emormous potential.
Switzerland team is also in form winning 9 of the 10 matches in their group for the Wc but somehow 27 of 30 max points were not enough for the first place. Both teams with Portugal finished with 9 wins and 1 loss, but Portugal won the 1st place because of better goal difference. Both Portugal and Switzerland won their home games with 2:0 and that's the only loss for the Swiss team in the recent two years after Euro 2016. In the play-offs they eliminated hardly Northern Ireland with 1:0 on aggregate. In the friendlies before the start of the WC they earned 3 wins against Greece, Panama and Japan and a surprising draw against Spain. The worst thing is that they willl face really motivated opponent in their first match in the grou, Brazil is just hungry for a comfortable win after the disaster they suffered in their last two WC matches against Germany and the Netherlands. I don't want to underestimate Vladimir Petkovic players, they have potential, but I don't think it will be enough to be equal with Brazil squad. Only the luck and a lot of missings by Brazil players can get wrong this pick. I doubt it will hapen. 2:0 is my prediction for this match.
Yesterday I didn't have the luck with my WC predictions, but all of them were so close and only the missed penalties by Peru and Argentina took me apart of wins together with Umtiti needless and even stupid penalty he made. Hope this time everything will be fine and Brazil will prove they are one of the top favorites in the WC !
Brazil vs Switzerland prediction
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