The first semi-final of the Confederations Cup takes place on Wednesday, with the hosts of the tournament facing an explosive opposition. Our tipster is backing plenty of goalsBrazil meet Uruguay on Wednesday evening for a place in the final of the Confederations Cup. Despite public unrest on the streets of Rio, the national team have been unfazed by these actions, cruising through the tournament so far. The Selecao face a Uruguay side with plenty of attacking options, so expect a fiery game with goals dominating proceedings.
Brazil come into this match after overcoming a tricky encounter against Italy. Luiz Felipe Scolari's men had cruised through their opening two games, beating Japan and Mexico, but Italy, despite missing key men, caused the hosts problems before the hosts eventually won the match 4-2 and topped the group.
Paddy Power price Brazil as heavy favourites for this match at 4/11 (1.36) to progress through in 90 minutes.
Uruguay were drawn against the world and European Champions in their group, so it is no surprise that they qualified for the semi-finals in second place.
Oscar Tabarez's men had a tough start against Spain, eventually losing 2-1, before a Diego Forlan goal saw them edge past Nigeria and Tahiti, the latter of whom offered little resistance. The Celeste are a long 8/1 (9.00) to cause an upset and send the hosts out of the competition within 90 minutes. Paddy Power also price the draw at 4/1 (5.00).
With the likes of Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez and Diego Forlan leading the line for Uruguay and Abel Hernandez in the ranks it is no surprise to see they have not struggled for goals in the competition.
With Brazil netting an impressive nine in three matches against solid opposition, the both teams to score bet with Paddy Power at 8/11 (1.73) looks like a sure bet worth backing.
For those looking for more value, Paddy Power have a special offer on which looks very appealing.
The firm have priced both Luis Suarez and Neymar to score in 90 minutes at 7/1 (8.00). Considering that Suarez has scored four goals in his last four matches for Uruguay and Neymar has netted in his last three games for Brazil, this bet is certainly worth investing in.
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