Denmark - Brazil Betting Preview: Scandinavians could subdue Samba boys

Despite the South American side's tradition of attacking football, tipster Phil Kitromilides is predicting their recent run of low-scoring games will continue on Saturday
Though they have won their last six matches Brazil have hardly set the international scene alight in their recent friendlies.

If their opponents have been a little underwhelming (Gabon, Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina) Brazil themselves have responded with a lack of real vigour in their play. They only narrowly avoided a draw against Bosnia in their last match thanks to an own goal in injury time.

With no World Cup qualifying campaign for them to get their teeth stuck into given their status as hosts in 2014, the Samba boys will have to find a way of motivating themselves for seemingly meaningless friendlies.

Denmark, contrastingly, have Euro 2012 to prepare for and will likely be geared up for Saturday's clash.

A win for the Danes is priced at 10/3 (4.33) with Bet 365, while Brazil can be backed at 4/5 (1.80) and the draw is available at 13/5 (3.60).

However, forlorn Brazil may have played in many friendlies, the vibrant yellow shirt of the largest country in South America will always be synonymous with the kind of enthralling football that captivates anyone who loves the game. And goals. Lots and lots of goals.

The temptation then would be to back over 2.5 goals in the match at 4/5 (1.80), but instead the wise money will go on there being less than 3 goals in the game, available at the attractive price of evens (2.00).

Six out of eight of the South American side's last encounters have all gone under 2.5 goals, as have three of the 1992 European Champion's last five home fixtures.

This Brazil team is more focused on not losing than providing a goal-filled spectacle, while the Danes would be extremely content with a scoreless draw.

Though it may feel wrong backing against Brazil to score many goals, the statistics as well as recent performances reinforce the feeling that this is the correct selection for the game.

On a similar note, a small value bet on a goalless first half at 9/4 (3.25), could prove to be a shrewd investment, especially when you consider three of Brazil's last seven games have been 0-0 at the break.

Under 2.5 goals at evens (2.00) with Bet 365

Under 0.5 goals first half at 9/4 (3.25) with Bet 365

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid, you can also follow Phil on Twitter.

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