The South Americans defeated Iraq 6-0 in Sweden on Thursday to extend their winning run to five matches and they are chalked up as 1/2 (1.50) favourites with Bet365 to enjoy a sixth successive victory when they face Alberto Zaccheroni’s improving side on Tuesday.
Japan come into this match on the back of an eight-match unbeaten run and they are chalked up at 6/1 (7.0) with Bet365 to beat Brazil while the same firm go 3/1 (4.0) that the match ends in a draw.
Zaccheroni’s men have conceded just two goals in their last eight matches and the clash with a Brazil side that has notched an impressive 16 goals in their last three matches is sure to represent a real clash of styles.
Given Brazil’s firepower, the 6/4 (2.50) quote from Bet365 for Brazil (-1) in the handicap market looks to represent outstanding value and is sure to attract plenty of support from punters.
It is worth noting that Menezes’ men have scored in the first half in five of their last six matches and the 13/10 (2.30) on offer at Bet365 for Brazil to lead at both half-time and full-time looks to be worthy of support against a Japan side that has managed just one goal in each of their last five matches.
Japan may find it difficult to put pressure on their illustrious opponents and, subsequently, the 4/5 (1.80) for either side not to score looks to be too big here.
Those seeking bigger prices may be tempted to delve into the correct score market.
A comfortable 2-0 win for Brazil is chalked up at 6/1 (7.0) with Bet365 but it might be worth taking a chance on Menezes’ side easing to a resounding 3-0 win at Bet365’s tempting 10/1 (11.0).
|Brazil (-1) at 6/4 (2.50) with Bet365
||Brazil to win 3-0 at 10/1 (11.0) with Bet365
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