NairaBet Preview: Brazil v Switzerland: Back Neymar to score

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The 26-year old always turns up when he puts on the colours of his country and will be expected to do so again in Rostov

Five-time world champions Brazil kick off their campaign against Switzerland at the Rostov Arena on Sunday evening.

The Selecao come here having topped the South American qualifying section in commanding fashion and continued that form with strong results in their warm-up friendlies.

Jamie Ward Northern Ireland Steven Zubar Switzerland

Having suffered a humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semi-finals of the last edition on home soil, Tite’s men will want to set the record right this time and are (1.45) with NairaBet for an opening win.

Die Nati won nine of their 10 qualifying games but it was only good enough for second place and secured a narrow 1-0 aggregate win over Northern Ireland in the playoffs.

They have prepared well for the global showpiece after bagging three wins in four friendlies. Despite all this, Vladimir Petkovic’s remain underdogs at the price of (8.50).

A draw is available at (4.85) with the same betting firm.

Brazil have really become a strong defensive unit and proof of that is they’ve only conceded two goals in their last 11 matches. They will thus be confident of keeping a clean sheet of odds of (1.80) against a Swiss side that isn’t the sharpest in attack.

The result of this is both sides are likely not to score with odds of (1.75) clearly backing that outcome.

Switzerland are equally good at the back and will be looking to frustrate the efforts of the Selecao. To that effect, an outcome of three or less goals looks rewarding for punters at odds of (1.45).

Brazil Switzerland PS

Neymar is the star attraction of this game. His international goalscoring record of 55 goals for Brazil sees him sit joint third in the country’s all-time scoring list behind Pele, Ronaldo and Romario.

With many years still ahead of him, he looks certain to be the leading figure for his county and NairaBet quotes of odds of (3.85) to see the Paris Saint-Germain forward score the first goal in this game and (1.80) to net anytime.