The World Cup hosts welcome the Socceroos to the capital, with our tipster backing a one-sided affairBrazil will play a whole host of friendlies between now and next summer in preparation for the World Cup in 2014.
Australia are the first side to visit South America since Brazil stormed the Confederations Cup back in June. The Socceroos themselves will be back next year, securing qualification for the World Cup when they beat Iraq 1-0 back in June.
Brazil come into this match having lost their last friendly away to Switzerland. This was their first loss in 12 matches, having remained unbeaten since England beat them at Wembley back in February.
Despite this defeat, the World Cup host nation have been in fantastic form in their home country, winning their last five matches, including victories over Spain, Uruguay and France. bet365 price them as huge favourites at 1/6 (1.16) to win the match.
Australia come into this match having been beaten in high-scoring affairs in their last two games. In the East Asian Cup, Japan beat the Socceroos 3-2, before China won 4-3 against Holger Osieck's side.
With qualification secured for the World Cup next year, as with Brazil, they will play a lot of friendlies ahead of the finals in South America. bet365 don't give them much hope against Brazil, pricing them at 14/1 (15.00) to cause an upset. The same firm price the draw at 6/1 (7.00).
In order to find value from this fixture, it's worth dipping into the handicap market, where a fantastic bet springs up. Brazil have been so strong in their home country of late, and the -2 handicap bet at 13/10 (2.30) is a price well worth backing.
Luiz Felipe Scolari's side would have won by this bet in three of their last five matches in Brazil. This includes beating Spain and France 3-0. Expect the Brazilians to continue this great form against an Australian side who can't stop leaking goals.
|Brazil -2 handicap at 13/10 (2.30) 2 pts staked with bet365
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