After going unbeaten for 17 games since being knocked out of the 2018 World Cup, Tite’s men lost 1-0 to Peru in a friendly in Los Angeles in September and then drew 1-1 with Senegal on Thursday afternoon.
Nigeria finished third in the Africa Cup of Nations in the summer and most recently drew 2-2 in Ukraine, meaning they have now lost five of their last seven fixtures against non-African opponents, including friendlies.
Brazil vs Nigeria Latest Odds
Brazil are just 4/11 (1.44) with bet365 to claim victory at the National Stadium on Sunday afternoon and make it 14 wins from their last 20 fixtures.
Brazil vs Nigeria Team News
Alisson and Danilo are both injured, meaning Ederson will continue in goal for Brazil. Renan Lodi, Marcinho and Matheus Henrique will all hope to make their first international starts.
Nigeria’s youthful squad includes just two players older than 29, with defender William Troost-Ekong boasting 39 caps – the most of the 22-man squad.
Brazil vs Nigeria Preview
Brazil’s success at the 2019 Copa America was built largely on their defensive prowess, with the only goal they conceded in six matches being a penalty in the final.
Including the final, which ended 3-1 to Brazil, the Selecao have now shipped five goals in their last four games, failing to keep a clean sheet in any of those fixtures.
Albeit against more modest opposition, Nigeria have managed 10 goals in their last six games and, after seeing Senegal fire 10 shots against Brazil on Thursday, the Super Eagles will be confident of finding the net on Sunday.
Brazil vs Nigeria Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score is available at 11/10 (2.10) and could offer good value for punters wanting to get involved for this clash in Singapore.
Brazil are likely to rotate the strong defence they played against Senegal and that could allow Nigeria to have plenty of chances to score.
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