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Brazil vs Switzerland: Predictions, tips & betting odds

Brazil and Switzerland are looking to book their place in the knockout stages of the World Cup when they meet on Monday.

Pre-tournament favourites Brazil opened their campaign with a 2-0 win against Serbia on Thursday, while Switzerland started with three points against Cameroon.

A win here could guarantee qualification for the next round for these teams.

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Brazil vs Switzerland latest odds

Brazil have been in spectacular form of late and are unsurprisingly the favourites to get the win in this match at odds of 1/2 (1.50) with bet365.

Switzerland are looking good, too, having won four and lost one of their last five games and are priced at 11/2 (6.50) to get the win while the draw is priced at 10/3 (4.33).

Brazil vs Switzerland first goal scorer odds

Gabriel Jesus has been looking good for Arsenal this season but went on a bit of a goal drought in the run up to the World Cup. Nevertheless, he and Guilherme Pedro are the favourites to get the first goal of the game at 4/1 (5.00).

Richarlison, who scored both goals as Brazil beat Serbia, is available at 11/2 (6.50) the same price as Vinicius Junior.

Haris Seferovic is the lowest-priced Switzerland star to score first at 12/1 (13.00) while team-mate Breel Embolo, who scored the goal against Cameroon, is available at 14/1 (15.00).

Brazil vs Switzerland preview

Brazil have been rocked by the news that Neymar will not be available for the remainder of the group stage.

The Paris Saint-Germain star suffered an ankle injury towards the end of the match against Serbia and will miss this game, though he could come back in the knockout stages.

But Tite will feel he has enough firepower in his team to compensate for the loss of the 30-year-old, with the likes of Richarlison, Vincius Junior and Gabriel Jesus available to lead the attack.

Switzerland, however, got the better of Spain and Portugal earlier this year and will hope to overcome another strong opponent by upsetting Brazil.

Brazil vs Switzerland tips and predictions

Both teams will be out for the win in this game to secure a place in the next round so backing over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.1) looks good value.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.