The FIFA World Cup 2022 favourites Brazil will take on Serbia in the Group G encounter on Thursday at Lusail, Qatar in Lusail Iconic Stadium. Brazil is considered to be the favourites to win the tournament by the betting sites due to their strong team and outstanding form.
Brazil went the whole qualifying season without suffering a loss, and their most recent setback came against Argentina in the 2021 Copa America final more than 14 months ago. On the other hand, Serbia’s goal-scoring form has also been good of late but Samba magic can be too good for them in their opening encounter in the Qatar World Cup.
Following their last eight exit in Russia four years ago, Brazil will feel pressure to live up to expectations in Qatar. However, a win against Serbia will help them see out this group with ease.
Brazil Team News
Tite possesses possibly the greatest team in the competition. Alisson, Marquinhos, Neymar, and Vinicius Jr. are just a few of the players that will be vying to keep Brazil in the lead for most World Cup victories. Bruno Guimaraes might not be able to start the first game after leaving one of the first training sessions with a limp.
However, Thiago Silva is all set to anchor the defence with Casemiro as the main midfielder. Lucas Paqueta is also likely to start in their opening game against Serbia. Alex Telles have been dealing with minor issues as well and is 50-50 to start going into the game.
Serbia Team News
Serbia are seen as the dark horse in Group G and can cause an upset here or there. However, Aleksandar Mitrovic's fitness, who hasn't played for Fulham in nearly a month, is their main concern. Despite his incredible scoring record on the international level, he might start the game on the bench due to his lack of playing time.
But Serbia also have some big names in their squad who can give any team run for the money. The starting lineup should include Dusan Tadic, Filip Kostic, Dusan Vlahovic, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as they represent some of the top European clubs and are coming into the tournament in fine form.
Brazil vs Serbia Prediction
The main goal for both Brazil and Serbia will be to win their first game keeping in mind that Switzerland are also in the same group. Serbia might go into the match with a compact formation but given the quality Brazil possesses – it won't be wrong to say that five-time World Champions will be going as favorite in the match. Brazil will look to assert themselves on early in the game and will be hoping to score early in the first half to calm the nerves. We are going with a 2-0 convincing win for the Samba boys.
Brazil look undisputed favourites to win this match against Serbia. For all the odds for Brazil vs Serbia match create account on 1xBet.