Brazil vs Switzerland Match Analysis & Prediction
28/11/2022 7:00 pm
Brazil lived up to expectations in their opening fixture of the World Cup by defeating Croatia 3-1. The pre-tournament favourites face Switzerland in a Group G clash on Monday at Stadium 974.
After some debate in both the Brazilian and British press about whether Richarlison justified a start given his mixed start at Tottenham Hotspur, the forward answered his critics and put on the kind of performance which led Spurs to spend £60m to prise him from Everton.
His fabulous second goal lit up the Lusail Stadium, where Brazil will hope to return in three weeks’ time for the final. Based on their display against Serbia, they have a good chance of doing so.
Switzerland has been defensively solid since manager Murat Yakin took over and played a back four. Still, his predecessor Vladimir Petkovic’s run of five-at-the-back was even more impressive.
The new manager, the same efficiency, but a different system under Murat Yakin now sees Switzerland play with a back four instead of Vladimir Petkovic’s preferred system of five-at-the-back.
Yakin will have been delighted with the win and a clean sheet, as it was only the second time in their last ten fixtures that they have managed to shut out the opposition, but many of those games did come against top quality opposition in the Nations League.
Brazil vs. Switzerland Head to head
Both sides have three games against each other with the hosts winless while the visitors with one win, and two games ending in a draw.
Brazil Team News
Neymar, who plays a free role for his national team, will miss the rest of the group stage after suffering an ankle ligament injury in Brazil’s match against Serbia. Considering that midfielder Fred may need to come in, Tite might adjust his tactical lineup.
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Switzerland Team News
There were no major surprises in Yakin’s selection overall, with the duo of Nico Elvedi and Manuel Akanji preferred over the Newcastle United man. Denis Zakaria was not even brought off the bench, given he has had a difficult year with both Juventus and Chelsea.
Switzerland's Last 5 Matches
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Brazil vs. Switzerland: Odds and Predictions
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