Brazil are the favourites in the outright World Cup betting odds and there will be many punters who will be keeping a close eye on their progress in this opening Group G fixture. They begin the tournament with a match against familiar foes Serbia. The pair met at Russia 2018 during the group stage with Brazil picking up a fairly comfortable 2-0 success.
Tite has been extremely complimentary of this squad and he has not been afraid to test some of his younger players during his team’s preparations for this tournament. Brazil arguably have the greatest strength-in-depth and having failed to reach the final four in 2018, they will be determined to go at least one step further this time around. They won each of their last three qualifiers by the same score-line (4-0) and have proven defensively stubborn so far in 2022.
In their current guise, Serbia have qualified for two of the last three tournaments and although they got off to the perfect start in 2018, they were unable to progress beyond the group stage. They were very impressive during the qualifying period and took four points off Portugal. They finished the qualifying campaign with an unexpected 2-1 victory over Portugal despite falling behind after just 2 minutes.
It’s no surprise to see that 10Bet have made Brazil odds-on favourites for this group opener. Tite’s side always tend to start tournaments strongly and although Serbia can be tough opposition, the South American side have a far greater strength-in-depth and far more individual talent.