Brazil vs. Serbia Bet Builder Tips: A sparkling 5/1 bet for this Group G match
World Cup favourites Brazil will kick off their campaign on Thursday with a tough Group G encounter against Serbia as they embark on a journey to try and win the global event for the first time in 20 years. Our in-house tipster Steve Chambers previews the match and picks out his best bet builder bet for the game at 7pm...
Despite being the most successful nation in World Cup history, Brazil have struggled on the biggest stage of all in recent decades and since their 2002 victory in South Korea & Japan they have failed to get past the quarter-finals.
Tite's sparkling squad of players will head to Qatar as the pre-tournament favourites and they should have no real troubles getting out of a Group G that houses Thursday's opponents Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon.
But, the qualification stages haven't been the issue for the South American heavyweights in recent World Cups, instead, it's the knockout stages that have been their downfall; suffering a quarter-final exit four years ago in Russia.
An embarrassment of attacking riches are at Tite's disposal, with all eyes sure to be on PSG sensation Neymar, who will look to be the catalyst for World Cup glory and a lot will rely on the forward star, but with the likes of Vinicius Jr and Raphinia also likely to play a huge role then the Brazilians could look to steamroller their way to glory.
Knocked out in the group stages at the 2018 World Cup, Serbia are as big 100/1 in the World Cup Winner Betting, but will be hoping that they can improve on that effort in Qatar.
Serbia face a stiff test against Brazil, who are the red-hot 1/2 favourites for the win, with Serbia available at 6/1 and the draw at 100/30. Serbia could fancy their chances of beating Switzerland and Cameroon later on in the tournament.
Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic is one of the shining lights within the Serbian squad, but injury kept him out of Fulham's most recent Premier League match, so they will be hoping he is fit as he's been on terrific goalscoring form this campaign, netting nine goals already this season.
Dusan Tadic has been a revelation for Ajax in recent seasons, while the likes of Dusan Vlahovic and Luka Jovic are huge players for the underdogs, who may just have a tough evening on Thursday.
Brazil vs Serbia Bet Builder Tips
There is only one man you can focus your attentions on when talking about Brazil and that is Neymar, who has scored a staggering 75 goals in 121 appearances and he could well have a marquee World Cup.
A 10/1 shot for the World Cup Top Goalscorer prize, the PSG frontman is a best-priced 4/1 to score the opening goal of the game, which is certainly eye-catching.
Five goals in his last five international appearances, Neymar has to be the most likely scorer for the Brazilians and he's always going to be the target in attack, but for those punters that like to hedge their bets a little should side with the 5/4 with bet365 about him scoring at anytime in the 90 minutes.
While Neymar may not be the focal point at PSG with the superstar duo of Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi often taking the limelight, he is the main man for Brazil and he can duly sparkle on the biggest stage of all and be the catalyst for a dominant win.
Leading the line for Brazil with Neymar could be Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr, who in his own right has become a real household name in recent times and he will just be another attacking threat the Serbian defence will need to look out for. Often drifting in from the sideline for Real, Vinicius Jr could team up wonderfully with Neymar during the clash and that pair could have a field day against a Serbian backline.
bet365 bookmakers are currently offering 3/1 about Vinicius Jr assisting anytime during the 90 minutes, and having already provided three assists in La Liga this season and having provided one in the Champions League, the 3/1 makes an interesting appeal.
Adding the pair of those tips to a bet builder with bet365 means you can get 5/1 about an anytime goal from Neymar and an anytime assist from Vinicius Jr, which looks decent value in a potentially one-sided affair.
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