Brazil, the record five-time winners of the World Cup, get their campaign underway on Thursday when they face a Serbia side who will be aiming to get out of the group stages.

Tite’s men arrive into this tournament well-fancied to go on and win yet another world crown, 20 years after they last managed it.

They have enjoyed some excellent results recently and will hope to maintain that form on the world stage.

Serbia got the better of Portugal to win their UEFA qualification group and reach the World Cup yet again.

They were unbeaten after eight matches and this one could be a stiff test for Brazil.


  • Brazil to win and both teams to score @ 21/10
  • Richarlison to score anytime @ 13/8

Team news

Brazil have a fully fit squad to choose from ahead of the World Cup bow with Premier League duo Antony and Bruno Guimaraes recovering from minor knocks.

Neymar is set to start in the number 10 role and is likely to be flanked by Barcelona’s Raphinha and Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior with Spurs forward Richarlison set to continue up front.

Liverpool stopper Alisson is first choice with Manchester City man Ederson having to be content with a place on the bench.

For Serbia, star forward Aleksandar Mitrovic came into the tournament with a knock and is expected to begin on the bench for Thursday’s game with Juventus forward Dusan Vlahovic and Fiorentina striker Luka Jovic set to start up top.

Vanja Milinkovic-Savic is set to be selected in goal ahead of his more experienced colleagues Marko Dmitrovic and Predrag Rajkovic while former Southampton man Dusan Tadic will wear the armband.

Brazil to win and both teams to score @ 21/10

This one is all set to be a high-scoring contest with both Brazil and Serbia in excellent form.

The South American giants have only lost once in the past three years across all competitions, though unfortunately, it was in their biggest game as they went down 1-0 to Argentina in the Copa America final.

Recently though, they have truly looked the part, winning each of their last seven games.

Scoring-wise, they have bagged at least three in six of their last seven games and they boast one of the most lethal attacks in world football.

However, Serbia have plenty of firepower too and they have scored a total of 18 goals in their last six matches, of which one have been lost.

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Richarlison to score anytime @ 13/8

Even though he is not known for being a natural centre-forward, Richarlison is set to be the main man up top against Serbia.

He will be supported by talisman Neymar as well as Barcelona’s Raphinha and Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior.

Richarlison has become a mainstay in the side and has scored 17 goals in 38 caps for Brazil.

Seven of those have come in only six appearances this year so he is certainly a man in form heading to the World Cup.

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