World Cup Betting Tips: Predictions & Best Odds For Monday’s Games
World Cup favourites Brazil will bid to qualify for the Round of 16 when they take on Switzerland at Stadium 974 on Monday.
Betting sites cut the odds on Tite’s men lifting the trophy to just 5/2 in the wake of their 2-0 victory over Serbia recently.
However, they will need to be at their best to beat Switzerland, who are also on three points after they secured an impressive win against Cameroon.
Football fans can also look forward to a star-studded clash between Portugal and Uruguay on Monday, along with Cameroon vs. Serbia and South Korea vs. Ghana.
We have broken down all four matches and provided tips after scouring the markets to find interesting angles on the action.
Cameroon vs Serbia, Monday, 10am
Serbia adopted a conservative approach and tried to park the bus when they faced Brazil in their opening group stage match.
The strategy worked for an hour, but Richarlison then put the Serbs to the sword with a well-taken brace.
That left them bottom of Group G, while the Spurs man is now among the favourites in the Golden Boot race.
It was a disappointing approach for the neutral fans, as manager Dragan Stojković left Dušan Vlahović and Filip Kostić on the bench and simply tried to contain the Samba Boys.
We will now hopefully see Serbia open up and display greater ambition against a less formidable opponent.
They boast a wealth of attacking talent, including Aleksandar Mitrović, Dušan Tadić, Sergej Milinković-Savić, Luka Jović, Vlahović and Kostić, so they should be able to unlock Cameroon’s defence in this game.
The Indomitable Lions suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in their opener, but they did not fashion many presentable chances in that match.
They will also need to display more ambition this time around, as another defeat would condemn them to an early exit.
As such, we should see a more open game, and that should play into the hands of Serbia’s talented forwards, so a win for Stojković’s men looks appealing on football betting sites.
Tip: Serbia To Win - 8/11 with William Hill
South Korea vs Ghana, Monday, 1pm
Ghana’s 3-2 defeat to Poland was the most entertaining game we have seen so far at this tournament.
The Black Stars put in a courageous performance against a Portuguese team that included Cristiano Ronaldo and was packed with world-class talent, and they were ultimately a little unlucky to lose.
They carried a threat in attack throughout the contest, and that should stand them in good stead when they take on South Korea on Monday.
The game between South Korea and Uruguay was the polar opposite - the sort of drab 0-0 stalemate that has been all too common at the 2022 World Cup.
It leaves Group H delicately poised, with Portugal on three points, South Korea and Uruguay on one apiece and Ghana at the bottom of the pile.
The South Koreans deserve credit for securing a draw against a very talented Uruguay team featuring the likes of Luis Suárez, Darwin Núñez and Federico Valverde.
However, they will be the underdogs in their final group stage match against Portugal, so it is imperative that they win this game.
They should take more risks against Ghana, who looked worryingly porous at the back against the Portuguese, so 21/20 on both teams to score is a tempting price on World Cup betting sites.
Tip: Both Teams To Score - 21/20 With Unibet
Brazil vs Switzerland, Monday, 4pm
Brazil lived up to their billing as World Cup favourites by sweeping Serbia aside in their opening match of the tournament.
They looked rock solid at the back, classy in midfield and dangerous in attack, with Richarlison, Neymar, Vinicíus Júnior and Raphinha all wreaking havoc.
Neymar may miss this game after he limped off with a swollen ankle against Serbia, and that represents a major blow to the Samba Boys, as he is crucial to their attack.
However, they are not exactly short of options to replace him, with Gabriel Jesus, Antony, Rodrygo, Gabriel Martinelli and Pedro among the substitutes on Thursday.
They may need to tweak the formation, as none of those players are natural No 10s, but Tite should still be able to send out a very strong team.
Brazil should be capable of securing another reasonably comfortable victory against the Swiss, and they odds on new betting sites support that theory.
Tip: Brazil To Win & Under 4.5 Goals – 20/23 with Coral
Portugal vs Uruguay, Monday, 7pm
Uruguay are blessed with one of the strongest defensive pairings at the World Cup, but José Giménez and Diego Godin will have their work cut out on Monday.
Portugal have so much attacking talent that manager Fernando Santos could afford to leave AC Milan superstar Rafael Leão on the bench in the 3-2 win against Ghana.
He came on as a second-half substitute and grabbed the third goal, after Cristiano Ronaldo had scored from the penalty spot and João Felix had chipped in Portugal’s second.
They are extremely creative in the final third of the pitch, with Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes leading the charge, and they could ultimately outclass this Uruguay team.
The Uruguayans will certainly be dangerous in attack, so both teams to score again looks like a good option in this game, but odds of 19/20 with betting apps on a straight Portugal win are too tempting to ignore.
Tip: Portugal To Win - 19/20 with Bet365
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