Austria Look To Cause Upset Against Brazil In Final Friendly Before FIFA World Cup

Austria Look To Cause Upset Against Brazil In Final Friendly Before FIFA World Cup

The match, which kicks off at 2.00pm local time, will take place in the Austrian capital of Vienna

One of the favourites to win the World Cup this summer, Brazil head to the Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna to face Austria in their last warm-up game before heading to Russia. This will be the first time the two countries have met in over three years when, in November 2014, goals from David Luiz and Roberto Firmino gave the South Americans a narrow 2-1 despite falling behind on the night.

Kicking off

Before things get properly underway, make your way over to the Oddsshark website, find your favourite betting agency and get your account sorted with your credit card. As a newcomer there should be a range of promotional offers for you to take advantage of and enjoy.

How should I invest my money?

Looking at the simplest bet you can make, on the outcome of the game, Brazil clearly have the upper hand. Tite’s men are at the very short price of 1.50 to come away from Vienna victorious, whilst their hosts are priced out at 7.00 to pick up the win.

However, Franco Foda’s team, given their recent form, look more than capable of causing an upset this Sunday (10 June). The Austrians have now won seven games in a row over a period which stretches back over eight months.

And just last week, they put in arguably their finest display during this fine run, coming from behind to beat current world champions Germany 2-1. Mesut Ozil had given the Germans an early lead before Austria hit back through Martin Hinteregger and Alessandro Schopf and, if you think they can beat Brazil by the same score line, you can back the hosts to do exactly that at a price of 21.00, according to Oddsshark.

Brazil’s however have an embarrassment of riches to count on, and under Tite they cantered to qualification for the World Cup. Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus are both battling to lead the line and, with Neymar set to start after recovering from a broken foot, the South Americans should be at full strength for this one.

Neymar scored the opening goal for Brazil against Croatia at Anfield and the side look far more threatening with him in it. Trying to guess the exact score of a game is always a tricky business, but if you think the Brazilians can win this game by the same 2-0 score line as they managed last Sunday then you can back the outcome at the shorter price of 7.50.

With that in mind, it will certainly be no walk in the park for Brazil. Austria’s form is as good as they could hope for and, given some of their recent performances, it is slightly surprising they will not be competing in the group stages in Russia.

With both teams in such excellent form this match should be played at a quicker tempo. The two teams will look to get forward and test each other and there is a strong possibility that both defences will be breached.

You can back both teams to score at 1.83. If you think both teams will not score, 1.83 is again the price. Meanwhile, those preferring to sit on the fence can back a draw at 4.00. You can be slightly more specific and back a score draw at 5.00 and a goalless draw at 12.00.

However, given the form both these sides are in and the confidence in each camp a stalemate does not look likely. Despite only being a friendly it looks to be an encounter both sets of players will be desperate to win.

While Austria have scored 15 in their last seven games, Brazil have also managed to net nine in their last four. Both teams are currently scoring at a rate of over two goals per game, which is an indication that there should be goals in this game.

You can back there being over 2.5 goals in Sunday’s game at a price of 1.80. Meanwhile, if you think there will be under 2.5 goals per game the price rises to 2.00.

This is shaping up to be a cracking game between two in form sides. Expect both teams to score, but ultimately Brazil should walk away with the win as they look to put a strong finish to their World Cup preparations. Both sides to score and a Brazil win is priced at 3.25.

Odds: Austria (7.00), Brazil (1.50), draw (4.00)

COMMENTS

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  • AKUSHIE JOHN OBINNA 4 months ago

    The world cup is on the way but the opening game might be an unforgetable one for the Host,Russia running out of three points.