Brazil Croatia Odds & Betting Tips
Brazil and Croatia kick off the opening game of the 2014 World Cup
. The Group A match happens at 17:00 local time at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Group A is actually a very tough group that features Mexico and Cameroon so Brazil might be favourites to win the group and tournament but they have a tougher road to qualification. Brazil can play in one of 2 ways, confident and dominant which is what the world is expecting or nervous and pressurized which could happen as they have the weight of their country on them to deliver and uphold their reputation as the top football nation in the world. The team wants to erase the long lasting memories of the 1950 tournament held in Brazil in which it lost to Uruguay in the finals and still haunts the nation to date.
Croatia are consistently a good football nation that has a tendency to make it out of their group for World Cups and European championships too. They have excellent players at all positions and their only issue is missing Simunic who is servicing a lengthy suspension.
Brazil vs Croatia Odds at Bet365
These odds were taken from Bet365 sportsbook
which is one of the best sportsbooks around.
- Brazil win 2/7
- Draw 9/2
- Croatia win 14/1
- Over 2.5 goals 21/20
- Under 2.5 goals 3/4
- Brazil 2-1 Croatia 17/2 odds
- Neymar to score 11/10
- Guedes Fred to score 13/10
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Brazil are the favourites to win but at odds of 2/7 you really can't accept this as this is a low return on a high risk bet. Croatia are strong and in terms of a win/loss this is probably closer to a coin toss than most people would expect. With odds of 14/1 for Croatia to win and a draw of 9/2 odds, these are both bets that scream +ev. The reason the odds are like this is everyone is betting on Brazil to win anything and everything so the sportsbooks need to balance the risk and they want to profit when things don't go as expected.
All the other odds are tough to pick including goal scorers and the over/under 2.5 goals. At odds of 21/20 this isn't a good payout for over 2.5 goals so if you think there are at least 3 goals to happen in this game then you have a bet.
Most of the tournament, Brazil will be heavy favourites so you might not find any good bets to make on Brazil so keep that in mind against their opponents as you might get large enough payouts for their losses or even draws. 3 strong teams and Brazil probably won't be winning all of them.
So at least who will win the game? Roxy our World Cup Predicting Dog is picking Brazil to win the match.