Brazil will look forward to sealing a spot in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Round of 16 when they take on Switzerland at Stadium 974 on Monday.
Brazilian star man Neymar suffered a nasty ankle injury in their group-stage opener, leaving him with a swollen foot and ruled out for the group stages.
Brazil boss Tite is optimistic that Neymar would return in time for the knockout rounds, but for now, the PSG forward is sidelined.
Although Switzerland defeated Cameroon in the opening match of their World Cup campaign, they will face a more formidable opponent this week.
To stand a chance against the formidable Brazilians, the European team must put their best foot forward because any loose rope may lead them to their waterloo.
Brazil manager Tite has several talented options but it’s hard to suggest any of them are quite as important as the Paris Saint-Germain superstar.
Richarlison, however, is nailed on to start up front after bagging a brace against Serbia.
Murat Yakin does not have any fitness issues on his hands ahead of the trip to Stadium 974. The Switzerland head coach will have a full-strength squad on Sunday.
Brazil’s probable Lineup (4-2-3-1)
Alisson; Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro; Lucas Paqueta, Casemiro; Raphinha, Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior; Richarlison
Switzerland Probable Lineup (4-3-3):
Sommer; Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodriguez; Freuler, Xhaka, Sow; Shaqiri, Embolo, Vargas
According to goal.com Brazil has been in spectacular form of late and is unsurprisingly the favourite to get the win in this match at odds of 1/2 (1.50) with bet365.
Switzerland is looking good, too, having won four and lost one of their last five games and is priced at 11/2 (6.50) to get the win while the draw is priced at 10/3 (4.33).