England vs Brazil predictions, betting tips and match preview for the international friendly this week. See our three betting tips and the reasons for each selection, plus team news and head to head stats.
A youthful England side host one of the giants of international football on Tuesday. They will square off with Brazil for the first time since 2013 when they had both a 2-1 England win at Wembley and a 2-2 draw four months later in Brazil. There were a lot of critics of the of the squad selected by England boss Gareth Southgate, to face Germany and Brazil but after the 0-0 draw with a very strong German side, a lot of these critics have changed their view. Yes, the squad needs work, they could have taken a few of their chances better. If it wasn’t for ter Stegen in the German goal England could have possibly taken the lead several times, but then the same could be said for Pickford in the England sticks as he pulled off several brilliant saves to keep things level. A freshened-up team has given some of the next generation a chance and really gives them a boost of confidence.
Brazil come into this game as their usual selves with their only loss in the last ten games coming to Argentina who are also one of the better sides in South America and can beat anyone on their day. Of course Brazil won’t take this friendly lightly and will feel the need to carry on their good form making sure that it comes with them into the World Cup after going out of the last one, on home soil, in an embarrassing 7-1 defeat to Germany, who went on to win the competition.
A draw against arguably the best international team in the world will have done a lot for the young England side’s confidence and they will be hoping to get something from the game or at least make it hard for Brazil to play their way. Brazil will be coming also full of confidence, on a good run of form and expecting the win. Despite Brazil’s form I think that England with their new look side will more than be able to cope with the Brazil side and should keep the goals conceded to a minimum, despite the loss of Phil Jones to an injury. They will almost certainly score with the new-found passion and need to prove something from the youngsters. There’s a good chance this could be a score draw but I think there’s just as much chance of England making an upset to remember and beating the South Americans. That’s why the first of our England vs Brazil predictions is England or draw double chance at Evens with bet365.
Eight of the last ten matches between these teams have seen both teams score. With quality like Neymar, Jesus and Willian in the Brazilian side and a lot of hungry young talent determined to make a mark on the international level for England, I can see both teams comfortably scoring. Unlike the Germany game they have a bit more confidence and might have got used to the tempo of international football so we should see a more open match. Both teams to score is 4/5 with Stan James and that’s the second of today’s England vs Brazil predictions.
One of the stand out debut performances against Germany was 21-year-old midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The on-loan Palace man wasn’t likely to get much game time with the likes of Hazard, Fabregas, Willian and Kante to beat for a spot in the first XI but since moving to Palace he’s earned himself an international call-up which he hasn’t wasted so far. The only thing missing from his performance on Friday was a goal and I expect him to take this chance to go one better. We are going with Ruben Loftus-Cheek to score anytime at 5/1 with Paddy Power to complete our England vs Brazil betting tips.
England: Joe Hart, Jordan Pickford, Ryan Bertrand, Danny Rose, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones, Michael Keane, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Joe Gomez, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Ashley Young, Eric Dier, Fabian Delph, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Harry Winks, Jesse Lingard, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Tammy Abraham, Jamie Vardy.
Phil Jones may have to miss the game as he went off injured in the game with Germany.
Brazil: Alisson, Ederson, Cassio, Dani Alves, Danilo, Marcelo, Alex Sandro, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Jemerson, Casemiro, Paulinho , Fernandinho, Renato Augusto, Giuliano, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Diego, Douglas Costa, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar, Diego Souza, Taison.
Out of 25 games with Brazil, England have only won four with ten draws and eleven Brazil wins. On a more positive note, the last two games, in 2013, have been an England win and a draw. Both teams have scored in eight of the last ten games between the sides.
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