England vs Brazil Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
There were a number of positives to take from England’s 0-0 draw at home to Germany, but visiting Brazil are expected to provide a very different and sterner test. Unlike most nations, Brazil only seem to get better in friendlies.
Game: England vs Brazil
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Kick-off: Tuesday 14th November, 8.00PM
Germany were the more threatening side on Friday, but minus Harry Kane and a number of regular starters, England boss Gareth Southgate may have discovered his starting World Cup XI is far from set in stone. Ruben Loftus-Cheek put in one of the most refreshing performances from an England midfielder for a good while.
The youngster looked confident, assured and strong, and he was never short of time and space on the ball as he threaded several quality balls to produce the chances England did create. Cheek had the look of a two way player England sides have often lacked.
Brazil were comfortable against Japan. Neymar’s 10th minute penalty opened the scoring before the visiting side ran away with the game in Paris. The victory was their 25th in 26 friendlies. France, Portugal, Chile, Argentina, USA and Colombia are amongst the sides who have fallen multiple times during that run.
Despite being the hosts, England are not fancied. The hosts are shortening but are still 3/1 with Betfred whilst the draw can be backed at 13/5 through Paddy Power. Brazil are best odds 9/10 with Unibet.
England’s home friendlies are rarely an exciting spectacle. Only once in the last 14 have we seen four or more goals, with most of the remaining games featuring two or fewer. England’s 1-0 win over Portugal here was drab, and the 2-2 draw with Spain offered little excitement until Spain’s two goals in injury time.
Brazil will offer a spark and attacking threat rarely seen from visiting teams at Wembley. Only two of their last 11 away friendlies have featured three or fewer goals, and both teams have scored in every game England and Brazil have contested here. It’ll be a fantastic test for England’s youngsters, but they should have enough to score.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Both Teams to Score at 7/10 with Paddy Power
England have shown they are capable of raising their level to compete with this level of team more often in recent year, but Brazil have a habit of fielding their strongest looking field and takes friendlies more seriously than most sides. The visitors probably have the firepower to outscore England at Wembley, even if things don’t go all their own way.
Back our Score Prediction: Brazil 3-2 at 25/1 with Bet365
There’s one very obvious goalscorer here (on paper), but actually, Neymar hasn’t always responded well to physicality and won’t be given red carpet treatment at Wembley. Gabriel Jesus is likely to feature and is already well accustomed to terrorising Premier LEague defenders.
Back our Scorer Prediction: Gabriel Jesus to score at 4/3 with Bet365