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Brazil v Switzerland and Portugal v Uruguay: Joe Casey's World Cup betting tips

There are two mouth-watering fixtures to complete the second round of fixtures in the groups on Monday with Brazil taking on Switzerland at 16:00 while Portugal face Uruguay in the late game at 19:00.

The Racing Post's Joe Casey is expecting South American joy in both fixtures, although tournament favourites Brazil will be without star man Neymar for the rest of the group campaign.

Squad key for Brazil

What: Brazil v Switzerland, World Cup 
Where: Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar 
When: 16:00, Monday 28th November 
How to watch: ITV1 
Odds: Brazil 9/20, Draw 7/2, Switzerland 6/1

Brazil manager Tite has an embarrassment of attacking riches at his disposal and will need to rotate his side after Danilo and Neymar picked up injuries in their 2-0 win over Serbia.

The South Americans were able to demonstrate the depth of their attacking talent in that victory with Arsenal pair Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli coming off the bench alongside Real Madrid’s Rodrygo and Manchester United’s Antony.

Full-back could be more of an issue for the five-time winners with 39-year-old Dani Alves a potential replacement for Danilo.

However this Brazil side have a wealth of options and were more than good value for their two-goal victory over Serbia, kicking into gear in the second half after a lethargic opening.

They face a Swiss side who did not blow anyone away in their 1-0 win over Cameroon but are a solid proposition at major tournaments and showed that once again.

South Americans to win high-scoring affair

Brazil have been in strong goalscoring form in recent months, netting 28 times in their last eight games, all of which were victories.

Neymar’s injury is a blow but they have so many attacking options that they appear set up to take it in their stride.

Vinicius Junior showed glimpses of his Real Madrid form against Serbia and Richarlison excelled, scoring two excellent goals.

The Selecao were arguably unfortunate not to win by a bigger margin and could rack up the goals once more against a Swiss side who have lost five of their last 10 games.

Take the 11/8 for Brazil to win and over 2.5 goals in this encounter.

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Disjointed Portugal disappoint

What: Portugal v Uruguay, World Cup 
Where: Lusail Stadium, Al Daayen, Qatar 
When: 19:00, Monday 28th November 
How to watch: ITV1 
Odds: Portugal 19/20, Draw 12/5, Uruguay 16/5

Portugal may have recorded a 3-2 victory in their group opener against Ghana, but they did so through a questionable penalty decision and a fortuitous slip by Inaki Williams when through on goal late on when he looked certain to score what would have been the equaliser.

At times the Iberians looked disjointed and it was evident that Cristiano Ronaldo was lacking game time.

Joao Cancelo also failed to reproduce his Manchester City form and looked shaky defensively. 

In fact, the backline of Fernando Santos’ side hardly appeared secure and their opponents Uruguay will take confidence from the fact that they conceded twice.

Sky Blues could pull off repeat success

These two sides met in the World Cup four years ago with Uruguay running out 2-1 winners in the round of 16.

The Sky Blues were not overly impressive in their 0-0 opener against South Korea but they did show the defensive solidity that has become their strength under new manager Diego Alonso.

In fact Uruguay have conceded just twice in 10 games under their new boss and that solidity at the back could swing this match in their favour.

Whoever wins would become favourite to top the section and the 16/5 about Uruguay putting themselves in pole position for Group H glory makes plenty of appeal.

In the anytime goalscorer market Darwin Nunez may be overpriced.

The forward has netted nine times in 18 matches for Liverpool this season and his energy and pace can cause plenty of problems for a Portuguese defence that looked susceptible to such attributes against Ghana.

The 4/1 about the 23-year-old getting on the scoresheet is of interest.

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