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Serbia v Switzerland and Cameroon v Brazil: Steve Davies' World Cup betting tips

Serbia and Switzerland round off the group stage of the World Cup with a potentially explosive showdown in Doha, while Brazil will be looking to make it three wins out of three at the expense of Cameroon.

There is still plenty on the line in this Group G double header and the Racing Post's Steve Davies has pinpointed tips for both ties.

Cameroon unlikely to find way through Brazil's blockade

What: Cameroon v Brazil

Where: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, Qatar

When: 19:00, Friday 2nd December

How to watch: ITV1

Odds: Cameroon 8/1, Brazil 1/3, Draw 9/2

Tite's Brazil may not have lit up the World Cup just yet but they are through to the next round, still favourites and looking harder than ever to beat.

The Brazil head coach can make changes for his side's last Group G assignment against Cameroon and will be forced into one with left-back Alex Sandro picking up an injury that sees him join Neymar and Danilo in the treatment room.

But whoever Tite picks Brazil will remain this formidable unit who boast the enviable record of not having conceded a single shot on target over the course of their first two games, a statistic that lends itself to a bet straight away.

Brazil at 1/3 will be the cornerstone of a fair few Friday accas but as a stand-alone bet Brazil and both teams not to score at 1/1 plays to the narrative that this South American winning machine simply will not be breached.

Cameroon have beef and brawn in abundance in their front line with the likes of Karl Toko Ekambi, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Vincent Aboubakar offering a huge physical threat. But where's the guile to go with the steel needed to put a dent in this brilliant Brazilian back line?

Rodrygo to fill Neymar's shoes – but can he fill his boots?

At the other end Brazil have not quite clicked yet and clearly the absence of Neymar is a blow. He's the conductor who simply brings out the best in the likes of Raphinha, Richarlison and Vinicius Junior.

And they don't have a natural replacement for the PSG star though second-half substitute against Switzerland, Rodrygo, may well get a run from the off against the Africans to cement a place for the second round should Neymar, as reported, continues to struggle with his ankle.

Brazil had to wait 62 minutes until they broke through Serbia and 83 before they finally unlocked the Swiss.

They haven't yet clicked as an attacking unit and patience may well be the key. The half-time draw at 13/8 is tempting, so too Rodrygo at 11/4 to score anytime. The Real Madrid man has bagged seven for his club this season and with a licence to run the show may well be worth a bet.

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What: Serbia v Switzerland

Where: Stadium 974, Doha

When: 19:00, Friday 2nd December

How to watch: ITV1

Odds: Serbia 13/8, Switzerland 9/5, Draw 23/10

You couldn't ask for a potentially more explosive climax to the group programme as there is absolutely no love lost between Serbia and Switzerland as they scrap for the right to go through.

A Swiss win and they are through, a draw should be enough barring Cameroon doing something unthinkable against Brazil. Serbia need to win and again hope that Cameroon don't upset the odds.

It's 13/8 the Serbs though it was Switzerland – 9/5 shots – who won 2-1 when they met four years ago, a match that heightened some bad blood between them.

That match, incidentally, produced 42 tackles and given the stakes, the animosity, the history and the fact that they will play a lot more than the four minutes that were added on four years ago, over 31.5 tackles at 5/6 looks a rock-solid bet.

What about the match itself? The Swiss are in the box seat having beaten Cameroon.

Serbia should also have beaten the Africans after going 3-1 up only to surrender two late goals to settle for a 3-3 draw.

The Swiss had just seven shots against Cameroon, the Serbs 15. Dragan Stojkovic's Eagles do look to have more attacking intent about them, more of a threat up front carried by the likes of Aleksander Mitrovic.

However, there's not really much in the prices to suggest it's going to be anything other than tight and the draw, which would suit the Swiss down to the ground, could well be the call.

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