Brazil won the Confederation Cup and in superior form. They had won 14 of their last 15 matches and beat teams such like France, the World Cup holder Spain, Portugal and Italy. The home ground could be a disadvantage in the later stages and in the earlier of the tournament it won’t be a pressure. Scollari had already won World Cup trophy with Brazil and he is much more experienced. He can line up his favourite XI.
Croatia aren’t in good shape. They strugled a lot in the qualification phase and finished second behind Belgium. They secured their travel in the playoffs against Iceland. In the second leg Mandzukic had been sent off and suspended for two games. With the new manager, Niko Kovac Croatia are unbeaten, but it will be only the 6th game for Kova con the bench.
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Brazil - Croatia
Pick: 1 Asian 1,5
with bet365: 23/20 –2.15
Stake: 8/10 unit - €80 for €172
June 12, 2014 22:00CET
Arena Corinthians - São Paulo
World Cup –Brazil as the host nation will play in the opening day against Croatia. They have the crowd behind them. Brazil have a great pool of players and the squad are top class. Croatia have declined in standard over the last couple of years and they will not be able to contain the creative and attacking force of their opponents. Their defense seems to slow to stop Brazilian strikers. Read our preview and value bet prediction for Brazil –Croatia match.
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