Brazil coach Dunga will be hopeful of steering his side to another victory in this friendly against Turkey this week.
Brazil’s disastrous World Cup campaign has been well documented, however the side have undergone a huge reconstruction programme which continues unabated under new coach Dunga, the 7-1 thrashing at the hands of eventual winners Germany being the catalyst for change.
Confidence and self-belief took a hammering in that hugely one-sided encounter and this was reflected in their 3-0 defeat by the Netherlands in the third place play-off a few days later. Some faith has been restored by the new head coach and they have triumphed in four friendly encounters since that dark day. We’re backing the Selecao to emerge victorious once again on Wednesday, Bet365 offering 4/6 for an away win.
The home side failed to qualify for the World Cup following a disappointing qualifying campaign which included defeats at the hands of Hungary and Romania, however their attention is now focused on the Euro 2015 finals in France.
Turkey have been involved in numerous friendlies during the summer months, triumphing in seven and one ending in stalemate. In competitive matches, Fatih Terim’s side have managed a solitary point from a possible three and don’t look too backable to win on Wednesday, Boylesports offering 4/1 for such an outcome, a draw up for grabs at odds of 14/5 with the same firm.
Dunga will choose to rest some of his star players for this encounter including Neymar Da Silva, the forward being omitted to give a chance for some fringe players to make an appearance, these starters certain to try to impress as the side looks to continue it’s winning run.
Brazil will almost certainly prove far too strong for the hosts and Paddy Power are offering a decent 9/4 for a Brazil lead at half-time & full-time.
Nevertheless, Brazil aren’t too strong in defence and in the light of that 7-1 hammering they could be expected to conceded in this match. There have been numerous changes however and since the World Cup they have managed clean sheets against Japan, Colombia, Ecuador and arch-rivals Argentina.
Bearing that in mind, we’re backing a comprehensive Brazil win-to-nil, SkyBet offering 9/4 for such an outcome, this price representing excellent value considering the away-team’s good form of late.
Our betting tips
Brazil win-to-nil – Sky Bet 9/4
Half-time Full-time Brazil lead – Paddy Power 9/5
All odds were correct at time of posting.