England v Brazil Betting Preview | 14th November
In our England v Brazil betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Tuesday evening’s international friendly.
England v Brazil Betting Preview
Venue: Wembley Stadium (London)
In our England v Brazil betting preview we look at the most popular bets and tips along with team news, potential line-ups, stats and facts and more for the final of two England friendlies during this international break.
England enter the game off the back of a promising display at home to Germany on Friday night. The 0-0 draw against the world champions left a lot to be positive about going into an equally as difficult encounter, against a Brazil side who swept aside Japan last time out.
Southgate axed a handful of senior players and was also subject to a hefty number of casualties when picking his squad for these two intentional friendlies. Many have dubbed this an ‘England third team’ respectively, with the likes of Livermore, Maguire and Abraham all starting against Germany.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek also started on Friday night, claiming the plaudits for the standout performance in the England side. The Palace midfielder has struggled for starts in the league this season but Southgate’s willingness to put trust in his youth players appears to have paid early dividends as the we approach the six month countdown to the World Cup.
Brazil looked extremely sharp in the first half of their friendly in Japan on Friday. Goals from Neymar, Marcelo and Gabriel Jesus gave them a resounding 3-0 lead at half time, with the Japanese clawing one back in the second half. We’re expecting a number of changes to give players such as Fernandinho and Casemiro a rest, two midfielders that have had taxing starts to the season for both club and country, the games coming thick and fast.
The game on Friday against Brazil will further test England’s progress following this World Cup qualifying campaign under Southgate. Result aside, a similar performance given the squad in hand will certainly please England fans should the players reach the same levels as they did against Germany. Enjoy the game.
Jack Butland remains an absentee for England following the broken finger he sustained in the days leading up to the Germany game. Gary Cahill appears fit to start after missing the first friendly, with Phil Jones being sent back to Manchester United with a thigh problem.
Casemiro and Fernandinho may be rested after playing a full 90 minutes each against Japan. Ederson, Coutinho and Firmino could all start.
England Potential Starting XI: Hart, Walker, Cahill, Stones, Keane, Young, Dier, Loftus-Cheek, Cork, Rashford, Vardy
Brazil Potential Starting XI: Ederson, D.Alves, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Alex Sandro, Paulinho, Giuliano, Coutinho, Firmino, G.Jesus, Neymar
Stats & Facts
- England haven’t kept a clean sheet against Brazil since 1984, Peter Shilton was the goalkeeper.
- Since 2000, November has been England’s worst month. Out of 23 matches played in November, they’ve won just 10 (43.5%).
- Gareth Southgate has failed to win any of his four England friendlies so far (D2 L2). He has however won seven of his nine competitive matches, drawing two.
Head To Head
England 4 – D 10 – Brazil – 11
England 18/5 – D 11/4 – Brazil 3/4 (Betfred)
- Under 2.5 match goals – 10/11
- Gabriel Jesus ANYTIME – EVS