Updated: Nov 14, 2022
A footballing nation at its very core, Brazil is the most successful country in the history of the World Cup, having won the title five times.
They are also the only team to have played in every tournament since it started.
Everyone in Brazil grows up with a football at their feet and it is an inherent part of the culture, so it is no wonder that they have some of the best players in the world.
The likes of Neymar and last season’s Champions League hero, Vinicius Junior, will be hoping to guide Brazil to an astounding sixth World Cup win, and theirs first since 2002.
Brazil will go to the 2022 World Cup in high spirits after finishing top of South American qualifying, winning 14 out of 17 games without a single loss.
They will be looking to their iconic talisman Neymar for inspiration in attack, who performed well in the qualifiers, finding the net eight times.
Throughout the last decade, he has been considered one of the best players in the world, but a back injury at the 2014 World Cup almost ended his career.
In Qatar this winter he will hope to stay fit for his team and provide the attacking spark that could send them to victory.
Brazil Team Odds To Win World Cup
With the talent at Brazil’s disposal, it is no surprise that they are the tournament favourites, priced at 4/1 (+400) to lift the trophy.
The World Cup this year is set to be one of the most competitive and fiercely fought tournaments that we have seen, with teams like Germany, Spain, Argentina, and Belgium all possessing serious firepower to mount a genuine challenge for the trophy.
Brazil will have to get past some very talented teams if they are to be the eventual champions.
Brazil has been drawn in a group with Serbia, Switzerland, and Cameroon, and are the clear favourites to win this group at 4/11 (-275).
Serbia showed promise in qualifying, finishing top of their group ahead of Portugal, so the Brazilians need to be wary of them.
However, Brazil should prove to have too much quality, and are heavily favored to progress from the group at 1/14 (-1400).
As tournament favourites, Brazil also has the lowest odds with the bookies to reach the final at 5/2 (+250).
If they can avoid a careless slip-up in earlier rounds, they will be serious contenders to reach this stage and be crowned champions.
It will take a mighty feat by any team to stop Brazil from progressing to the final.
If you fancy them to do worse than perhaps predicted, they are 13/5 (+260) to be knocked out in the quarter-finals, 5/1 (+500) to be knocked out in the semi-finals, and 7/1 (+700) to finish runners-up.
How To Bet On Brazilian Team In Qatar
As the World Cup’s most successful team and as favourites for this year’s trophy, Brazil may be your first port of call when it comes to placing a bet this winter.
Football matches, however, include a vast amount of different markets to bet on, so it’s crucial you think things over and don’t rush into any bets too quickly.
Below are some of the more popular markets to keep an eye on when backing Brazil at the World Cup, which will help to maximise your chances of a winning bet.
Player Prop Bets
Neymar could well be Brazil’s talisman that inspires the South American nation to victory.
You may then want to back him to score and assist in Brazil’s opener, which is an example of a player prop bet, which are bets based on a player’s performance during a game.
Team Prop Bets
With Brazil the favourites to lift this year’s World Cup you’ll likely be expecting them to waltz past most teams.
For example, you may back them to win and keep a clean sheet in their opening game. This is a team prop bet, which is based on a team’s performance during a game.
It is not necessarily related to the result of the match, however.
In an Asian handicap bet, one team is given a virtual head start ahead of kick-off.
What this means is that they are effectively already winning by a certain number of goals before a ball has even been kicked.
Asian handicap bets help to bring the odds closer together, while also removing the possibility of a draw.
When Brazil take on Cameroon in Qatar, they will be the favourites, so the handicap might be two and a half goals, with Brazil on -2.5 goals and Cameroon on +2.5 goals.
You could then either bet on Brazil to secure the three points with a -2.5 goal handicap or Cameroon to do the same with a +2.5 goal handicap.
If Brazil could only see off Cameroon 2-1 and you bet on the South American nation to win with the handicap, you would lose the bet.
With Neymar playing for Brazil, you could be predicting a fair few goals to be scored in the Brazil v Cameroon game.
You, therefore, may opt for a goal lines bets, which enables you to wager on the number of goals scored in a match.
For example, you could put money on over 3.5 goals to be scored in the normal time given you were expecting plenty of action.
During a Brazil match with Switzerland in Qatar, a bookmaker may predict there to be four goals scored during the 90 minutes.
You can then choose to bet on whether there will be more or less than four goals scored.
This is a totals bets, which enables you to bet over or under on the total number of goals that will be scored, in this case being four.
How To Sign Up At Sportsbook & Place A Bet On Brazil
Placing a bet on a Brazil match at the World Cup is a simple process.
First of all, you need to open an account with an online bookmaker. There will be plenty of options out there offering an abundance of special offers or promotions so choose wisely.
Once you have signed up and then identified the market you are looking to bet on, such as Vinicius Junior to score two goals against Cameroon, next you just need to add the bet to your betting slip before placing it.
It’s a simple enough process, but here are five steps below to talk you through what to do in more detail:
- Choose the odds before adding the bet to your on-screen betting slip.
- Decide on the total money you want to place on the bet and then fill in the figure in the relevant area.
- Deposit the relevant amount of money before completing the bet. You’ll likely be prompted to do so if you don’t have enough in your account.
- You are then ready to select the ‘place bet’ button. Your betting slip will then confirm that you have placed your bet.
- Depending on the bookmaker you are betting with, you may be offered ‘cash out’ options during the match, so keep an eye on your betting slip.
Brazil Team Overview For Qatar
Brazil is the most successful nation in the history of the World Cup and has become famous for its distinctive style of play known as ‘Ginga’.
Brazilians are well known for having incredible technique and dribbling skills, which is exemplified by the players they have in their squad today.
They have been disappointing in recent tournaments, only managing to get past the quarter-finals once since their last win in 2002, though.
At the last tournament they hosted in 2014, they lost 7-1 to Germany in a now-infamous semi-final.
Therefore, they will be more hungry than ever to get back to winning ways and honour their footballing pedigree.
Key Football Players
Brazil has always been blessed with incredibly talented players, and this current group is no different.
They are a team of global superstars, and no one can question their ability as footballers.
However, they will have to prove that they have the mentality and psychological resilience that it takes to go all the way in an international tournament and lift the trophy.
In attack, Brazil is spoilt for choice. In recent years, Brazil has looked to Neymar as their main man, and the World Cup in Qatar will be no different.
He was tipped by many to be the successor to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and become the best player in the world as these two greats of the game near the end of their careers.
Although he has never lived up to seemingly limitless potential, he is still undeniably one of the best players in the world and will be relied upon by Brazil this winter.
With the likes of Vinicius Junior, Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison, and Gabriel Martinelli, Brazil will not be short of attacking firepower at the World Cup.
Liverpool’s Fabinho and Manchester United’s Casemiro will be competing for a place in defensive midfield. Also in midfield, Bruno Guimarães has been a sensation since he signed for Newcastle.
At the back, Brazil is blessed with much-needed experience with captain Thiago Silva, Barcelona legend Dani Alves and Marquinhos of PSG.
The main injury concern for Brazil is in the form of Tottenham forward Richarlison, who sustained a calf injury in mid-October and is therefore a doubt for the early stages of the tournament.
Other than that, Tite has the luxury of a full squad to choose from.
Coaching staff/Technical staff
Tite is the manager of Brazil and was appointed in 2016 after their disappointing Copa América campaign.
He has managed numerous Brazilian teams at the club level, including Corinthians and Atlético Mineiro before taking on the role of national team manager.
He led his team to a quarter-final exit at the 2018 World Cup and a Copa América win in 2019, their first title in 12 years.
He has announced that he will be stepping down as manager following the conclusion of the tournament in Qatar.
Cléber Xavier has been the assistant manager to Tite at every team he has been at since 2003 and will join him again at the World Cup.
Matheus Bachi is Tite’s son and will also be joining the backroom staff as an assistant coach. Joining the team as a goalkeeper coach is Claudio Taffarel and Fábio Mahseredjian will be the fitness coach.
Together they will attempt to guide Brazil to a sixth World Cup trophy.
Brazil Team Road To Qatar
It was a comfortable journey for Brazil in the South American qualifying.
They have so far gone unbeaten, winning 14 games and drawing three. They still have one game to play against Argentina, as the game was suspended.
However, with both teams having already qualified for the tournament they will be playing for nothing more than pride.
Brazil was prolific in qualifying, scoring 40 goals across their 17 games whilst only conceding five.
Considering the next best goal tally was Argentina with 27, this was a seriously impressive feat, even for Brazil.
However, an easy route in the qualifiers was always to be expected for Brazil, which is the only country in the world that has played in every World Cup tournament.
Brazil’s World Cup History
Brazil has a rich footballing pedigree and is the most successful nation in World Cup history.
They are one of only two teams to win consecutive tournaments, achieving this with back-to-back wins in 1958 and 1962.
However, they have not won the tournament since 2002.
They last hosted the competition in 2014, going out to Germany in the semi-final in what has now become an iconic World Cup moment. Brazil was embarrassed on their home turf, losing 7-1 to Germany, who went on to win the tournament.
They were 5-0 down at half-time in a game that shocked every football fan across the world. This was one of the most humiliating nights in Brazilian football history.
The players will feel like they have something to prove in Qatar and will want to exorcise the demons of a nation from 2014.
Football is life in Brazil. It is a key part of their culture and everyone in the country grows up playing on the beach or on the streets.
Brazilian children have a ball glued to their feet throughout their youth. This football heritage is reflected in the passion of the fans who go into a state of national mourning whenever the country loses.
They attach so much pride to their national team which is exemplified by the unwavering and devoted support they give their team.