This one is going to be all about Neymar, but only because of his absence. Under Dunga, Brazil have reverted to their pragmatic style of winning matches without producing very much style.
That is where Neymar comes in because he comes up with the touches of magic to fire them to success. After getting sent off in the defeat against Colombia, Neymar misses this one, which is a battle for top spot in Group C. Brazil, Peru, Venezuela and Colombia all sit on three points entering into their final group matches.
Football Betting Offers – Brazil 1/2, Draw 3/1, Venezuela 6/1 at Bet365
Brazil don’t have a direct replacement for Neymar, so this is where potential Manchester United target Roberto Firmino may show his value from his attacking midfield role to help fill in the Neymar void and is a 7/4 anytime goalscorer option.
Brazil aren’t likely to do what Columbia did against Venezuela and lose this one, after all, they have only lost one of twenty two previous games against Venezuela, winning 17 of those.
However Brazil have drawn their last two against Venezuela 0-0. It should be tight so look under 2.5 goals for a price of 8/11, but you would expect Brazil to still find a way to sneak a narrow win and if it comes, it will most likely be with a clean sheet.
Brazil have kept eight clean sheets in their last ten against Venezuela and so there is value at 5/4 on them to win this one to nil.
Top 3 Bets
Under 2.5 Goals – @3/4
Brazil to Win 1-0 – @9/2
Roberto Firmino to Score anytime – @7/4