Jun 23

Betting tips for Cameroon v Brazil: Predicted line-ups & essential facts and stats

Predicted line-ups:

Cameroon: Itandje; Djeugoue, Nkoulou, Chedjou, Nounkeu; Matip, Aboubakar, Choupo Moting, Mbia, Enoh; Eto’o.

Tottenham’s Benoit Assou-Ekotto may be dropped from the roster following a physical altercation with teammate Benjamin Moukandjo. Alex Song is sidelined due to suspension suspension.

Brazil: Julio Cesar; Alves, Thiago, Luiz, Marcelo; Gustavo, Paulinho; Ramires, Oscar, Neymar; Fred.

Hulk is available again, but may start off on the bench.

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Betting Tip:

Cameroon and Brazil will face each other in the final round of Group A with only the latter able to reach the knockout stages.

While Brazil would need to draw with Cameroon to reach the next round, Volker Finke’s men have no mathematical chance left and will attempt to deliver a solid performance over the host nation in order to conclude the tournament and go home on a good note.

Volker Finke’s men will arrive in Brasilia hoping to restore their lost pride after suffering a 0:4 thrashing at the hand of Croatia last week. The defeat saw Barcelona’s Alex Song booked with a red card after an elbow attack on Mario Madzukic, as well Tottenham’s Benoit Assou-Ekotto head-butting fellow teammate Benjamin Moukandjo. While Song will be sidelined for Monday’s match, Assoi-Ekotto is expected to be dropped from the roster as a consequence for his momentary lapse of reason.

The Selecao did not perform up to their expectations thus far in the tournament, and last week were held to a goalless draw by Mexico. Neymar and his colleagues failed to break the ironclad El Tri defence, featuring Guiilermo Ochoa who delivered the performance of a lifetime and frustrated the Brazilian attack time after time.

Fred, who had been criticised for his poor performance is expected to continue to receive the credit in the starting XI, while Hulk who was absent due to injury is again an option but is likely to start on the bench.

Before the start of the tournament, we would have rendered this fixture a given for the Selecao but with their poor performances as of lately, and considering Cameroon have nothing to lose, Scolari’s men must retain their concentration if they would like to bag the three points and top Group A. Nevertheless, as soon as Brazil manages to score the first goal, it should be fairly easy to add on several others to the scoreline, as Cameroon seem to have a very low breaking point after conceding.

Prediction: Brazil 3 – Cameroon 1

Some essential facts and stats to help with online betting:

Cameroon won the last meeting involving these sides, 1-0, when Samuel Eto’o scored a late winner during the 2003 Confederations Cup.

Brazil’s third group game against Cameroon will be their 100th at World Cup; they are the second team to reach that tally in the competition (Germany leads with 101 games).

Cameroon have hit 30 shots in this World Cup but only three of them have been on target.

Cameroon have kept only one clean sheet in their last 18 World Cup games.

No team has lost seven World Cup games in a row since Mexico in the 1950s (nine games).

Brazil haven’t failed to top their World Cup group since the last tournament in South America (Argentina 1978).

Brazil have hit 14 shots without scoring (since Oscar’s goal v Croatia) at the World Cup.