Match Time: 10/10/2019 20:00 Thursday(GMT+8)
Brazil: Prepares for the Superclasico ( Recent Form: D W W D L )
Brazil can look back on a great football summer, in which it was once again crowned champion of South America in its own country for the first time in twelve years. However, last month's international period was by no means a success. The 2-2 draw against Colombia in Miami was reasonable, but the 0-1 defeat against Peru in Los Angeles a few days later was of course not. National coach Tite raged in that international match and kept Neymar out of the starting eleven, but he will be disappointed that the Brazilian series of seventeen unbeaten games in a row has ended. The aim of the upcoming practice matches in Singapore against Senegal and Nigeria is to build up confidence in the run-up to next month's Superclasico de las Americas against archrival Argentina in Saudi Arabia. In any case, Tite has put together a strong selection, and therefore mainly sticks to the well-known names. Neymar is on the eve of his hundredth international match, and hopes to be able to crown that milestone with a goal.
Senegal: Four wins in a row ( Recent Form: L W W W W )
Senegal is disappointed by last summer's Africa Cup final, in which Algeria narrowly turned out to be 0-1. National coach Aliou Cisse, however, is not disappointed and is already looking ahead to the future. The selection of De Leeuwen van Teranga does not house debutants, but it does house five players who have less than five caps behind their name. The star player of Senegal is of course attack leader Sadio Mane, who is currently leading the English Premier League with his club Liverpool. However, the defense of West Africans is also very strong, because in its last ten international matches, Senegal only had to allow two goals. In addition, best defender Kalidou Koulibaly is available again, since he has been absent since the Africa Cup final.
THE BETTING VERDICT:
After all, Brazil is the logical favorite, but with Mane and Koulibaly, among others, Senegal has some really good players who can get the South Americans to get their blood off the nails. I therefore prefer to stay far away from the matchodds. However, I think the odd for the bet under 2.5 goals is worth it. Both Brazil and Senegal have their defensive tasks in perfect order, plus the tropical conditions in Singapore could play a major role. In six of the twelve Brazilian international matches and nine of the twelve Senegalese international matches of 2019 this pick was winning.
Brazil VS Senegal
O/U Pick: Under 2.5 goals