Brazil is not only the host country for the 2014 World Cup, but also one of the favorites to win the entire tournament. Though they are a young club and weak at striker, they makes up for it with talent and depth up front. Neymar is a budding superstar, and with a physical midfield, the club won’t be forced to score a lot of goals. It can grind out low-scoring victories if needed.
Brazil is expected to win Group A in a cakewalk, and finishing anywhere but first in the grouping will raise many questions. If and when they make it to the knockout Round of 16, a difficult battle with either Spain (whom Brazil defeated in last year’s Confederations Cup) or the Netherlands likely looms. A relatively weak group stage should allow for the home team to work out any kinks.
Below is a complete preview of Brazil’s strengths and weaknesses, along with 2014 World Cup odds for the team. Be sure to check out BetDSI for real-time game updates, as they will have live trackers throughout the tournament.