USA vs Brazil
Date: Saturday, 8 September 2018
Kick-off at 0:30 UK/ 1:30 CET
Venue: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford).
The Outlaws will be hosting the Brazil in the MetLife stadium for this much awaited friendly clash.
Most notably, this will USA national team will be coming into this match in high spirits after drawing with the world champions in their last international friendly fixture.
The outcome in this away match against France will serve as an encouragement for the Outlaws. They may want to should their improvement in form and performance in this home matchup.
USA remain unbeaten in their last international home fixtures and will be striving to get out of this game with a better result. The team will be without Borussia Dortmund’s star Christian Pulisic as he continues struggling with a muscular injury.
This is the first international fixture for Little Canary after an unanticipated exit from the Russia world cup 2018 courtesy of a 2-1 thrashing by Belgium.
There are some notable absentees for this away matchup as coach Tite left out Gabriel Jesus and Marcelo from the squad that is travelling north. However, Manchester united Andreas Pereira and Liverpool’s Fabinho are in the squad.
Brazil have shown extremely solid defensive tactics in their last non-competitive matches. This follows their ability to keep a clean sheet in the last five friendly matches and conceding just two goals in their last 10 games.
USA vs Brazil Head-to-Head
- The last two trips in 2012 and 2015 brought 4-1 wins for La Canarinha.
- In fact, Brazil remains the most dominant in all the last 6 encounters against USA, having won all the 6 h2h meetings.
- Most of the matches have ended with over 2.5 goals.
USA vs Brazil Prediction
La Canarinha are firm favorites against a USA side who had the summer off following their failure to qualify for the World Cup. However, this game might not see as many goals as the previous visits.
Brazil will be aiming to record ye another friendly victory in this game. In short, with Brazil perhaps fielding a more experimental line-up, there is a chance we see a slightly less comprehensive victory than we have done in their previous visits.
USA vs Brazil Betting tips
Brazil to win with over 2.5 team goals @ 9/10 (1.90)
Brazil to score in both halves @ 2.10 (11/10).