Brazil vs Cameroon FIFA LIVE Football Score 02/12/2022
Brazil can cruise into the knockout round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a full complement of nine points from the group stage with a win over Cameroon on Friday. The Seleção fended off challenges from Switzerland and Serbia to come away from the first two Group G games with six points. Brazil is already through to the round of 16, and it needs at least one point to secure the top spot in Group G. The South American side should be aiming for a perfect group-stage finish. Brazil and Portugal, which also plays Friday, are the only teams that could achieve a flawless nine-point run.
Cameroon needs a win and for Switzerland to lose to Serbia in the other Group G game to advance into the round of 16. They could also progress if Switzerland only manages a draw, but Cameroon would need to beat Brazil by two clear goals. The Indomitable Lions played to a thrilling 3-3 draw with Serbia to get on the board in Group G with one point, but scoring against Brazil will be a much more difficult task. Brazil could end up as the only team to earn nine points from its World Cup group.
That statistic is dependent on what Portugal does earlier on Friday against South Korea. Even if Portugal wins, Brazil would be trying to join rarified air with a perfect run through Group G. All of the other top contenders in Qatar stumbled at some point. France looked the strongest through two matches, but then it opted for squad rotation over another win in its final group match against Tunisia. Spain drew with Germany, England tied with the United States and Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia.
Brazil could employ some squad rotation, as the French did on Wednesday, but the quality within the squad may not dip as much as France. The Seleção can bring Gabriel Jesus, Antony and Gabriel Martinelli off the bench to replace Richarlison, Vinicius Junior and others in attack. Brazil’s second-string team would be good enough to start for most of the other 31 nations entered into the tournament.
The most impressive part of Brazil’s early World Cup success has been its back line. Switzerland and Serbia were both held to clean sheets, and Alisson had little to do in net in both games. The defensive success will be vital in slowing down Cameroon on Friday and in future matches when one play could decide the result.
Cameroon and Brazil will meet in the last round of Group G and their duel is scheduled for Friday, December 2nd. So, let’s take a closer look at this game and what we can expect to happen in it. Cameroon face a must-win game against one of the favourites to win the World Cup in their third and final group game, while their opponents Brazil look to make it three wins from three in Group G. So, here are some free betting tips for this match:
Brazil have won their opening two group games and are yet to concede a goal at the World Cup so you can see why we’re backing Richarlison and co to win and keep a clean sheet against Cameroon, even if they don’t need the win to get to the next stage. However, Brazil does need to win to secure first place since Switzerland could beat Serbia and if Brazil losses, goal difference would determine the winner of the group. So, we can see Brazil taking this game seriously and winning. After all, Brazil have played Cameroon five times before and have picked up four wins and three clean sheets from those encounters.
We’re not expecting this game to be packed with goals as while we believe Brazil will keep a clean sheet, we also expect the South Americans to rotate their starting eleven which is bound to upset their flow. And while Cameroon has a good offence, Brazil has yet to concede in this tournament. Also, under 2.5 goals have been scored in three of the last four meetings between these two nations and on each of those occasions, one of the teams has won and kept a clean sheet. So, under 2.5 total goals sounds like a reasonable bet.
Obviously, Brazil is the clear favourite in this match and they have a win probability of 69.9% according to the average odds. Meanwhile, Cameroon doesn’t have a huge chance to win the game with a win probability of 11.8%. Lastly, the probability of a draw in this match is 20%. When it comes to goals, the bookies expect to see them in this game. After all, the average odds on over 2.5 total goals are 11/14 (1.79), which is the same as a 56% probability. On the other hand, the odds on under 2.5 total goals are 22/19 (2.16), which amounts to a 46.3% probability.
Finally, if you are interested in markets with high odds, we checked the correct score market for you. If we go by the average odds, the most likely correct scores for Cameroon vs Brazil are 1-0, 2-0, and 2-1 to Brazil. The last duel between these two teams was four years ago, which was a friendly match that Brazil won 1-0. However, the two teams also met in 2014 at World Cup in Brazil. It was a group-stage match which Brazil won comfortably 4-1, backed by their passionate fans. More than a few players from both teams also played in that game, so this will be a chance for a rematch for them.
Cameroon face a tough task in beating Brazil in their final group game and even the 3pts might not be enough to help them in their quest to progress further in the World Cup as Switzerland are already two points ahead of them and would likely only need a draw against Serbia to pinch second place in Group G. Still, there is a chance for Cameroon to get to the next stage and they will certainly give their best to get there.
Brazil are looking to make in three wins from three games in Group G this week, all of which could be achieved without their star player Neymar who picked up an ankle injury in the opening game against Serbia whilst the game was goalless. In truth, Brazil haven’t needed Neymar up until now but they might miss his star quality when it comes to playing against one of the bigger nations.
When it comes to team news, Neymar remains out, but he will hopefully be back for the knockout stages. Also, Danilo and Alex Sandro will be out as well through injuries, but we will certainly see many other changes in Brazils starting lineup since they will want to keep the players fresh and healthy for the next stage.