Brazil meet Belgium in Friday evening’s World Cup quarter-final and the Selecao’s pedigree could serve them well in Kazan.
Brazil to win and both to score @ 29/10
Tite’s men were well fancied after a strong qualifying campaign and have shown signs of improvement in their wins over Serbia and Mexico.
In fact, they have recorded three straight 2-0 wins but their run of clean sheets could be about to come to an end today.
Belgium have scored 12 times in their four game and came from two down to win 2-0 in the last 16, a victory that will have given the Red Devils plenty of belief.
They do have a habit of dropping out in the quarter-finals though, falling in the last eight of both the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016.
The game in Kazan will be a mental test as well as a physical one but they could just fall short again in what should be a thrilling contest.
Kylian Mbappe to score at Anytime @ 11/5
I was split when pondering the earlier game between Uruguay and France, with La Celeste’s collective spirit going up against Les Bleus’ individual brilliance.
However, a young player often makes the World Cup theirs and Kylian Mbappe is that man, almost single-handedly dragging his side through the 4-2 last 16 win over Argentina.
In full flow, he is unstoppable and that brilliance for me will be the difference in Sochi.