Our football match prediction:
Brazil will be looking to bounce back from a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Argentina when they take on Australia in a friendly at Melbourne Cricket Ground. The South American giants will use Tuesday’s football match as a good test for upcoming World Cup qualifier against Ecuador and we predict that the Brazilians are going to take the match very seriously. Neymar has been omitted from the squad, but Premier League duo Willian – Coutinho is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Australia, on the other hand, recorded a very important 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia in their last qualifying match, but beating the Selecao is easier said than done. As previously mentioned, Brazil are desperate to make amends for the defeat to Argentina and, taking everything into account, there is a big value in betting on Tite’s troops. Brazil rolled over Australia 6-0 in their last meeting in a friendly match.
Highlighted Player (Dani Alves):
After spending six seasons at Sevilla, Dani Alves joined Barcelona on 2 July, 2008. The pacey footballer is capable of playing as both full back and a right winger and he won a number of trophies with Barca from 2008 to 2016. After winning six La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies, he moved to Juventus in the summer of 2016. He signed a two-year deal with the Bianconeri and he was given shirt number 23. The Brazilian player was born in Juazeiro on 6 May, 1983 and he played seven games for the Brazilian U20 team in the past. Dani Alves made his debut for the senior team on 7 October, 2006, coming as a substitute in a friendly against Kuwait. In 2007 he won the Copa America trophy with the Selecao and that is considered his biggest success, speaking of his international career. Alves has a contract with Juventus which expires on 30 June, 2018. He joined the Italian giants on a free transfer.
Highlighted Team (Australia):
Australia are a member of the Asian Football Confederation as they left the Oceania Football Confederation in 2006. The Socceroos made it to the World Cup finals for the first time back in 1974, but they failed to make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament in Germany. In 2006, though, the Australians did well to advance to the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup, but eventual champions Italy proved to be a big catch for Guus Hiddink’s troops. Australia participated at the World Cup finals in 2010 and 2014 as well, but they failed to impress at the tournaments in South Africa and Brazil respectively. In 2015 the Socceroos won the Asian Cup trophy, with the team beating South Korea in the title game and that is regarded as the team’s biggest success. Tim Cahill is considered one of the most famous footballers that played for Australia and it has to be noted that the former Premier League star scored his 48th goal for the Socceroos in a 1-0 win over UAE in September, 2016.