Cameroon will host Brazil in Group G of the FIFA World Cup.
The match will start at 7 p.m. GMT on Friday, 2 December 2022. The match venue is Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail.
Latest odds on betting sites
Cameroon to-win odds are priced at 8.50 (+750; American 75/10 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 5.00 (+400; 4/1), while Brazil to-win odds are priced at 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Cameroon — 12%, draw — 19%, Brazil— 69%.
Latest betting odds on Cameroon vs Brazil (2 December 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+120; 6/5)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Cameroon — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Brazil — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
Match preview and statistics
Cameroon played a 3-3 draw against Serbia in their last game. Jean-Charles Castelletto opened the scoreline in the 29th minute with a nice finish from close range. Serbia responded with two goals as Strahinja Pavlovic levelled the scoreline in the 46th minute with a nice header into the net. Sergej MilinkovicSavic made it 2-1 in the 48th minute with a nice finish into the bottom corner.
Aleksandar Mitrovic made it 3-1 in the 53rd minute with a nice finish from close range. Vincent Aboubakar made it 3-2 with an outrageous finish as he beat the defender before placing a delicious chip over the goalkeeper and into the net. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting levelled the scoreline in the 66th minute with a nice finish from close range.
Cameroon created three big chances during the game with 2.29 expected goals. They had 13 shots with eight being on target. Cameroon needs a win against Brazil to qualify for the knockout stages. Aboubakar was key when he came on against Serbia as he got a goal and provided an assist. He will need to start to boost the attacking prowess of the national team.
Cameroon team news: All players are fit and available
Brazil got a 1-0 win over Switzerland in a tough match. Casemiro scored the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute as he smashed a half-volley into the far corner. Brazil had two big chances with 1.02 expected goals. The Selecao had 13 shots with five being on target as they secured all three points.
Brazil found it hard to break Switzerland's defence in the first half after their opponents played a deep block. Casemiro scored a wonderful goal and they won the game. Neymar is still out of the third game as he will be back for the round of 16. Brazil has been good during the World Cup but has found it difficult to break down low blocks.
Brazil team news: Neymar is out with an ankle injury. Danilo is out with an ankle injury.
Cameroon vs Brazil H2H
Brazil has won two of the last two games between both sides.
Projected lineups and key players
Cameroon projected starting lineup:
- Devis Epassy
- Collins Fai
- Jean-Charles Castelletto
- Nicolas N'Koulou
- Nouhou Tolo
- Frank Anguissa
- Martin Hongla
- Pierre Kunde
- Bryan Mbeumo
- Eric Choupo-Moting
- Vincent Aboubakar
Vincent Aboubakar scored a goal in their 3-3 draw against Serbia. The Cameroon international also provided an assist in a wonderful display. Aboubakar has scored 34 goals in 66 appearances for the national team.
Brazil projected starting lineup:
- Eder Militao
- Thiago Silva
- Alex Sandro
- Lucas Paqueta
- Vinicius Junior
Casemiro scored the only goal in their 1-0 win over Switzerland. The Brazilian international made five interceptions and one block. Casemiro has been Brazil’s best player in the World Cup so far as they are yet to concede a shot on target.
Predictions and betting tips
This is a must-win game for Cameroon as they need a win to qualify for the knockout stages. Brazil on the other hand have qualified and will be looking to get maximum points in this game. Cameroon has scored a goal in three of their last five games in all competitions. Brazil has scored a goal in five of its last five games. I predict both teams will score.
Both teams have good attackers and can score a lot of goals. Cameroon played a 3-3 thrilling game in their last game. Two of the last four Brazil games have ended in over 2.5 goals. I predict over 2.5 goals
Betting prediction: Both teams to score
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)