World Cup Betting Tips: Brazil still favourites after late show against Costa Rica

Brazil are still 4/1 (5.0) with dabblebet favourites to win the World Cup after scraping past Costa Rica.

Even a wholly unconvincing performance from the Selecao hasn’t deterred the bookmakers, who still believe they have the best chance of winning the tournament.

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Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored injury time goals for the five-time champions to move them to the top of Group E, at least temporarily, and in a strong position to qualify for the knockouts.

Costa Rica kept one of the tournament favourites at bay for extended periods and looked set to claim a point, but two late strikes eliminated the North Americans from the tournament.

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Coutinho’s goal, which came courtesy of a toe-poke from six yards out, was his second of the tournament and he is now 16/1 (17.0) to be the World Cup’s top scorer.

Neymar eventually found the net after a frustrating afternoon in Saint Petersburg, with the Paris Saint-Germain striker having a penalty overturned by VAR with the score still at 0-0 and being booked for dissent later on.

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One the ante post favourites to win the Golden Boot, Neymar wasted multiple chances against Costa Rica but he can still be backed at 11/1 (12.0) to be top scorer despite having just one goal to his name so far.

Brazil are in a strong position to win Group E but face competition from both Serbia and Switzerland for that top spot.

A win for Tite’s men against Serbia next week, which would mean they qualify for the knockout stages as group winners, is priced at just 1/2 (1.50), with the Europeans out at 11/2 (6.50).

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