Cameroon vs Brazil Prediction - Will The Home Team Return To Wins Against A Thorn Cameroon Side?

Joel Amorim Jun 21, 2014 No Comment 78,649 views
World Cup 2014
Cameroon
Cameroon
vs Brazil
Brazil
ScheduleMonday, 23 June 2014 at 20:00 GMT / 21:00 UK / 01:30 IST
VenueEstádio Nacional (Brasilia)

Next Monday, Cameroon will measure forces with the tournament hosts, Brazil, at Estádio Nacional in Brasilia on a match that will help to decide who will finish at the top of Group A.

What's left for Cameroon at the World Cup?
What's left for Cameroon at the World Cup?

There are no words to describe the Cameroonian team’s poor performances at the World Cup. After being defeated 1-0 by Mexico on the first match, during which Cameroon were completely subjugated to the Tricolor team’s dominance, the African team hit a new low on the clash against Croatia and ended up being trashed by 4-0. It wasn’t only the match’s final result to cast a shadow over the Cameroonian team’s stint at the tournament, but also what happened during the match. During the first-half, the experienced Barcelona’s midfielder Alex Song decided to elbow Mario Mandzukic and was immediately sent off by the referee, leaving his team with just ten men until the end of match. As if this wasn’t enough,  Assou-Ekotto decided to headbutt his teammate Benjamin Moukandjo, probably, who knows, to vent out his personal frustration, nearing the end of the match, on a violent conduct episode that went unnoticed by the officials.

Given all these facts, there isn’t much to say about this Cameroon’s World Cup stint, since that, regardless of the changes implemented by their German manager, Volker Finke, the outcome will be no different.

Will Neymar help Brazil to put up their first quality performance in the tournament?
Will Neymar help Brazil to put up their first quality performance in the tournament?

As for Brazil, the match against Cameroon will be of paramount importance, since if they are defeated, they might say goodbye to the competition.

The home side are firm contenders to claim the tournament title, but their recent performances have been somewhat disappointing. On the first match against Croatia, Brazil obtained a controversial win thanks to an alleged penalty that changed the course of the match. Last Tuesday, when everyone was expecting a solid display by the home side, Brazil frustrated the supporters’ expectations once again and walked away with nothing better than a goalless draw against Mexico. One might claim that Mexico’s goalkeeper, Guillermo Ochoa, put up a vintage performance, although, it is also fair to say that Julio César also had a hand full of great stops at the Brazilian’s net.

For the match against Cameroon, Luiz Felipe Scolari is not yet certain if he will be able to count on the explosive and powerful winger Hulk, who is still recovering from an injury he picked up during the team’s opening clash.

Given the current situation of the Cameroonian National Team, it is fair to say that Brazil are firm favourites to win the match and to thus walk peacefully into the next stage of the competition.

Cameroon

Stats: W-1 L-3 D-1

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Brazil

Stats: W-5 L-0 D-1

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Possible Line-ups

Cameroon (4-2-3-1) - Itandje - Nkoulou - Djoegoe - Chedjou - Nounkeu - Eyong - Makoun - M’bia - Moukandjo - Moting - Webo

Brazil (4-2-2-2) - J. César - Dani Alves - David Luiz - Thiago Silva - Marcelo - Luiz Gustavo - Paulinho - Ramires - Neymar - Oscar - Fred

Prediction: Cameroon 0 Brazil 3

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