Group G features the bookies' pre-tournament favourites to win the World Cup. Five-time winners Brazil have named an incredibly strong squad but have been drawn into a potentially tricky group alongside Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon. Providing odds from our betting partners at BoyleSports, we'll run the rule over the four nations that make up Group G at the FIFA World Cup.
- World Cup best: Winners (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
- FIFA World Ranking: 1st
- World Cup odds: 3/1
Brazil qualified first in the CONMEBOL section of World Cup qualifiers. The five-time World Cup winners remained unbeaten throughout the campaign, winning 14 of their 17 matches.
The tournament favourites have lost just once in the past three years but unfortunately that defeat came at the hands of fierce rivals, Argentina in the 2021 Copa America final.
For a decade, Neymar has been the talisman of the Brazil national side. The PSG forward will once again carry the hopes of a nation upon his shoulders but he rarely disappoints. Neymar could become Brazil's all-time top scorer in Qatar as he currently sits just two goals shy of Pele's 77-goal record.
This season Neymar has scored eleven times in fourteen Ligue 1 matches. With Brazil expected to go deep into the tournament, he's an excellent proposition in the Golden Boot market at 9/1.
- World Cup best: Fourth (1930, 1962)
- FIFA World Ranking: 21st
- World Cup odds: 80/1
Serbia are tournament dark horses for many. In qualifying, they pipped Portugal to automatic qualification after coming from behind to win in Lisbon on the final match day.
Serbia arrive in Qatar in red-hot form and are unbeaten in six matches. As well as topping their World Cup qualification group. Serbia also clinched promotion to the top tier of the UEFA Nations League but finishing first in a group consisting of Norway, Slovenia and Sweden.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is Serbia's all-time top scorer with 50 goals in 76 internationals and the Fulham forward will be key to his nation's prospects at the World Cup.
- World Cup best: Quarter Final (1934, 1938, 1958)
- FIFA World Ranking: 15th
- World Cup odds: 80/1
There are many parallels between Serbia and Switzerland, making this an incredibly tough group. Like Serbia, Switzerland topped their qualification group ahead of one of Europe's heavyweights. The Swiss were unbeaten in qualifying to edge out European champions, Italy.
Since booking their place in Qatar. Switzerland earned three consecutive Nations League wins over Portugal, Spain and Czech Republic to further enhance the threat they pose to their Group G rivals.
- World Cup best: Quarter Final (1990)
- FIFA World Ranking: 43rd
- World Cup odds: 200/1
Cameroon are undoubtedly the weakest team in Group G and progressing from the World Cup group stage for the first time since 1990 seems unlikely.
However, their recent record has been encouraging. Cameroon eliminated Ivory Coast at the group stage of their World Cup qualifying campaign before edging out Algeria in the play-offs. In the 2021 AFCON, Cameroon agonisingly lost a semi-final penalty shootout to Egypt.
Match Day One: Fixtures and Odds (24th November)
Switzerland v Cameroon
- Switzerland: 8/11
- Draw: 13/5
- Cameroon: 4/1
Brazil v Serbia
- Brazil: 4/9
- Draw: 16/5
- Serbia: 6/1