Betting on Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A is the premier national club competition in the huge country of Brazil. Also simply known as Brazil’s Série A, it is a league containing a host of internationally recognized names which have become synonymous with the superstars of world football that Brazil continues to produce on an unrivalled basis. The club Santos, for example, will forever be the club of Pelé, and more recently Neymar.
Despite its fame and prestige, the national championship is not incredibly organized or awash with money, meaning that young Brazilian footballing talent often departs Brazilian shores before even a handful of appearances have been made. 18-year-old Vinicius Junior is a case in point: the Real Madrid player had made less than 40 first team appearances for Flamengo before securing a move to the then reigning European Champions. European scouts are a constant sight at Brazilian football matches, and for good reason.
Série A itself is a 20-team tournament which runs from April to December of every calendar year. The bottom four teams at the end of each team are relegated to Série B. Title odds are a major topic of conversation for both Brazilian football fans and their fellow fans around the world, and there are a number of passionate rivalries which make for an entertaining, colourful and sometimes controversial championship, which features a 38-game season.
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Odds
Betting on Brazil’s Série A is a popular pastime for a legion of football fans, both within and outside of the country: charmed by the famous names playing in the competition, and mesmerized by the style of play that is totally unique to the country. A samba-style of football if you will.
Intriguingly, the league itself is not awash with goals, despite its reputation. At least it hasn’t been in recent years. The current 2019 season has only seen 2.30 goals per game to date, which is well below the global average, while the completed 2018 season saw even less: 2.18 to be precise. That is important information for fans who like to look at goals markets on their betting coupons.
The challenge that Brazilian football perennially has to contend with is the drain of its top talent to Europe, and increasingly other shores. Brazilian players can be found in nearly every competition on earth as they seek to make the kind of money from their talents which is just not obtainable on home soil, for a number of reasons. As such, teams are constantly having to produce new players to replace departing ones, and this creates a league system which appears to forever be in a state of flux. Let us consider that in the last decade, up to and including the completed 2018 campaign, five different teams had clinched the title. If we go back a further ten years, another four teams can be added that list. That means almost half of the current sides which make up the current Série A have won the title in the last 20 seasons. Almost nowhere else on earth can that statistic be rivalled. For that very reason alone, Campeonato Brasileiro Série A odds at the start of every season are incredibly tight.
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Title Odds for 2019
Due to the fact that the Brazilian Série A is played on a calendar year basis, the current competition is in its early stages, and currently sees a number of teams fighting at the top of the table, including some of the most famous names in Brazilian football – Palmeiras, Santos and Flamengo among them.
According to bookmakers, the current Brazil Série A title odds list places Palmeiras as the favourites for the 2019 title due to the fact the club from São Paulo won the competition in 2018 and, the 2019 side currently sit pretty at the top of the nascent league. The club is also statistically the most successful in the history of Brazilian football, although no team has dominated to the extent we have become used to in the likes of Europe with Juventus and Bayern Munich, for example.
Flamengo and Santos come next in the betting in terms of odds, while 2017 champions Corinthians have had a difficult start to the new season and already sit a long way back, both in terms of points and odds.
The 2019 season is complicated by the fact the league has taken a hiatus for the duration of the 2019 edition of the Copa América, which will be played in June and July in Brazil itself. At that time, Campeonato Brasileiro Série A title odds will be forsaken in favour of one focus only: the national team winning a ninth title, and its first in 12 years.
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A History
The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, often simply known as Brazil’s Serie A, is quite simply one of the biggest domestic football competitions anywhere in the world, based solely on the size and passion of the Brazilian population. This is a country that lives and breathes football – the success of the national team is founded upon a domestic game never failing to continuously produce talent which is the envy of world football.
Yet the history of nationwide football is Brazil is relatively recent – unsurprisingly really considering the development of the country and its huge geographical size. It was only in 1959 that any semblance of a national competition existed, and it wasn’t until 30 years later that the first Brazil Série A was held. For most of the years before that, it was a competition dominated by the two main population hubs of São Paulo and Rio. These days the 20-team competition is still a hotbed of teams from these two huge markets, but other regions of Brazil are represented too.
Brazil Série A title odds are often spread between a number of historically important teams, of which Santos, Corinthians, São Paulo, Palmeiras, Flamengo and Cruzeiro are just a handful of examples. These six teams, along with Fluminense and Vasco de Gama, are the most successful in the history of Brazilian football, and also boast some of the biggest supports, as well as the most attention on betting coupons, both domestically and internationally. And yet another nine clubs have all claimed the championship title in its history, proof that this is an incredibly competitive league with any number of potential winners at the start of every campaign.
It is worth ending any short history on Brazilian football with the fact that the national team has won an unprecedented five FIFA World Cups. Unsurprising really when you consider just some of the names that have honed their talents through the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and beyond. Here are just a few: Pelé, Jairzinho, Carlos Alberto, Rivellino, Garrincha, Cafu, Careca, Romário, Sócrates, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaká, Dani Alves and Neymar. Phew!