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Confederations Cup action on Thursday features semi final soccer betting action as Brazil meets South Africa with the winner advancing to the final. Confederations Cup handicappers have had high expectations for Brazil, as is always the case in soccer betting, while South Africa was not expected to contend.

South Africa has a Confederations Cup record of 1 win, 1 draw, and 1 loss.  The South Africans play in very low scoring soccer betting games as for the tournament they have 2 goals for and 2 goals against.  They will be heavy underdogs against the soccer betting odds versus Brazil.

South Africa’s opening game in Confederations Cup action was a 0-0 draw against Iraq.  That was followed by a 2-0 win over New Zealand.  In their third Confederations Cup matchup against powerful Spain the South Africans were shutout 0-2.  Bernard Parker is the leading scorer for South Africa in Confederations Cup action as he has both of the team’s goals for the tournament.  Goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune played all 3 of the Confederations Cup matches for South Africa.

Brazil has a perfect Confederations Cup record of 3 wins in 3 games and has the most powerful offense in the tournament as they have scored 10 goals, which is tops in both divisions.  Brazil has a deep and loaded roster for
Confederations Cup action and does not lack for scoring potential.  Luis Fabiano leads Brazil with 3 goals.  Kaka has 2 goals and 2 assists.  Maicon has 1 goal and 2 assists.  Juan, Robinho, and Felipe Melo each have a goal.  Goalkeeper Julio Cesar has played all 3 games for Brazil and has allowed 3 goals, (all in the first game).

Brazil’s first game in the tournament was a thrilling 4-3 win over Egypt.  That was followed by a rather easy 3-0 win over the United States.  In their third game of the tournament Brazil shutout Italy 3-0. While a Brazil vs. Spain final is what everyone is expecting the South African team is scrappy and would love to pull off the upset.


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