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Copa do Brasil

Flamengo football player cheering a goal during Brazil Cup

In Brazil, football comes close to a religion. Many of the country’s regions have football leagues and fans scrutinise the national team, the Seleção, like no other organisation in the country. The Brazil Cup is a fine competition for betting on. Minnows can upset the odds, David can beat Goliath and even the biggest team can have a bad day at the office.

Brazil Cup Of Football History

BetGold enables you to read top betting tips and enjoy sports bonuses to enhance your Copa do Brasil odds, which was first held in 1989. 32 teams first contested the trophy, growing in number to 64 in the 2000s. 

The holder was unable to defend their title in those days because they took part in the Copa Libertadores which occurred during the tournament. From 2013 onwards, the previous year’s winner was able to join in the latter stages, which means a total of 91 teams play in the Brazil Cup.

Historically Cruzeiro are the leaders in the winners table. They have six Brazil Cups, while Grêmio have five (including the first one in 1989) and three clubs are on three: Corinthians, Flamengo and Palmeiras. Cruzeiro famously managed to win both the Brazil Championship and the Brazil Cup in 2003; they won in 2017 and 2018, while first-time winners Athletico Paranaense are the current holders.

Historic Players Of The Copa do Brasil

When it comes to goalscorers, the legendary Romario has 36 goals in the Brazil Cup, winning the Golden Boot in both 1998 and 1999. He started his career at Vasco da Gama before joining PSV Eindhoven then moving to Barcelona. He then returned to Brazil to play for Flamengo, Vasco da Gama again and Fluminense. Incredibly, the 1994 World Cup superstar never won the Brazil Cup.

Elsewhere on the scoring charts Viola has 29 while there is a three-way tie for third place: Oseas and Paulo Nunes and Fred all have 28, with Fred scoring 30 goals in 28 games. Aside from four years at Lyon, the much-maligned number nine has been prolific with the likes of Fluminense and Atlético Mineiro. 

Unlike Romário, Fred does have a Brazil Cup medal, having helped Cruzeiro win their sixth trophy in 2018. Viola, meanwhile, was part of the Corinthians side who triumphed in 1995. The odds of winning the trophy are improved significantly with a striker such as Fred or Romário (an impossible comparison, granted) in your team.

Why Bet On The Brazil Cup?

Betting on the 2020 tournament has been suspended, because the third stage was interrupted. The likes of Cruzeiro, Fluminense and Vasco da Gama have been kept apart in the draw and all three lost their respective first legs, with the second leg still to be played at some future date. The teams who overcame the past winners – CRB, Figueirense and Goias – have an anxious wait to see whether they can upset the betting odds again.

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