Triumphant start for Brazil

  • Last Updated: June 13 2014, 10:01 BST

Brazil got off to a winning start at the World Cup and the hosts and tournament favourites are now into 11/4 from 7/2 with Coral and the same price from 3/1 with Hills and Sky Bet.

Brazil are 3/1 to lift the World Cup
Brazil are 3/1 to lift the World Cup

Coral then eased them again back to their original price and are a standout 3/1 with the likes of Stan James, BetVictor and Betfred just 5/2 currently.

Coral spokesman John Hill said: "Punters have got off to a good start with the favourites winning the opening game.

"Brazil look certain to qualify now according to the betting but are unmoved in the outright market."

Neymar scored twice in a 3-1 win over Croatia after the latter had taken a shock lead through a Marcelo own goal.

Neymar's brace has seen him cut to 5/2 favourite at Hills and sportingbet to be the top scorer in Brazil with Lionel Messi next in the betting at 8/1.

Hills make Neymar 2/1 to be the player of the tournament.