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Brazil and Spain reach the final match of the Olympics without suffering a single defeat. Whose streak will be interrupted at the end of the upcoming clash? We believe that La Roja will receive the silver medal, while the Brazilians will take the gold!
The Brazilian national team is an excellent name. They have Richarlison, the finalist of last America’s Cup, the world’s most titled player Dani Alves, and several other promising players. This squad already declared their ambitions on the first matchday, when by the 30th minute, they beat the Germans 3-0, after which they calmly brought the matter to a 4-2 victory. Swiftly, the Brazilians won their group, and in the quarter-finals, they beat Egypt 1-0, but without too much trouble. They faced their most challenging match in the semi-final, where Andre Jardine’s side was held scoreless for 120 minutes, but the Yellow and Green came out stronger on penalties.
Spain arrived at the Olympics as the main favourites in the football tournament, which is not surprising because they had six players who played an essential role in the senior team at the recent Euro-2020. Besides them there are Marco Asensio, Marc Cucurella and Carlos Solera. Looking at these guys, there is no doubt that they will now come out and smash everyone in their way, but in their previous five meetings, they have only managed to win once in regular time against the humble Australians, 1-0. They have drawn twice more in the group, beating Ivory Coast in the quarter-final only in extra time and drawing against Japan in the 115th minute.
Expert Betting Tips
Brazil and Spain are the strongest-named teams at the Olympics, and they expectedly reached the final, but they did so in very different ways. If the Yellow and Green dominated each of their matches, scoring several spectacular victories, then La Roja had an effortless set-up on their way to the primary battle of the Games but never really showed themselves. In extra time, victories over Ivory Coast and Japan are not the limit of their dreams, and they are unlikely to add dramatically to their rivalry against a more powerful opponent. As a result, a bet on Brazil’s win for 2.77 is a good option.
The Brazilian and Spanish teams were monstrously boring in their semi-finals. The scoreboard showed mournful zeros after 90 minutes, and then the Spaniards scored the winning goal in the 115th minute, and the Brazilians scored no goals during the whole 120 minutes of the match. Those were the semi-finals. Now, the teams will meet in the Olympic final, where the gold medals are on the line, so there will be much more caution in the players’ actions. Of course, we should not expect a goal feast, and the best option for the prediction is Total Under 1.5 goals for 2.39.
The main hero of the Olympic final should be its brightest player Richarlison. The Brazilian has not been lazy after a difficult season with Everton and a trip to America’s Cup with the leading national team to come to the Olympic tournament, where he demonstrates an excellent game. He is currently the competition’s top scorer, having already netted five goals, with plenty of chances in every game, including a terrifyingly close semi-final against Mexico when he hit the post in the 92nd minute. In such a situation, a bet on Richarlison’s goal for 3.74 is worth a closer look.