Stadium: Miyagi (Rifu).
For Ivory Coast to reach the quarter-finals, all they need to do is not lose to the Germans in the upcoming game. Will the Africans be able to cope with this challenging task? We predict that Germany will pick up the pace and clinch another victory!
The German team at the Olympic Games in Tokyo shows character. In the tournament’s first match, the Germans looked awful half an hour before losing to the Brazilians 0:3, but then managed to reduce the gap to the minimum, and the last goal was missed on 94 minutes when they went on the attack with all their might. In the second game, Stefan Kuntz’s side drew with Saudi Arabia when Amos Pieper got a red card for a foul, but that did not stop the Germans from scoring the winning goal when they were 3-2 down with a chance of qualifying.
Ivory Coast have produced another strong generation. Suppose the Orange stars of the past played in the last decade. In that case, when Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba showed themselves in major international tournaments, the Elephants have new top-class players who have not refused to come to the Olympics. Such a powerful team, featuring Eric Bailly, Frank Kessie, Amad Diallo and other famous players, beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 in the first match. The second game managed to split points with the Brazilian team 0-0. However, the Brazilians played shorthanded almost all game. The main match of the tournament awaits the Ivorians, and whether they will qualify from the group or not will depend on it.
Expert Betting Tips
The German national team played in a good mood their first two games at the Olympics, but they approach the third game with quite sad prospects, as only a victory will allow them to leave the group. Their opponents are a tough Ivorian side that is undefeated in the Games, so it will not be easy for the Germans. It won’t be easy, but that is their main advantage because they show their best football in the tournament only when the situation starts to get tight. Stefan Kuntz’s charges will show their character to the world once again. That’s why we need to place our money on Germany’s victory for 2.14.
Looking at the position in the standings, we should expect a few goals in the upcoming encounter. The reason is that the meeting between the Germans and the Ivorians will determine who will advance from Group D to the quarter-finals. The risk of any errors is too significant so that the players will proceed with maximum caution. The German national team gave two super-productive matches, but the main reason for these was Amos Pieper, who made errors and forced the Germans to go on the attack, and now he is disqualified. As a result, Total Under 2.5 goals for 2.02 seems to be the best option for the prediction.
Max Kruse is one of the three players in the German national team to fall out of the age limit, so he is expected to make a difference for his team. The Union forward is now 33 and has had a good season in the Bundesliga, scoring 11 goals, and is now trying to prove himself at the Olympics. In the game against Saudi Arabia, he converted the corner that led to Ohis Uduokhai’s winning goal, and he also proposed to his girlfriend after the game. Perhaps these events will give the German a boost, so a bet on Max Kruse’s goal for 2.60 is worth looking into.