Stadium: Saitama 2002 (Saitama).
Mexico and Japan have already met at the 2020 Olympics, with the Samurai winning 2-1. Can the hosts win again? We predict that this time the Mexicans will be closer to success and take the bronze!
The Mexican team had a very decent tournament at the Olympics. At least they weren’t boring to watch, as every match they played was a carnival of scoring madness, but then they were thwarted by Brazil in the semi-finals. The Mexicans had to suffer against the Brazilians for 120 minutes. Yes, both teams had a couple of chances in that time, and in the 92nd minute, the Brazilians hit the post, but in the end, everything was decided in a penalty shootout where Mexican field players missed twice and lost.
For Mexico, their home tournament at the Olympics can be divided into a group stage and a play-off. In their group, they dominated in every game, taking turns beating opponents from South America, Mexico, and France by a combined score of 7-1, which allowed them to take first place in the group. Alas, that was the end of the Samurai’s exploits. First, they played a mediocre quarter-final against a humble New Zealand side, winning only a penalty shootout 1-0. Then they poorly played against Spain, again ending up in penalties, with La Roja winning.
Expert Betting Tips
The match for the bronze medals is an exciting game. We will see a battle of players of a decent level and a psychological duel, as both teams recently lost their chance to fight for the Olympic gold medal. The Japanese side, which had to put up with a barrage of Spanish attacks for 120 minutes but ultimately missed out on a home game final, will be more likely to take the brunt of the blow. It might be easier for the Mexicans as they are burdened with less responsibility. Therefore, we have to place our highest bet on Mexico to win for 2.74.
The national teams of Mexico and Japan were boring in their semi-finals, playing 120 minutes without scoring a goal each. The teams must not spoil another match for football fans by playing as cautiously and ineffectively as they did. They are not yet through to the final, so it’s time to relax and enjoy the game, although they are still in the running for an Olympic bronze medal. As a result, Total Over 2.5 goals for 1.87 seems the best option for our prediction.
Henry Martin is one of the most experienced players in the Mexican national team, and there is a good reason he was included in the list of three players over 24 years old who can be placed over the limit at the Olympics. Last season, he played for Mexican club America, scoring 16 goals in 34 games. The 28-year-old forward started the Olympic tournament poorly, failing to score in his first two games but netting three goals. With that in mind, a bet on Henry Martin’s goal is worth considering for 3.00.