All recent sports new articles are centered around the long-awaited Olympic soccer match between Brazil and Germany.
The game is held at the group stage of the Tokyo Olympics and will determine which team advances to the 1/4 finals. The football giants will meet today at the Tokyo stadium at 13:30 (СET).
Both teams have strong a line-up and have shown their best performance at the previous championships. So, today’s match is going to be a heated confrontation. Find out the experts’ predictions for the game.
Is Brazil bound to claim the gold again?
The Brazilian team has already beaten the German squad to first place in a penalty shootout during the 2016 Rio Olympics. This was the first gold Olympic medal for the Selecao, whereas the Germans are yet to claim the gold. Thursday match is a perfect opportunity for the German soccer squad is to seek a rematch.
Brazilians also seem to be better prepared for the championship, as they have won five of the seven games during the pre-Olympic tournament in Latin America. Germany, at the same time, had only tied with Honduras in the preparation game.
Despite the Olympics’ age restrictions for male soccer teams, which only allow players under the age of 23 with 3 exceptions to partake in the game, both teams have outstanding players in their line-ups.
While Neymar, who kicked the winning goal in 2016 is not present, Brazilians have star forwards such as Richarlison de Andrade, Matheus Cunha, and Malcolm. This allows for aggressive play during the match. The Germans are less experienced than their rivals, but they have a skilled forward, Max Kruse, a star goalkeeper from Bundesliga, Florian Muller, and midfield, Arne Maier, who has shined during the EURO 2020.
What are the odds for the match?
As it is clearly seen from the bookmaking odds, experts have a lot of expectations for Brazil. The Germans, however, are in great shape and are eager to reclaim the gold. So, today’s match is going to be an aggressive encounter between two strong teams.
Odds from Bet365
- Brazil – 1/1;
- Germany – 14/5;
- draw – 23/10.
Odds from William Hill
- Brazil – 1/1;
- Germany – 27/10;
- draw – 21/10.
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