After countless games and encounters, ranging from the most spectacular and eventful to the dullest, we now know the names of the two teams fighting for Olympic Gold.
Nobody could say their names come as a surprise – after all, Brazil and Germany are two of the teams with the largest history in all footballing competitions, including the Olympic Games.
The final will take place just a few days after the 2 year anniversary of the dreaded Germany 7-1 Brazil in the World Cup. Will we see revenge?
Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Football Betting Previews, Odds And Tips
Betting Odds: Brazil 2.00 or 1/1 Draw 3.50 or 5/2 Germany 3.60 or 13/5
That is exactly what the Brazilians are looking for, and they’ve got almost every advantage possible: They’re playing on home ground, they’ve got a great team, they’re clearly growing in form game after game after a rather sketchy start, and they’re desperate to win a major trophy.
Neymar is another great advantage the team has – not a lot of teams are able to bring a world class player in this Olympic Squad. Morale is high after the 6-0 win over Honduras in the semi-finals, but will it be enough?
Truth is, you never really know what will be enough if you plan on beating the Germans. They’ve only won 1-0 over Nigeria in the semi-finals but are a team which is exceptionally well put-together and features some great quality players.
They play very balanced football both in attack and defense and will be looking to repeat the victory from two years ago, even though they probably won’t repeat the scoreline.
We think we will be looking at a rather close final and predicting the winner is next to impossible. If we’re looking at the number of goals, we think that 1 is almost sure, 2 are very likely and even over 2,5 will probably happen – especially if one of the team manages to score early on in the game.
Neymar is usually good in finals, so if you are looking to place a bet on a goalscorer, he is the most obvious choice, together with Petersen and Gnabry on the German side.
Unfortunately, these are the only clear bets we see for this final – outright winners, yellow cards or possession are just gambling in a game between two evenly-matched teams. Best of luck!
Both Teams To Score – Yes: 1.70 or 7/10
Total Goals – Over 2.5: 1.85 or 17/20
Rio 2016 Olympic Football Predictions & Betting Tips
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