Brazil U23 plays Egypt U23 in the first round of the knockouts. Brazil qualified for the quarter-finals after a 3-1 victory over Saudi Arabia U23. Egypt qualified for the knockout stage after a 2-1 win against the Aussies. Both teams will face off on Saturday. The venue is the Saitama Stadium. The game will start at 9:00 a.m. GMT on Saturday, July 31.
Betting tips and match prediction for Brazil vs Egypt (July 31) are available in this article alongside the latest betting odds, key stats preview and projected starting lineup.
Brazil vs Egypt (July 31) latest odds on betting sites
Brazil U23 was the second favourite by odds to win the Olympic gold initially. Few weeks before the start of the tournament, they were number 1, but Spain overtook them a few days before the start. Brazil’s odds to win the quarter-final fixture are 1.40 (-250 American; 2/5 Fractional).
Odds for a draw are 5.00 (+400; 4/1), while Egypt’s odds to win are 8.80 (+780; 39/5)
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Brazil — 70%, draw — 19%, Egypt — 11%.
Latest betting odds on Brazil vs Egypt (31 July 2021):
- Over 2.5 Goals — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
- Under 2.5 Goals — 2.15 (+115; 23/20)
- Asian Handicap (-1.25) on Brazil — 1.96 (-104; 25/26)
- Asian Handicap (+1.25) on Egypt — 1.93 (-108; 25/27)
- Both Teams To Score (Yes) — 2.06 (+106; 53/50)
- Both Teams To Score (No) — 1.74 (-135; 20/27)
Brazil vs Egypt (July 31) match preview and stats
Brazil has scored 7 goals and conceded 3 goals winning 2 games with 1 draw. Selecao’s attack has been the major boost for this team. Any team going to find it hard outscoring the Canaries.
When the starters are gassed out, you look at the bench and see game-changing talents. Douglas Luiz will be back from suspension for the game. Richarlison currently leads the race of Golden Boot with 5 goals followed by France’s André-Pierre Gignac, who is on 4 goals.
Injuries: All players are fit and available for the tie.
Egypt clinched its quarter-finals spot after defeating Australia U23 (2-0). The goals were important for them, as Argentina would’ve qualified if they didn’t level up. The Pharaohs qualified with a +1 goal difference. They had 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss from the group stage matches.
Shawky Gharib has done a good job so far with the team. The 3-5-2 formation has worked out well for the team.
Mohamed El Shenawi was player of the match with 8.8 ratings. The goalkeeper came clutch for the team in the game against Australia. He made 5 saves, 4 diving saves and 1 sweeper conceding 0 goals. This is by far what any team would’ve desired when on the brink of elimination.
Injuries: No injuries, all players are fit.
Brazil vs Egypt (July 31) key players and lineups
Brazil projected starting lineup:
- Aderbar Santos
- Dani Alves
- Diego Carlos
- Guilherme Arana
- Douglas Luiz
- Bruno Guimaraes
- Mattheus Cunha
Key player to watch out for in the Brazil camp is Richarlison, again. He is the leading top scorer in the whole competition now with 5 goals.
Egypt projected starting lineup:
- Mohamed El Shenawy
- Karim El Eraki
- Mahmoud Hamdi El Wensh
- Ahmed Hegazy
- Osama Galal
- Ahmed Abou El Fotouh
- Salah Mohsen
- Akram Tawfik
- Ahmed Rayyan
- Taher Mohamed
- Ramadan Sobhi
Key player to watch in Egypt's squad is Mohamed El Shenawy. Dropping another masterclass in a crucial game, like Saturday’s game against Brazil, will be massive for the team. If Shenawy can hold the forte, Egypt has a chance of getting past Selecao.
Brazil vs Egypt (July 31) betting tips and prediction
Brazil’s squad has the quality to defend their Olympics Championship. They are just 3 wins away from the gold medal. Selecao has all it takes to win this match. The squad is stronger than Egypt’s when you compare both teams, at least on paper.
Richarlison has found his scoring boots, banging goals upon goals. Besides, the whole squad has great momentum heading into the quarter-finals.
Betting prediction: Brazil to win
Odds: 1.40 (-250 American; 2/5 Fractional)