The stage is set for the final of the 2021 men’s Olympics football tournament. Sixteen teams from 6 confederations have participated in this year’s competition. Among those teams, the last 2 standing have made it to the men’s Olympics football final. Brazil U23 and Spain U23 will battle for the gold medal. The winner will get gold while the loser will get silver.
The Brazil vs Spain match will start at 11:30 a.m. GMT on Saturday, 7 August 2021. The venue for the final is Nissan Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. In this article, betting tips and match prediction for Brazil vs Spain (August 7) are analyzed. Before getting to that, let’s do a sneak peek of the latest betting odds, teams stats and projected starting lineup
Brazil vs Spain final (August 7) latest odds on betting sites
International betting sites priced Brazil at 2.50 (+150 American; 3/2 Fractional). The odds for a draw are 2.90 (+190; 19/10), while Spain’s odds to win the gold medal is at 3.10 (+210; 21/10).
The approximate probabilities of these outcomes: Brazil — 35%, draw — 33%, Spain — 32%.
Latest betting odds on Brazil vs Spain (7 August 2021):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.70 (+170; 17/10)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.44 (-225; 4/9)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Brazil — 2.25 (+125; 5/4)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Spain — 1.74 (-135; 20/27)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.63 (-160; 5/8)
Brazil vs Spain final (August 7) match preview and stats
Brazil has had a brilliant campaign at the tournament so far. They qualified for the finals after beating the Mexicans 4-1 in penalties. The Selecao have 6 Olympics football medals which include 1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. They won their first gold at home at the 2016 Olympics.
Up till now, the Brazilians are yet to lose a game in the tournament. The Selecao have scored a total of 8 goals and amassed 4 wins with 1 draw. Per game, they are averaging 1.6 goals with 58% possession. The Brazilians are the defending champion and have the chance to win their second consecutive gold medal of the men’s Olympic football tournament.
Brazil Olympic team news: All players are available for the final.
Spain has reached its third men’s Olympics football final in history. They have 1 gold medal and 1 silver medal from the previous finals. This is an opportunity to win their second gold medal. The Spanish team clinched their final spot after a 1-0 win over Japan U23 in extra time. Marco Asensio's 115th-minute curler won the game for them.
La Roja has 3 wins and 2 draws in the tournament. They scored 8 goals and averaged 1.6 goals with 70% possession per game. Spain hasn’t been clinical upfront but their midfield dominance coupled with their solid defence has carried them up to this stage. The defensive stats per game include 0.6 goals with a 60% clean sheet.
Spain Olympics team news: They have a fit squad ahead of the final.
Brazil U23 and Spain U23 have never faced each other at the Olympics before. This will be their first game.
Brazil vs Spain final (August 7) key players and lineups
Brazil Olympic projected starting lineup:
- Aderbar Santos
- Dani Alves
- Diego Carlos
- Guilherme Arana
- Bruno Guimaraes
- Douglas Luiz
The key player to watch out for is Richarlison. He has been outstanding for the team at the tournament. He is leading the golden boot race with 5 goals and 1 assist.
Spain Olympic projected starting lineup:
- Unai Simon
- Pau Torres
- Eric Garcia
- Marc Cucurella
- Oscar Gil
- Martin Zubimendi
- Mikel Merino
- Pedri Gonzalez
- Rafa Mir
- Dani Olmo
- Mikel Oyarzabal
In Spain’s squad, the player you should be on the lookout for is Mikel Oyarzabal. He was the man of the match against Japan with a 8.6 rating. Oyarzabal has 2 goals and 2 assists so far and provided the assist for Asensio’s goal that sent them into the final.
Brazil vs Spain final (August 7) betting tips and prediction
Before the start of the tournament, Spain and Brazil were favourites to win the gold medal and here they are, in the final together. Predicting the winner might not be easy when you compare the players.
The teams have almost equal strengths and weaknesses, but their key stats give a clue of the winner. Where Spain will have the whip hand is the ball possession. They average at least 70% possession per game and create 13.2 chances per match. These stats in addition to their strong defensive line will put them in a better position to win the match.
Asides from this, Spain’s ability to persevere and keep pushing is second to none. We have seen it in their knockout games. In the game against Cote d’Ivoire, they came back from a 2-1 deficit and won 5-2, also in the game against Japan they won 1-0 in extra time. It’s going to take a lot to break this team’s mentality.
Betting prediction: Spain to win
Odds: 3.10 (+210 American; 21/10 Fractional)