Mexico U23 vs Brazil U23 will kick start the semi-finals of the men’s Olympics football tournament. The winner will play in the final against the winner of the Japan vs Spain tie.
The Mexico vs Brazil match is scheduled on 3 August 2021, Tuesday, and is supposed to start at 8:00 a.m. GMT. The match venue is Kashima soccer stadium. Mexico vs Brazil (August 3) prediction and betting tips are available below. However, before we get to that, let’s have a check of the latest betting odds, key stats and projected starting lineups.
Mexico vs Brazil (August 3) latest odds on betting sites
International betting sites price Mexico at 3.60 (+260 American; 13/5 Fractional). Brazil is priced at 2.00 (+100; 1/1), while odds for both teams to draw are 3.40 (+240; 12/5). The approximate probabilities of these outcomes are: Mexico — 27%, draw — 29%, and Brazil — 50%.
Latest betting odds on Mexico vs Brazil (3 August 2021):
- Over 2.5 Goals — 1.85 (-118; 50/59)
- Under 2.5 Goals — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)
- Asian Handicap (+0.5) on Mexico — 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
- Asian Handicap (-0.5) on Brazil — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
- Both Teams To Score (Yes) — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Both Teams To Score (No) — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
Mexico vs Brazil (August 3) match preview and stats
Mexico sealed its semi-final spot after a big win over South Korea U23. El Tri beat the South Koreans 6-3 in 90 minutes. Francisco Cordova was the player of the match. Cordova dropped a brilliant performance in the game: scored 2 goals and assisted in 1 more. Henry Martin was also a top performer. He scored 2 goals in that game
The Mexicans have 3 wins with 1 loss in the Olympic football competition so far. A big win was needed to motivate them for the game against Brazil.
Mexico Olympic team news: Jorge Sanchez is suspended for accumulation of cards while Carlos Rodriguez will be back for the match.
Brazil beat Egypt 1-0 to qualify for the semifinals of the men's Olympics football competition. Matheus Cunha’s 37’ minute goal won the game for them. Generally, the team played well and was able to find the back of the net. They created 10 chances and had 5 shots on target. Douglas Luiz was the man of the match with an 8.5 rating.
Brazil needs to be more clinical against Mexico to increase its chances of winning the tie.
Brazil Olympic team news: Matheus Cunha had a minor injury and was taken off, but he should be available for the game.
Mexico vs Brazil (August 3) key players and lineups
Mexico projected starting lineup:
- Guillermo Ochoa
- Vladimir Lorona
- Cesar Montes
- Johan Vasquez
- Alberto Angulo
- Carlos Rodriguez
- Francisco Cordova
- Luis Romo
- Diego Lainez
- Henry Martin
- Alexis Vega
The key player to watch out for in the Mexico squad is Francisco Cordova. Cordova had a 9.4 rating in the last game. He scored 2 goals and provided 1 assist.
Brazil projected starting lineup:
- Aderbar Santos
- Dani Alves
- Diego Carlos
- Guilherme Arana
- Bruno Guimaraes
- Douglas Luiz
- Mattheus Cunha
Richarlison is the player to watch out for among the Brazilians. He is the men's Olympic football tournament’s top scorer with 5 goals and 1 assist as of now. Brazil will need him not to lose his scoring boots in their quest for a win.
Mexico vs Brazil (August 3) betting tips and prediction
The Mexico vs Brazil game is going to be an interesting one, with loads of excitement already surrounding it.
Both teams have shown their attacking prowess in the tournament up to this point. However, Brazil has the upper hand in defence. The Selecao have a solid defensive record so far in the tournament, having conceded 3 goals in 4 Olympic matches — less than a goal per game on average. Contrary to this, Mexico always finds the net.
The game will probably go to extra time if both teams are in a good rhythm. To be on the safer side, let’s pick the odds for the number of goals.
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.85 (-118; 50/59)