Tip Brazil - Germany
Brazil begin their quest for Gold in Men’s football at the Olympic Games in Tokyo with an encounter against Germany in Group D. Coach Andre Jardine has included veteran Dani Alves in the side as captain and the former Barcelona man will be hoping to inspire his country to successive gold medals at the Olympics after winning it last time around in Rio.
With Premier League stars like Richarlison and Gabriel Martinelli in their ranks, Brazil will be increasingly hopeful about their chances of making it out of the group, which also includes the Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia apart from their next opponents Germany.
Much like their opponents, Germany will also fancy their chances of progressing to the next round. Since both teams come on the back of massive pedigree at the international stage, there is the weight of expectation to deliver as well. However, the Olympics does not always have the best of players on display with the teams fielding U23 sides. So it isn’t necessarily as fierce as Brazil and Germany locking horns in a World Cup. Irrespective of that, winning an Olympic medal is still a really special achievement for any athlete and as such, both sets of players will be determined to do the same.
Key points Brazil - Germany
Four of the last five games involving Germany during qualifying had over 2.5 goals in them
Four of the last six games involving Brazil in qualifying produced over 2.5 goals
Germany failed to keep a clean sheet in all of their qualifying games
Conclusion Brazil - Germany
Both teams come into the tournament with plenty of hopes. Brazil will be keen to try and retain their Olympic Gold, whereas Germany will aim to make it incredibly difficult for their opponents. Since the teams are expected to go all out for the win, we are predicting the game to produce over 2.5 goals.
Brazil Germany Prediction published on July 21, 2021