Brazil and Mexico will decide who will be the new Olympic champion in football for men. Both teams come this Saturday night to Wembley Stadium in London to determine the fate of the gold medals. While for Brazil it is quite normal to be at this stage, for Mexico it is a great achievement to qualify for the finals.
Brazil without doubts is the ultimate favorite to win the gold medals at the outset of the tournament. The team collected excellent players like Neymar and Hulk and they have shown the best of themselves so far. Significantly, in each of the five matches they’ve played so far in the tournament they’ve managed to score three goals – 15 in total.
At the beginning of the tournament Brazil’s defense was pretty shaken or more precisely said disconcerting. They got goals from everywhere and from everyone. However, when the real matches started it was easy to be seen that they can do better. In the semifinal against South Korea Brazil’s defenders acted confidently and were quite concentrated. As a result they didn’t allow a goal in their net. Of course, when the defense is OK, everything is OK for Brazil and with the guaranteed three goals they won by 3-0.
What can Mexico offer for the big favorite of the tournament? The Mexicans also play great football these days. They haven’t had a loss in the tournament yet. They are distinguished by a great game in defense, having not conceded a goal in the preliminary group. They also showed great team spirit. They managed to prevail over Senegal in overtime and take Japan from 0-1 to 3-1 in their favor.
Is this enough for the gold for Mexico? I don’t think so, since the individual class of the Brazilians is much higher. They can score a goal from nowhere and this is extremely important for a final match. So I’ll bet on Brazil to win the match, with Asian Handicap of -1. The coefficient for this prediction is 2.
Here is the video of a match of the Mexico in previous rounds