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Brazil vs Spain Predictions & Tips - Mens Olympic Soccer Final to go the distance

  • Brazil vs Spain tips for Saturday's Mens Olympic Soccer Final
  • The match is being played at the International Stadium in Yokohama (12.30pm BST)
  • Both sides needed extra time to win in the semi-finals
  • Who will claim the gold medal at Tokyo 2020?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Brazil's Richarlison is the top scorer in the tournament (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 06 Aug 2021
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Brazil vs Spain Predictions


A mouthwatering gold medal match is in store at Tokyo 2020, and I'm tipping this one goes to extra time in Yokohama.
  • Brazil vs Spain Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Brazil Form
  • Brazil Team News & Squad
  • Spain Form
  • Spain Team News & Squad
  • Brazil vs Spain FAQs

Both sides needed extra time or penalties to win through from the semi-finals. It was a fifth draw in Spain's last six matches at the Olympics Games, and the value is on the final being level after 90 minutes.

  • Brazil have drawn 2 of their last 4 matches (Olympic Games).
  • Brazil have seen under 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (Olympic Games).
  • Spain have drawn 5 of their 6 matches (Olympic Games).
  • Brazil have seen under 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches (Olympic Games).

Head to Head


Spain and Brazil have met twice before at the Olympic Games. In 1968, Spain were 1-0 winners before Brazil levelled the ledger with a 2-1 win at the 1976 Games.

Brazil Form


Brazil kept their nerve in a penalty shootout as they defeated Mexico 4-1 on spot kicks in the semi-final.

The semi-final had ended 0-0 as Brazil kept a third clean sheet in their last four games in Tokyo.

Having won their opening group game against Germany 4-2, Brazil qualified on the back of a 0-0 draw with Ivory Coast and a 3-1 victory over Saudi Arabia.

Andre Jardine's side were 1-0 winners over Egypt in a hard-fought quarter-final, before getting the better of Mexico on penalties.

Brazil Team News & Squad


Goalkeepers: Santos, Brenno, Lucão
Defenders: Gabriel Menino, Diego Carlos, Ricardo Graça, Guilherme Arana, Dani Alves (captain), Bruno Fuchs, Nino, Abner
Midfielders: Douglas Luiz, Bruno Guimarães, Matheus Henrique, Reinier, Claudinho
Forwards: Paulinho, Matheus Cunha, Richarlison, Antony, Malcom, Gabriel Martinelli

Brazil are expected to be unchanged from the side which started the semi-final. That means substitute roles for Gabriel Martinelli and Malcom once again.

Richarlison is the top scorer in the competition with five goals.

Spain Form


Aside from the 5-2 extra-time win over Ivory Coast in the quarter-finals, Spain have struggled for goals in Tokyo.

That was again the case in the semi-finals as they drew 0-0 with hosts Japan. Marco Asensio settled the last four match with a winner in the 115th minute.

In the group stages, drew 0-0 with Egypt, beat Australia 1-0 and finished level with Argentina after a 1-1 stalemate.

Spain Team News & Squad


Goalkeepers: Unai Simón, Álvaro Fernández, Iván Villar
Defenders: Óscar Mingueza, Marc Cucurella, Pau Torres, Jesús Vallejo, Eric García, Óscar Gil, Juan Miranda
Midfielders: Martín Zubimendi, Mikel Merino, Dani Ceballos (captain), Carlos Soler, Jon Moncayola, Pedri, Javi Puado
Forwards: Marco Asensio, Rafa Mir, Mikel Oyarzabal, Dani Olmo, Bryan Gil

Marco Asensio's extra-time winner in the semi-final could earn him a start at the expense of Rafa Mir.

Otherwise, Spain are predicted to field the same team that saw off hosts Japan.

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Verdict

Spain have been the draw specialists in Tokyo. I'm backing another stalemate in the final and it to be decided in extra-time or on penalties.

Best Bet: Draw Full-Time Result @205.00 at Unibet - 3 Units
Value Bet: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @500.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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