Mexico v Brazil betting tips: Goals on cards in Olympic semi
Mexico v Brazil betting tips and odds
The men’s Olympics football tournament is at the semi-final stage so at least a silver medal is guaranteed for the winner of Tuesday’s clash between Mexico and defending champions Brazil in Kashima.
El Tri have been banging in the goals in Japan so let’s look at the markets and odds in our Mexico v Brazil betting tips.
Mexico crushed South Korea 6-3 to reach the last four and they are priced at 5/2 to beat a Brazilian team that scraped past an Egypt side missing Mo Salah in the quarter-finals courtesy of a 37th-minute goal from Matheus Cunha.
El Tri started the group stage with a 4-1 victory against France and they are now 6/1 to repeat their gold-medal heroics in London nine years ago when they beat Brazil 2-1 in the final.
With goals expected, Brazil are 9/1 to win from behind and Mexico are 14/1 in the same market, while we go 12/1 on both teams to score in both halves which was the case in El Tri’s quarter-final victory.
Both teams to score in the first half is available at 17/5 bearing in mind Brazil have scored in the opening 45 minutes in all but one of their four matches.
In the win markets, Brazil are 29/10 to pull through and concede and it’s 5/1 on Mexico who can be backed at 7/2 to score in both halves or 27/20 to qualify for the final.
With another goal-laden match expected, Mexico are 19/5 to be ahead after 30 minutes and Brazil are 5/2 in the same market.
Looking at correct scores, Brazil are 22/1 to win 3-2, while a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes is priced at 12/1. Over 3.5 goals is 2/1 and a draw and over 1.5 goals is available at 16/5.
Brazil have the top scorer of the tournament in Everton striker Richarlison who has bagged five goals and he is expected to lead the line in the usual 4-5-1 formation in which former Barcelona defender Dani Alves captains the side at right-back.
Mexico lost Napoli winger Hirving Lozano to injury in the group stage but they have shone without him and are expected to line up in a 4-3-3 on Tuesday.
Henry Martin and Sebastian Cordova both scored twice against South Korea and the former is set to be the main striker alongside Alexis Vega and Uriel Antuna against Brazil.
Where: Kashima Stadium, Kashima, Japan
When: 09:00, Tuesday 3rd August
How to watch: Discovery +
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication