class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having produced plenty of goalmouth action at both ends so far, Goal expect El Tri to ensure an entertaining semi-final against Andre Jardine's men
Brazil will be out for revenge when they take on Mexico in Tuesday’s Olympic Games semi-final at the Kashima Soccer Stadium.
These sides met in the final in London at the 2012 games, with El Tri pulling off a memorable upset with a 2-1 victory to claim their only ever gold medal in men’s soccer.
Mexico vs Brazil latest odds
However, they are 13/5 (3.60) outsiders with bet365 to book their place in the final with another surprise win over the current champions, or priced at 12/5 (3.40) to take them all the way to extra-time after a deadlocked 90 minutes.
Andre Jardine’s side have won three and lost none of their four matches at this summer’s games and are even money (2.00) favourites to come out on top here.
Mexico vs Brazil team news
Jorge Sanchez is suspended due to an accumulation of yellow cards and Erick Aguirre is injured, although Carlos Rodriguez should return in midfield after serving a one-match ban.
Matheus Cunha will need to be assessed after limping off with a thigh injury during his match-winning performance in the 1-0 quarter-final victory over Egypt.
Mexico vs Brazil preview
After being knocked out in the group stages as they attempted to defend their gold medal in 2016, Jaime Lozano’s team are looking far more of a force to contend with at this tournament.
They have certainly made a splash thanks to their exciting attacking brand of football, scoring 14 goals in just four matches en route to the semi-finals – albeit conceding six at the other end and keeping just one clean sheet.
That form makes for a mouth-watering contest against the Selecao, whose own array of attacking talent – led by current top scorer Richarlison – will surely enable them to at least match their opponents in front of goal.
Mexico vs Brazil predictions
Although Brazil have struggled to break down Ivory Coast and Egypt teams that have set up defensively at this tournament, Mexico’s bold approach should make odds of 17/20 (1.85) excellent value on over 2.5 goals being scored in an exciting semi-final in Kashima.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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