class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>While the Pharaohs are likely to make life tough, Goal is backing Andre Jardine's team to prove too strong in their Olympic quarter-final in Saitama
Egypt will be aiming to pull off a shock win when they take on Brazil in Saturday’s Olympic Games quarter-final.
The Pharaohs have already upset the odds by progressing to the knockout stages ahead of Argentina, finishing in second place behind Spain in their group.
Brazil vs Egypt latest odds
Egypt are lengthy 13/2 (7.50) outsiders with bet365 to slay another South American giant by coming out on top at the Saitama Stadium 2002, or priced at 7/2 (4.50) to take the game into extra-time by grinding out a draw in normal time.
Looking to retain the gold medal they won on home territory in 2016, Andre Jardine’s men are 2/5 (1.40) favourites to remain on course for glory with a win here.
Brazil vs Egypt team news
Douglas Luiz is likely to come back into the line-up at the expense of Matheus Henrique, having served his one-match suspension for the red card he received in the 0-0 draw with Ivory Coast.
Ammar Hamdi will be hoping for a place in the starting line-up after coming off the bench to score the second goal in his side’s decisive 2-0 win over Australia in the final group game.
Brazil vs Egypt preview
Although clear underdogs, Shawky Gharieb’s players will back themselves to make things difficult for their illustrious opponents.
Indeed, the African side ran out 2-1 winners over this opposition in last year’s friendly clash, and come into this game with just one defeat to their name in 11 fixtures in all competitions.
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Having conceded just a single goal in three group games against difficult opposition in Spain, Argentina and Australia, their five-man defence will take some shifting in Saitama.
Nevertheless, the Selecao’s array of creative and attacking talent – including five-goal top scorer Richarlison – should have enough quality to break down even the sternest of opposition backlines.
Brazil vs Egypt predictions
All in all, odds of 11/4 (3.75) could prove excellent value on Brazil edging past a difficult Egypt team by earning a tight win in a game that features under 2.5 goals on Saturday.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.