class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With neither side finding consistency in front of goal at these Olympics, Al Hain-Cole expects a tight final between the Jardine's men and La Rojita
Brazil will be hoping to retain their Olympic gold medal when they take on Spain in Saturday’s final at the Nissan Stadium.
Having taken gold for the first time in their history on home soil five years ago, the Selecao’s impressive squad have certainly justified their billing as pre-tournament favourites this summer.
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Brazil vs Spain latest odds
Indeed, Brazil are priced at 6/4 (2.50) with bet365 to deliver the top prize once again by coming out on top in Yokohama.
Taking part in the final for the first time since 2000, Luis de la Fuente’s Spain team are priced at 21/10 (3.10) to claim the second gold in their nation’s history with a win here.
Both of these teams went into extra-time after failing to secure victory within 90 minutes in the semis, and there are odds of 15/8 (2.88) available on them playing out another draw in this game.
Brazil vs Spain team news
Matheus Cunha will face a late fitness test after missing the semi-final against Egypt due to injury, with Paulinho ready to take his place once again should he fail to recover.
Marcos Asensio will be pushing to start after coming off the bench to score the extra-time winner over Japan in the last round.
Brazil vs Spain preview
Despite the eye-catching array of attacking and creative talent on display in both of these squads, neither has been able to find much consistency in front of goal on their way to this final.
Having opened their tournament by scoring three times within the first 30 minutes of their match against Germany, Andre Jardine’s champions have only found the net four times in their last four matches coming into this clash.
Meanwhile, La Rojita have scored one goal or fewer in four of their five matches at these games, with the 5-2 extra-time victory over the Ivory Coast a notable exception.
Brazil vs Spain tips & predictions
With so much at stake and both teams likely to set up rather conservatively, odds of 4/5 (1.80) look like solid value on no more than one of Brazil or Spain getting on target in a tight match that features under 2.5 goals.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.