Brazil Ol vs Spain Ol Olympic Games LIVE Football Score 7 Aug 2021
Rio 2016 champions Brazil will take on Barcelona 1992 winners Spain in the men’s football gold medal match. Watch BRA vs ESP Olympics football final live!
Rio 2016 winners Brazil have the chance to become only the fifth nation to successfully defend the Olympics men’s football title when they go up against Spain in the Tokyo 2020 gold medal match at the International Stadium Yokohama on Saturday evening.
Great Britain (1908 and 1912), Uruguay (1924 and 1928), Hungary (1964 and 1968) and Argentina (2004 and 2008) have been the countries that have won successive Olympic titles before.
In the semi-final, the Brazil men’s football team were held by Mexico in regulation time but came through 4-1 in the penalty shootout. Reinier, Bruno Guimarães, Gabriel Martinelli and Dani Alves scored for Brazil.
In the other semi-final, Spain were deadlocked too with Japan heading late into extra time but a 115th-minute strike from Asensio saw the Spaniards through to the final.
Spain’s previous Olympic men’s football medal was a silver at Sydney 2000 when they went down to Cameroon in the penalty shootout. They have won the title once, defeating Poland at Barcelona 1992.
At Tokyo 2020, Richarlison has scored the most goals (five) for Brazil, while Rafa Mir has slotted in the most (three) for Spain. Both teams have scored and conceded the same number of goals at the Tokyo Olympics so far: eight and three.
Brazil squad: Brenno, Lucao, Santos, Nino, Ricardo Graca, Guilherme Arana, Gabriel Menino, Dani Alves, Diego Carlos*, Abner, Bruno Fuchs, Matheus Henrique, Bruno Guimaraes, Douglas Luiz, Claudinho, Reinier, Gabriel Martinelli, Paulinho, Richarlison, Matheus Cunha, Antony, Malcom.
Spain squad: Alvaro Fernandez, Unai Simon, Eric Garcia, Juan Miranda, Oscar Mingueza, Oscar Gil, Pau Torres, Jesus Vallejo, Pedri Gonzalez, Bryan Gil, Martin Zubimendi, Marc Cucurella, Jon Moncayola, Dani Olmo, Carlos Soler, Dani Ceballos, Mikel Merino, Marco Asensio*, Javier Puado, Rafa Mir, Mikel Oyarzabal, Ivan Villar.
It’s the matchup most were expecting on Saturday when Spain and Brazil square off in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics men’s soccer gold medal match at Yokohama Stadium. These are the two most talented teams in the event, and Spain came in as the Olympics 2020 favorite, followed closely by Brazil. Both teams had to fight through tough Tokyo 2020 semifinals to get here, with Brazil beating Mexico in a shootout after a scoreless draw. Spain scored 25 minutes into extra time to get past Japan 1-0 on Tuesday. Brazil is the defending champion after winning its first gold medal on its home turf at Rio 2016. Spain’s only gold also came as host, at Barcelona 1992.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 a.m ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Brazil as the slight +160 favorite (risk $100 to win $160) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Brazil vs. Spain odds, while Spain is the +190 underdog. The over-under for total goals scored is set at 1.5. Before you lock in your Spain vs. Brazil picks or 2020 Tokyo Olympics predictions, you need to see what consummate soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken a close look at the Brazil vs. Spain matchup and revealed his 2020 Tokyo Olympics soccer picks. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the Olympics 2020 odds and betting trends for Spain vs. Brazil:
Both Teams to Score – No
For Brazil, three of the last five games they played this year ended without both teams scoring goals, and for Spain, three of the last five matches also ended that way. Only one of the two head-to-head games between the teams ended with a clean sheet.
1X2 Full Time – Brazil to Win
Spain drew two of the last five matches they played (four out of five, if you don’t count the extra time goals that lead them to the gold medal match against Japan and Ivory Coast). Brazil drew only one of the last five games they played at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics while winning the rest.
Total Match Goals – Under 2.5 Goals
Four of the last five matches that Spain’s national team played this year ended with under 2.5 total goals scored, and three of the last five fixtures for Brazil also ended the same way. 50% of the head-to-head games between Spain and Brazil played at past Olympic games ended with under 2.5 total goals scored.
Brazil vs Spain: Top Head-to-Head Statistics & Form
In the tables below, you can check out the head-to-head statistics and scores for the gold medal match between Spain and Brazil.