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Olympic Football: Brazil Vs Ivory Coast Prediction And Odds

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Olympic Football: Brazil Vs Ivory Coast Prediction And Odds

Reigning Olympic champions Brazil will go head-to-head with the Ivory Coast at the International Stadium Yokohama on Sunday in their second group stage match of the Tokyo 2020 men's football tournament.

The Brazilians served notice of their intent and ability to retain the Olympic Gold medal in men's football with an impressive and entertaining 4-2 triumph over Germany on Thursday.

A devastating first-half hat-trick from Everton talisman Richarlison and a late second-half goal from Bayern Leverkusen forward Paulinho ensured victory for the Selecao.

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Brazil were impressive during their 4-2 victory over Germany on Thursday
Brazil were impressive during their 4-2 victory over Germany on Thursday

Their next opponents in the Ivorians, on the other hand, edged past Saudi Arabia last time out with a second-half goal from AC Milan midfielder maestro Franck Kessie enough to seal the deal.

Ahead of the game, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets from Brazil vs Ivory Coast to get your teeth stuck into.

Brazil vs Ivory Coast betting tips & predictions

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Brazil are 1/4 to win, with the Ivory Coast priced at 10/1 to come away with the victory. A draw is priced at 9/2.

Prediction: 5-0 (18/1)

Half-Time/Full-Time: Brazil/Brazil (3/4)

Last time out against Germany, Richarlison became the first Brazilian to score a hat-trick at an Olympic Games since Bebeto in 1996.

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Even more impressively, the 24-year-old did it in just 30 minutes.

Anyway, for that sole reason, we're backing Brazil to lead from the first to last whistle against the Ivory Coast. It sounds like a banker given their recent form, too, doesn't it?

First Goalscorer: Richarlison (3/1)

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Brazil have made a strong start to their tournament, having beaten Germany in a six-goal thriller last time out.

Richarlison was their star man in that game and the Toffees forward will be keen to make an impression at the Olympics after a fairly decent display at the Copa America this summer.

For that sole reason, we're backing the 24-year-old to draw first blood against an Ivory Coast side known for being shaky at the back. Odds of 3/1 seem far too juicy to miss on this one - fill your boots.

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Brazil team news

Brazil have named a strong squad for this summer's Olympics, led by one of the best right-backs to have played the game in Dani Alves.

Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos, Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz, Everton forward Richarlison and Arsenal attacker Gabriel Martinelli have also been named.

Gunners centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes and PAOK midfielder Douglas Augusto were named in the squad, but had to pull out due to injury issues.

Dani Alves is now 38-years-old and has a won a host of honours in a glittering career
Dani Alves is now 38-years-old and has a won a host of honours in a glittering career

Ivory Coast team news

Ivory Coast have the likes of Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly, AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie and Fiorentina attacker Christian Kouame as part of their squad.

Red Devils forward Amad Diallo has been included as well.

Amad Diallo laid on a lovely assist for Franck Kessie in Ivory Coast's Olympic opener against Saudi Arabia
Amad Diallo laid on a lovely assist for Franck Kessie in Ivory Coast's Olympic opener against Saudi Arabia

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: olympics, ivory coast, Brazil

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