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Denmark vs Brazil Prediction & Betting Tips

Hosts Brazil in danger of early exit from tournament as they face group leaders Denmark

Denmark vs Brazil Prediction & Betting Tips
DEN W D W L L Denmark
VS 11 Aug 2016
Brazil BRA D D L W D
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Match Information

Group Group AFonte Nova Arena, Salvador, Brazil Fonte Nova Arena, Salvador, Brazil

  • Key Stat

    Key Stat: Each of the four previous meetings between Denmark and Brazil have seen over 3.5 goals scored in the game.

  • Expert Verdict

    Expert Verdict: If the match was played on paper Brazil would win easily, but on the pitch the home nation have looked fearful and lacking in creativity. Neymar has not produced his best football and with the Barcelona star struggling to make an impact, Brazil have toiled to two draws.

    Denmark's football has been similarly unexciting, but they have shown an ability to get the job done, so it is very tempting to go with the outsiders to pull off a shock result and potentially dump Brazil out of the tournament. A draw looks to be the most likely result, probably with no goals.

Match Draw

Our prediction

Draw

DenmarkDenmark Team News, Updates and Facts

Denmark have had a fine start to their Olympics, with a win and a draw leaving them top of Group A. Qualification for the next round will be secured if they draw against Brazil in their next game.

No goals have been conceded by Denmark in their two matches so the defence will be kept the same, but Skov could come into the team at the expense of Larsen after his goalscoring impact from the bench against South Africa.

Denmark likely XI:

Hojbjerg, Blabjerg, Maxso, Gregor, Gomes, Skov, Jonsson, Desler, Borsting, Vibe, Brock-Madsen.

BrazilBrazil Team News, Updates and Facts

A pair of goalless draws were not what the home fans were expecting from Brazil at the Olympics, with star man Neymar so far unable to inspire his team to score a single goal, let alone a victory.

However, Brazil could name the same team again and invite the players to get it right after failing to score against mediocre opposition in the form of Iraq and South Africa so far at the Games.

Brazil likely XI:

Weverton, Marquinhos, Caio, Santos, Zeco, Augusto, Anderson, Maia, Neymar, Gabriel, Jesus.

Denmark vs Brazil Head-to-Head Stats

Brazil have beaten Denmark in their last three meetings, with a 3-1 friendly victory that took place in 2012 the last time these teams came up against each other in a senior match.

Denmark's sole win in the four historic meetings between the two nations was in the first match they played, in a 1989 Tri Tournament, with the Danes running out 4-0 winners.

Denmark v Brazil: Prediction

Just like at the World Cup two years ago, Brazil appear to be struggling to cope under the weight of expectation of the nation. 

The men's football team were one of Brazil's few gold medal hopes at the Games and so far they have failed to deliver, with two 0-0 draws increasing tension in the camp. The team is too reliant on star player Neymar, who has been unable to have the same impact as he does in domestic football for Barcelona. Denmark have not been thrilling to watch either, but their 1-0 win over South Africa has put them in a commanding position atop the group. That could mean they see a draw as a good result here, as it would see them into the next round.

Denmark v Brazil: Betting Tips

Brazil have again been made the clear favourites despite their problems in front of goal at the Games so far, with odds of 1/4 offered on the home nation getting their first win of the Olympics here. Denmark can be backed at a big price of 10/1 to get their second successive victory at the Games, while the draw is offered at a tempting 9/2. 

Although games between these sides tend to feature lots of goals, under 2.5 goals appeals here at 11/10 as four matches involving these nations in Rio have yielded just one goal so far. The 8/1 on Denmark draw no bet is outstanding value, while Denmark double chance is also certainly worth considering at odds of 11/4 here.

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