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Five tasty Olympics men’s football final tips to take for Brazil v Germany

Holly Thackeray | August 19, 2016

Five Olympics men’s football final tips for Brazil v Germany

Expect Rio de Janeiro to be bouncing on Saturday night as host nation Brazil face Germany in the Olympic men’s football final, following a scintillating 6-0 semi-final thrashing of Honduras.

The Samba Boys now have the chance to not only bag Brazil a first ever Gold medal in Olympic men’s football, but also to heal wounds from the 2014 World Cup, when the home team failed to lift the trophy and were smashed 7-1 in the semi-final by Die Mannschaft.

Is revenge on the cards as Brazil and Germany grapple on another grand sporting stage?

Coral experts have come up with five top Olympics football finals tips for punters to take before Silver and Gold are dished out at the majestic Maracana Stadium…

Neymar to net opener

Brazil expects, so who better to get the Saturday showpiece scoring underway than Samba Boys superstar Neymar? The South American sporting icon somehow got the ball over the line in just 15 seconds in the Honduras rout, notching the fastest strike in Olympic history.

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So, back brilliant odds of 3/1 with Coral for Neymar to net the opener again in normal time and get Brazil of to a flying start, as the Barcelona boy, who also fired in first against Colombia, eyes another glut of goals.

Gabriel Jesus to get on scoresheet anytime

Manchester City fans must be glued to their screens regarding soon to be incoming signing Gabriel’s brilliant last showing for Brazil as the starlet, still with Palmeiras until December, starred alongside.

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Gabriel helped himself to a brace in the Honduras romp, but against far tougher opposition in Germany, is a better bet to back at 21/10 to grab a goal anytime in his home city.

The Germans may have kept it stereotypically tight at the back during the knockout rounds, but actually leaked five in a leaky Group C campaign that saw the European giants surprisingly finish only second. So, Gabriel could well find joy in attack against Germany.

Both teams to score in second half

Finals in any football competition more often than not usually lend themselves to late dramatic surges and thrilling finishes.

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So, don’t miss out on odds of 2/1 for both teams to be on target in the second half. Brazil clocked up half of their Honduras haul after the break, with the same occurring against Colombia.

While, Germany also enjoy to leave it late, racking up three of their four versus Portugal in the second 45, while Die Mannschaft also dispatched the second of their two goals against Nigeria in the twilight of the tussle.

Nils Petersen

If you’re going for Germany goalscorers, prolific Petersen is the poacher rivalling Serge Gnabry as most potent German goal threat.

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Now level with the Arsenal man on six strikes, as they jointly lead the tournament for tally of goals, Petersen was the last to score in the Nigeria game, chipping with an 89th minute deflected effort. So, a price of 6/1 for the overage player pick from Freiburg to have the final say looks fantastic.

Over 3.5 goals in the game

Juggernauts of the game Brazil and Germany have both burst into life after entering the knockout stages and each kept a run of two clean sheets en-route to the final.

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But, all that should change between the last two now, as Brazil have bagged an unstoppable eight strikes across the quarters and semis, with Germany chipping in with six of their own.

With so much potent firepower jostling for starting space, place a stake on the best of South America and Germany at 21/10 to score over 3.5 goals in the game between them within 90 minutes.

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