Brazil v New Zealand Olympic Football Be
Brazil v New Zealand Olympic Football Betting Odds & Preview
South Americans riding strong after Spain exit
July 30th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson
Brazil v New Zealand Olympic football betting is simply a matter of who will follow the South Americans through to the quarter finals. It’s not looking all that good for the Kiwis having to face Brazil and needing a win out of the match to qualify. The Brazilians are top of the pile in Group C following back to back wins. They survived a comeback from Egypt in their opening Olympic match, taking a 3-2 win against the Africans, while it was a comfortable ride for them in the 3-1 win over Belarus in their second game. Brazil did have to come from behind in that game, but goals from Alex Pato, new Chelsea signing Oscar and star striker Neymar sealed the win. Brazil have looked impressive going forward when they have been in the mood, and among their six goals in two games has been two from Neymar. So Brazil are well on course for the gold medal and Neymar on course to finish top scorer. He looks as if he has plenty more in him. With main challengers Spain gone, Brazil are clear outright favourites to win the gold at a price of 8/15 with online bookmaker Bet365.
Brazil simply took their eye off the ball when they were 3-0 up against Egypt, and never looked threatened even though they were behind briefly against Belarus. The longer the tournament goes, the better Brazil will get. That is the way that it looks at the moment, as they are able to call on such great creativity and experience in the midfield and attacking ranks. Even though Brazil still look as if they have another gear to go up, they have looked the best side in the tournament. Now it is on to face New Zealand, who have one point and one goal from their opening two games. They really haven’t offered too much in their games against Belarus and Egypt, and now with their toughest match to come, it’s highly unlikely that an upset is going to be on the cards. New Zealand would need to win and hope that Belarus either draw or lose and then it would be down to goal difference for the Kiwis to qualify. So not a strong position and there could be plenty of goals again in this one for the South Americans.