Canada and Brazil will play on Friday at the women’s Olympic football tournament in Rifu. The two sides go into the game having played well in the group stage, but only one team can achieve progression to the semifinals.

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Canada reached the last eight by finishing second in Group E behind Great Britain. Canada posted five points from nine possible. A 1-1 draw with Japan was followed by a 2-1 victory over Chile. Canada threw away a 1-0 lead late in the game versus Team GB to draw 1-1. Bev Priestman’s team needs to defend better against a strong attacking Brazil side on Friday.

Brazil qualified for the quarterfinals after finishing second in Group F. Pia Sundhage’s team collected seven points from nine possible and scored goals for fun. They put nine goals past their three group stage opponents while allowing just three. Brazil thrashed China 5-0 before drawing 3-3 with the Netherlands in a pulsating fixture. Brazil then surprisingly managed a mere 1-0 win versus Zambia.

Canada have the longest odds of the remaining eight teams at the Olympic women’s tournament. Leading sportsbooks best betting odds for the Canadians to win the competition outright are 14/1. Brazil’s besting betting odds to win the Olympic football tournament outright are 13/2.

Canada Women vs Brazil Women Betting Odds

 

 

Canada are on an eight-match unbeaten streak heading into the game on Friday in Rifu. The Canadians’ last defeat in 2021 came against Brazil during the She Believes Cup. The game was played in late February and finished with Brazil getting goals from Debinha and Julia Bianchi to win. Since then, Canada have posted 3W-5D-0L over the course of eight games.

 

Leading sportsbooks best betting odds for Canada to win on Friday are 11/4. Team Canada are underdogs going into the game with Brazil’s best betting odds set at 19/20 according to leading sportsbooks.

Canada and Brazil have met twice this year. Yes, Brazil won 2-0 in February in the She Believes Cup, but Canada gained a small piece of revenge in June with a nil-nil draw in a friendly. The teams are at betting odds of 51/20 to finish the game this week in a stalemate and go to extra-time. If the game goes into extra-time, sportsbooks have Brazil as betting odds favourites to progress to the semifinals at ½.

The winner of Friday’s semifinal in Rifu will face the Netherlands or the United States in the semifinals. The tournament gets more difficult starting on Friday for each team at the Tokyp Olympics.

Canada Women vs Brazil Women Team News

Priestman hasn’t had to rely on one player to get the goals for Canada at the Summer Games. Three different players have done the scoring for the team. Legend Christine Sinclair scored in the team’s opening 1-1 draw versus Japan, Janine Beckie scored twice versus Chile, and Adriana Leon got the goal versus Great Britain. Expect Sinclair and Beckie to start and lead the line on Friday.

Canada’s problem has been in defence. They haven’t given up many goals, three in three games, but they have been able to hold leads. Canada led Japan late in the game but allowed an 84th-minute goal to sink to a draw. Against Great Britain, they conceded an 85th-minute own goal to finish with a draw. Canada are not seeing games out and getting nervy late in games.

Brazil pitched two shutouts during the group stage. However, those shutouts came against two very poor attacking teams, China and Zambia. Against a strong Netherlands, Brazil conceded three times in a 3-3 draw.

Marta will start in midfield and hope to add to her goalscoring record at the Olympics. She has scored three times already. Debinha has scored twice as well. The North Carolina Courage forward scored in Brazil’s 2-0 win against Canada at the She Believes Cup as well. Brazil’s Andressa has two goals at the tournament and will be in line to start the match.

Canada Women vs Brazil Women H2H

Canada and Brazil are two of the world’s best women’s teams. Since March 2020, Canada and Brazil have met three times on the pitch with the latter going unbeaten. Their match 2020 match at the Tournoi de France finished 2-2 while the match at the She Believes Cup in February of this year was won by Brazil, 2-0. A nil-nil draw between the teams occurred in June in preparation for the Olympics.

Canada Women vs Brazil Women Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 1/1 - BET NOW

 

 

Two of the last three matches between Canada and Brazil finished with both teams scoring goals. Based on the trends of the women’s tournament in Tokyo and the goals that have been scored, our betting tips experts expect goals to be tallied in the quarterfinal. All three of Canada’s group stage games saw both teams score. The question is, if Canada gets a lead, can they keep it?

 

Debinha to score anytime

Brazil’s top player is Marta and Canada’s defence will be fully focused on stopping the multi-times women’s player of the year. With Team Canada’s defence centring their attention on Marta, our betting tips experts like Debinha to score for Brazil. She has two goals and two assists for club team North Carolina Courage this season in the NWSL. Moreover, Debinha scored against Canada at the She Believes Cup and two goals at the Olympics.

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Brazil saw over 2.5 goals in two of their three group stage games. Their only match to finish with under 2.5 goals was against Zambia, which was a surprise. Canada had just one of their matches in the group finish with over 2.5 goals. Although they played strong defensively, Canada are likely to concede goals to Brazil as we see both sides go for the win in regulation.

 

One of the teams’ last three meetings finished with over 2.5 goals. Our betting tips experts predict these teams will combine for more than 2.5 goals as Brazil find a way to progress to the semifinals against the United States or Netherlands.