The Olympic women’s football tournament kicks off on Wednesday for Group F as China and Brazil will meet in Rifu. The two women’s footballing nations will be joined by Zambia and the Netherlands in Group F of the women’s Olympic tournament. Both China and Brazil will fancy their chances of reaching the knockout stages, but the Netherlands will be a strong contender to reach the last eight.

China Women vs Brazil Women Match Preview

The women’s side of the bracket features 12 teams divided into three groups of four teams. The top two teams in each group advance to the knockout stage of the Olympic football tournament along with the two best third-place teams. Unlike the men’s tournament at the Olympics, there is no age restriction on the female players, allowing for the best women’s players in the world to compete at the Summer Games.

China are ranked No. 15 in the world according to FIFA. Meanwhile, Brazil are No. 7 in the world making this one of the more difficult groups. Adding to the difficulty of Group F are the Netherlands, who are No. 4 in the world. Meanwhile, Zambia are ranked No. 104 going into the Olympic tournament.

China reached the quarterfinals of the 2016 Olympic tournament. Their best finish at the Olympics was second place at the 1996 edition of the tournament. Brazil have performed well at the Olympics finishing fourth on three occasions and runners-up twice. In 2016, Brazil ended fourth at the Olympics.

China Women vs Brazil Women Betting Odds

 

 

Brazil have been an ever-present force at the Olympics since women’s football was introduced in 1996. The Brazilians are always considered contenders for gold at the Olympics. Brazil are at betting odds of 14/1 to win gold at the Olympics for the first time. The United States are considered the best team at the women’s tournament. The Yanks are at betting odds of 4/7 to win the women’s tournament.

 

Leading sportsbooks’ best odds for Brazil to win the match versus Brazil are set at 8/15. Manager Pia Sundhage are playing well in 2021. They are unbeaten in five games this year, but did suffer a 2-0 loss to the United States and nil-nil draw with Canada – two of the world’s top teams. Brazil defeated Argentina, Canada, and Russia this year.

China’s best odds to win against Brazil on Wednesday are set at 13/2. Despite China being ranked highly, they are not as strong of a team as Brazil. China have played well in 2020-21. They are unbeaten in five straight games with three wins. However, those wins came against weak teams including Thailand, Chinese Tapai, and South Korea. China managed draws versus Australia and South Korea.

The Chinese team have not played any friendlies since April. They should go into the match with a lack of form. Brazil’s last friendly came in mid-June. China have never beaten Brazil in women’s football. The team are at betting odds of 27/10 to draw the match in Rifu.

China Women vs Brazil Women Team News

Brazil captain Marta has won FIFA's World Women’s Player of the Year six times. The Orlando Pride midfielder has scored an incredible 108 goals for the national team. She will provide the team with the veteran leadership at the Olympics despite being 35. Brazil manager Sundhange added Angelina to the squad as a late replacement for midfielder Adriana. Adriana had to drop out of the squad due to injury. She is a significant player to the Brazilian side and will be a big miss.

Eighteen-year-old Giovana could make a big splash for Brazil at the Summer Games. The Barcelona forward is listed as an alternate for the side, but could make her way into the squad. Giovana played for Barcelona as the club won the Women’s UEFA Champions League last season.

China captain team is midfielder Wang Shuang, a player that has scored 30 times in 106 appearances. Wang Shanshan should lead the line for China against Brazil. She has scored 49 goals in 141 caps.

China Women vs Brazil Women Betting H2H

China and Brazil have met just two times in their histories with each side claiming a win. Their first meeting came back in 1996 at the Olympics in Atlanta with China claiming a 3-2 victory. Brazil returned the favour in 2016 at the Olympics in Brazil with a 3-0 win.

China have not played a match since April and could be well out of form going into the match. Meanwhile, Brazil last played in mid-June to build up for the Olympics. They drew nil-nil with Canada. Brazil also competed at the SheBelievesCup earlier this year, where they finished second behind the Americans.

China Women vs Brazil Women Prediction

Brazil to win to nil @ 13/10 - BET NOW

 

 

Based on the form of both teams, our prediction is that Brazil will win to nil at full-time. China are not a strong team in the final third and our betting tips are backed up by their lack of matches since April. China played twice against South Korea in 2021 in Olympic playoff games. Brazil go into the game having won to nil in back-to-back games.

 

Marta to score anytime - BET NOW

Marta is Brazil’s greatest-ever women’s footballer and arguably one of the top five in the country’s history, men or women. Marta returned to Orlando Pride this season where she has appeared in nine games. Marta has one goal and three assists and is playing well for the American club.

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 8/13 - BET NOW

 

 

Three of Brazil’s last four matches finished with under 2.5 goals scored. The Brazilian team should keep a clean sheet, win, see under 2.5 goals to kick off the tournament versus China.

 

Our betting tips are based on three of Brazil’s last four games finishing with under 2.5 goals and the strong competition they have played. Our prediction that China will struggle against a far stronger Brazil team comes from their lack of games this year and the weak opposition played – South Korea twice. China’s only impressive result in 2020-21 came in a 1-1 draw with Australia.

Our prediction is that Brazil will win to nil with under 2.5 goals to start the women’s Olympic tournament.