The Netherlands smashed Zambia 10-3 on matchday 1 of the Olympic women’s tournament. The Dutch were unstoppable scoring goals and just when you thought it was over, they scored more. The Netherlands will face a far stronger opponent on matchday 2 when they play against Brazil in Miyagi.

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The Brazilians are also coming off of a matchday 1 win as they defeated China 5-0. Group F thus far has been the weakest at the women’s Olympic football tournament. The Netherlands and Brazil laid down the marker as the two best teams in the group and it is possible Group F will have just two teams emerge from it.

Netherlands player Anna Miedema, who plays club football for Arsenal ladies, scored four times against Zambia. Lieke Martens added two more goals to the Dutch cause in the thrashing of the Zambian Olympic team.

Brazilian great Marta scored twice versus China. She continues to set records for the Brazil women’s team. Marta has scored 108 goals for her country. The winner of Saturday’s match in Miyagi will determine which of the two sides tops the group. A draw won’t be a bad result for either side, but will mean they need another positive result on matchday 3 to confirm qualification to the quarterfinals.

Netherlands Women vs Brazil Women Betting Odds

 

 

Leading sportsbooks’ betting odds have the Netherlands as favourites to win the match on Saturday in Miyagi. The Dutch are at odds of 21/20 to win for a second straight game. Their 10-3 win may give some bettors a little too much confidence in the Dutch, however. Brazil looked just as good winning 5-0 versus Chile but did not give up a goal compared to the Dutch. The best betting odds for Brazil going into the game are at 9/4.

 

Brazil have played six games in 2021 with four finishing in wins, one draw, and a loss. Their only loss came at the hands of the United States in the She Believes Cup in February. Their draw was against Canda in June as neither side could find the back of the net.

The Netherlands have posted a record 5W-0D-2L in 2021. Their defeats were narrow ones as both Spain and Italy defeated the Dutch by 1-0 scorelines, respectively. The Netherlands’ wins came against the likes of Belgium, Germany, Australia, and Norway. Just one of those four teams qualified for the Olympic tournament.

Netherlands Women vs Brazil Women Team News

Neither manager will have any need to change their sides going into matchday 2. The winning team will be able to rotate the squad for matchday 3 as a win on Saturday will likely allow one of these sides passage to the quarterfinals. Anna Miedema should start once more in attack for the Dutch after her four-goal game versus Zambia.

The Arsenal forward is unlikely to have the time and space on the ball allowed by Zambia. Brazil’s defence will have their hands full with Miedema. Brazil weren’t troubled by the Chinese and spent much of the game attacking. Saturday’s game will be far different.

Marta bagged two goals for Brazil and will once again anchor the team’s defence. She will be Brazil’s favourite to get a goal once more. While both teams scored a number of goals in the opening game, Saturday’s match should be lower scoring. Group F has seen the most goals of any of the groups in the Olympic tournament. Eighteen goals were scored across the two opening day games in the group.

Netherlands Women vs Brazil Women H2H

Results between the Netherlands and Brazil have gone back and forth over the last few years. The last five meetings between them saw the Dutch win three games and Brazil claim two victories. Their most recent meeting came in July 2019 as the Netherlands won 3-0. Each of the teams’ last five matches ended with over 2.5 goals.

These are two free-flowing, free-scoring teams. Therefore, our prediction is for another high-scoring match between the women’s teams. Two of the last five matches between the teams saw both teams score. With the firepower on both sides of the ball, our prediction is for the teams to both find the back of the net on Saturday.

Netherlands Women vs Brazil Women Prediction

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The Netherlands scored 10 times on matchday 1 but also conceded three times to a very poor Zambia team. They cannot afford to concede goals like that against the tournament’s better teams. Brazil played well against China, but our prediction is that the Brazilians will concede goals this time out. They are coming up against too good of an attacking team not to concede a goal. The last time these teams played, the Netherlands scored three times.

 

Marta to score anytime

Marta bagged two goals against China and looked as good as ever in the final third. She will be the team’s danger women throughout the game. If the Netherlands can stop Marta, they will limit the rest of the Brazilians chances. However, stopping Marta is easier said than done. She has 108 international goals in an illustrious career. Is she the best-ever Brazilian footballer? Our betting tips predict Marta playing a major role on Saturday.

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Each of the last five matches between the Netherlands and Brazil finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Our prediction is for another match between the two sides to finish with more than 2.5 goals. Five of the Netherlands seven games in 2021 ended with over 2.5 goals. Meanwhile, Brazil have seen three of their six games in 2021 finish with over 2.5 goals scored.

 

Our betting tips experts predict a high-scoring game with over 2.5 goals scored. Our prediction specialists do not expect these teams to score as many goals individually as in their previous matches at the Olympics. Yet, they should combine for more than 2.5 goals in a close game. The Netherlands have won three of the last five games against Brazil and our prediction is for the Dutch to claim another win versus Brazil.