Brazil was the first team to qualify for the Confederations Cup final and their passage was granted by a late goal scored with 10 minutes remaining in the game. Spain required overtime and then penalties to advance at the expense of Italy, and now the reigning champions will lock horns with the hosts in the final game of the tournament.
Bet: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 2.10
Brazil won all four games at the Confederations Cup and scored a total of 11 goals, with Fred, Neymar and Jo scoring three goals each. It is very likely for Scolari to use them upfront alongside Hulk who is still looking for his first goal. The Brazilian coach made very few changes throughout the tournament and the hosts are taking it seriously, as it is one trophy that they’ve won for two consecutive years.
Spain has scored 15 goals but with 10 of them against Tahiti this percentage is less relevant, especially with coach Del Bosque suddenly shifting into defensive gear. The reigning world champions outlasted Italy and eventually prevailed at penalties, but the game could’ve gone either way. Their opponents were highly motivated to avenge the 4-0 defeat suffered in the final of the European championship, and were the more offensive team in the first half. If Spain is to end Brazil’s winning streak right on their turf, they will need to take additional chances upfront so Torres, Villa and Mata should feature in the offensive.
Home pitch advantage is huge in such tournaments and with Brazil being highly motivated to win its third trophy in a row, it comes as no surprise that the favorite team varies from one bookmaker to the other. Pinnacle Sports offers odds of 2.10 for over 2.5 goals to be scored so those who don’t want to make the decision of choosing the outright winner, have a worthy alternative.