class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>After their exciting attacking victory over Germany, Al Hain-Cole expects another free-scoring display from the Selecao against Haidara’s side
Ivory Coast will be hoping to pull off a shock win when they take on Brazil at the Nissan Stadium in Sunday’s Olympic Games clash.
Les Elephants got their tournament off to a winning start in Japan, edging past Saudi Arabia 2-1 in their opening game.
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However, Ivory Coast are 10/1 (11.00) outsiders with bet365 to follow that up by beating the reigning champions in Yokohama, or priced at 9/2 (5.50) to earn a creditable draw.
Indeed, Andre Jardine’s Brazil ran out comfortable 4-2 winners over Germany in their first group game and are overwhelming 2/9 (1.22) favourites to make it six points from six in this one.
Brazil vs Ivory Coast team news
Striker Aboubacar Doumbia is suspended after being sent off in the final moments of the Saudi Arabia game, having only entered the pitch as a 92nd-minute substitute.
The Selecao are likely to stick with the same line-up that performed so impressively against Germany, with Richarlison the man to watch after scoring a 30-minute hat-trick in that game.
Brazil vs Ivory Coast preview
Having picked a strong squad that includes Richarlison, Gabriel Martinelli and the world’s most decorated player in Dani Alves, it is clear that 2016’s gold medallists came to Japan determined to maintain their Olympic dominance.
They certainly laid down a marker against Germany, racing into a 3-0 lead within just half an hour of kick-off in an exciting attacking display.
While they will be confident of doing more of the same against Soualiho Haidara’s side, they will be wary of an opposition attack that includes exciting Manchester United youngster Amad Diallo, the experienced Max Gradel, and AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie in a supporting role.
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Having scored nine goals in their last two matches against UAE and Germany, but conceded twice in each, the Brazilians certainly seem likely to provide plenty of entertainment at both ends of the pitch once again.
Brazil vs Ivory Coast tips & predictions
With this in mind, odds of 13/8 (2.63) are not to be missed on the South Americans overcoming the Ivory Coast in a free-scoring game that features over 3.5 goals.
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