Brazil Under-23s face Egypt Under-23s in the Olympic Games quarter-finals on Saturday. Before this game today, we have our trusty predicted football match score for Brazil vs Egypt.
The Brazil team is aiming to reach the semi-finals for the fourth time in a row.
Meanwhile, Egypt hopes to reach this stage of the competition for the first time since 57 years. The last time they were in the semi-finals was in the 1964 Olympics, which also took place in Tokyo.
- Brazil will welcome back Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz. He served his suspension for the victory over Saudi Arabia, which they won by a football match score of 2-1.
- The 23-year-old may return to Jardine’s starting lineup, with Matheus Henrique dropping back out.
- Gardine’s lone change of the tournament has been a switch by force. It would be surprising to see any other changes at this stage of the competition, especially with their excellent form.
Brazil Under-23s possible starting lineup: Santos; Alves, Nino, Carlos, Arana; Luiz, Guimaraes; Antony, Cunha, Claudinho; Richarlison
- Egypt, meanwhile, is likely to stick with the 3-5-2 system. It has served them well in their 2-0 win over Australia (football live score).
- Therefore, for Egypt too, there will likely be no personnel changes, given the impressive nature of the victory.
- Former West Bromwich Albion defender Ahmed Hegazi is captaining his national team as an over-age player at the Olympics. Hegazi will most probably lead Gharieb’s well-drilled defensive unit from the middle of the back three.
Egypt Under-23s possible starting lineup: El Shenawy; Galal, Hegazi, Hamdy; El Eraki, Mohamed, Tawfik, Sobhi, El Fotouh; Mohsen, Rayyan
Predicted Football Match Score for Brazil vs Egypt
- Spain named six players in their squad who helped the senior team reach the Euro 2020 semi-finals earlier in July. And there is little doubt that Brazil has the most talented squad at their disposal in this year’s Olympics.
- As a result, Brazil head coach Jardine will be expecting nothing less than a comfortable win against Egypt on Saturday. Nonetheless, they will try to conserve energy ahead of a potential semi-final clash with the Spaniards.
- Shawky Gharieb’s team has shown that they will not be taken lightly against a more talented Brazilian team on Saturday. They have only conceded one goal in their three Olympic games so far.
We expect Brazil to have too much class across the pitch for Egypt to equalize on during the game.
However, given Egypt’s impressive defensive record, it would not be surprising if the Brazilians had to be patient. In order to book their fourth consecutive Olympic semi-final, Brazil may have to combat a strong side today.