Posted: 8/10/2012 9:54:44 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Lar1212:
Any more insight on Brazil/Mexico?
Keeping it real - i haven't finish my research. Very strong leantowards both teams to score at -125 - overall it's great value.
No doubt brazil will score and we all know about brazil goalkeeping problems - mexico will be good for 1-2 goals..
Info i found:
The Mexicans are rock solid between the woodwork with Jose Corona. Corona has been spectacular in the Olympics and has been the team’s one constant. He comes off his line with authority and will be the hardest test that the Brazilian offense has had.
Brazil on the other hand, lost their starting goaltender, Rafael, right before the Olympics started, so the team was left to go with a platoon at the position. They had Neto in the net for the first two games, but over the last three games the team has gone with the much younger Gabriel. The 19-year old net-minder has looked very nervous in net so far. He struggles at catching easy balls and has the nerves of a kid at the prom. Goal-tending is by far the team’s weakest position and it may come back to haunt the team down the stretch.