Spain vs Ivory Coast at Miyagi Stadium on July 31 at 4:00 AM (ET) for the re-vindication after few goals and boring play in the Men’s Soccer Tournament at the 2020 Olympic Games. La Rojita, as the U-23 team from Spain is known, has not shown magic in the tournament. The Ivorians have a similar record to Spain, but they were more forceful when necessary.
Two draws and a single victory was the conquest of Spain in the group stage. It is not the best result, but at least they were first in their group with 5 points. Spain's defeat in the group stage was 1-0 against Australia.
Ivory Coast was in a difficult group with Brazil and Germany, and the surprising thing was that they did not lose against those powerful rivals. Against Brazil 0-0, and the last game of the round was against Germany 1-1. That last game was enough to knock out the Germans and advance to the next round.
Spain vs Ivory Coast: Match Information
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021.
Time: 4:00 AM (ET)
Location: Miyagi Stadium, Rifu.
Spain vs Ivory Coast: Times by State in the US
ET: 4:00 AM
CT: 3:00 AM
MT: 2:00 AM
PT: 1:00 AM
Spain vs Ivory Coast: Storylines
Spain won gold for the last time in 1992. Almost 30 years since that feat, things have changed. Spain now produce more talent than before and the boys of the Spain National Team U-23 are more talented than before. Before coming to the 2020 Olympics, Spain drew 1-1 against Japan in the Kirin Challenge Cup. The most disappointing thing is that Spain has barely scored 2 goals at Tokyo 2020.
Ivory Coast has one goal in favor more than Spain, three goals and two allowed. Before the Olympics, the Ivorians won several games against Niger, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. Apparently they are very dominant in their African territory.
The thing with this game is that it will be highly defensive. If we look at the statistics, Spain and Ivory Coast fought back until the last minute in each of their games in the group round. The winning formula is to take control of the game with an early goal.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Spain vs Ivory Coast in the U.S.
This Men's Soccer Tournament game at the 2020 Olympic Games will be broadcast nationwide on NBCSN, Telemundo, NBCOlympics.com, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and the NBC Sports App in the United States. You have two options, TV or smartphone with an app.
Spain vs Ivory Coast: Predictions And Odds
Ivory Coast is the underdog for this game with +230 odds but beware this could be a trap. The Africans will defend until the last breath. Spain is the favorite thanks to the names within the squad, such as Pedri. But they have made little difference. The most reasonable thing for a heavy game like this is the draw offered at +300 at Draftkings.
*Odds via DraftKings