Our man-in-the-know is tipping both teams to score in a highly-entertaining showpiece – but ultimately expects Spain to win a fourth successive international tournament.
Meanwhile, in the third-place play-off, he’s backing Edinson Cavani to score first in a game that should produce at least three goals between Italy and Uruguay.
Barcelona’s new signing Neymar has arguably been the player of the tournament. The Brazil striker has scored in three of the four games at the Confederations Cup, finally drawing blank in the 2-1 victory over Uruguay in the semi-final. With the 21-year-old set to face some of his Barcelona team-mates and Real Madrid foes in this clash, the Tipster expects Neymar to produce a big performance. Neymar to score any time is 6/4.
The bet that stands out for the Tipster is both teams to score at 4/5. This is banker material. Brazil have a very attacking set-up and have netted in each of their last 20 matches. Spain, with the exception of their semi-final (the goalless draw against Italy) have found the net in their last 16 outings. So both sides to score is clearly worth a punt at 4/5.
Despite a poor semi-final performance, the Spanish team have still been the more impressive outfit throughout the tournament and they have the know-how when it comes to winning these tournaments. After all, victory on Sunday would be their fourth consecutive international title after back-to-back European championships and the World Cup in 2010. The Tipster is backing Spain to beat Brazil at 9/5.
The Tipster is expecting an entertaining game when Italy and Uruguay meet in the third-place play-off. With little pressure on both teams and it should be an open match with plenty of chances. Both sides have played attacking football throughout the tournament. This bet has also collected in all four of Uruguay’s games in the tournament, as well as three of Italy’s four matches. The Tipster is backing over 2.5 goals in Uruguay v Italy at 7/10.
By the Napoli striker’s own high standards, he has endured a quiet tournament – but he did finally manage to find the net in the 2-1 loss to Brazil in the semi-final. The Chelsea target is playing against the nation where he plies his trade and should be very familiar with Italy’s defence. The Tipster is backing Cavani to score any time at 6/1.