With the Olympic Games football tournament coming to an end, fans from all over the world are looking forward to the finding out the answer to the most important question: which team will leave Rio with which medal?
Out of the 4 contestants, only one team will leave Brazil without a medal, and the name of this team will be found out at the end of the 3rd place playoff. The contenders for bronze are Honduras and Nigeria.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Football Betting Previews, Odds And Tips
Betting Odds: Honduras 5.25 or 17/4 Draw 4.00 or 3/1 Nigeria 1.60 or 3/5
Being able to play with a medal on the table can be seen as a great achievement for the small Carribean team, which has defied all odds to make it this far. They played counter-attacking football all tournament but failed to repeat awesome defensive performances like Greece 2004 or Wales at Euro 2016.
They were completely outplayed by hosts Brazil in the semi-finals, losing 6-0 after conceding in the 14th second, the quickest goal in Olympic Football history.
On the other side, Nigeria played very good football so far and only lost 0-1 against the Germans in the semi-finals, at the end of a pretty balanced game. They would be very disappointed to leave the tournament without any medal, after a series of great games.
The African team’s football was a mix between attack and defense, but can be considered very “German” – direct, strong and quick.
From a betting perspective, we see a clear winner of the bronze medal, and that is Nigeria. The Honduras showed their weaknesses and limitations against Brazil, and they shouldn’t be able to pose a threat to the clearly superior Nigerian team.
If you want a safer bet, go with Nigeria to score, and if you have a good appetite for risk, go for a handicap win (Nigeria -1). After all, we predicted a handicap win for Brazil in the semi-finals as well, as that went very good.
Match Result – Nigeria To Win: 1.67 or 4/6
Handicap – Nigeria (-1): 2.65 or 33/20
Rio 2016 Olympic Football Predictions & Betting Tips
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