Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Football Betting Previews, Odds And Tips
Whoever said that the Olympic Games football tournament will lack goals and spectacular games was clearly proven wrong by the games in Day 1. Apart from two goalless draws and a rather direct 2-0 victory by Portugal, all games had at least 4 goals scored. Japan and Columbia have featured in two of the most spectacular games, but after failing to win, how will they fare against each other?
08/08/2016 – Manaus
Betting Odds: Japan 3.90 or 29/10 Draw 3.75 or 11/4 Colombia 1.83 or 5/6 with NetBet
The Japanese were on the receiving end of a marvelous performance by Etebo, who scored 4 goals in Nigeria’s victory against the Asian side. The game was very close, despite the fact that Japan was 3 goals behind at one point.
They have shown they are more than capable of scoring goals but are also naive in defense, a thing that they must repair quickly if they are to win a point or points against Columbia. They don’t have any sort of star players at this tournament and only rely on teamwork and the force of their group.
Meanwhile, the Columbians drew 2-2 against Sweden on day one. They have shown very direct football – not caring very much about possession or keeping the ball.
Their main objective was getting quickly to the opposition goal, where they faced some good resistance by the Swedish keeper, who was only beated by a good strike from Gutierrez and from the penalty spot by Pabon.
Against Japan, however, they will have to change their game and not let the Asian team take control of the match. Columbia has more individual quality, and they are almost certain to score, and we do think that an over 2,5 goal bet is a good idea for this game.
Also, the Columbians play a much more manly and tactical game, which also means they receive a good number of yellow cards. Try to combine these ideas to see how much you can win from this game, which is sure to be anything but boring.
Total Goals – Over 2.5: 1.62 or 5/8
Both Teams To Score – Yes: 1.62 or 5/8
Colombia Win & Both To Score: 3.25 or 9/4
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