Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Football Betting Previews, Odds And Tips
Group B of the Olympic Football Tournament is another group where we know the first placed team – Nigeria already booked their tickets for the Quarter-finals. They can also greatly aid the Japanese or Swedish – the game between the two teams only counts if Nigeria doesn’t lose against Columbia. That being said, both teams know that they need a win to even start calculating if they qualify from the group stage or not.
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Both Japan and Sweden played the same so far – drawing Columbia and losing at a one-goal difference against Nigeria. That being said, there is a big difference in Japan’s favor in terms of goals scored – while the Swedish only lost 0-1, Japan lost 4-5.
If Nigeria beats Columbia and Japan and Sweden draw, we will have 3 teams with 2 points – and the Asians will progress due to the number of goals they’ve scored. This will surely not be their target, as they aim to produce the attacking football we’ve seen against Nigeria and win the last game of the group.
Meanwhile, this Swedish team has been less-than-impressive so far in this tournament, both in the draw against Columbia and in the defeat against Nigeria.
They know the next game is an all-or-nothing one for them, and they must win in order to stand a chance to book a Quarter-Final place.
Being a disciplined and hard-working team, they will surely fight up until the last minute for their chance – and why shouldn’t they? We’ve all seen how Euro 2016 unveiled after the group stages.
From a betting perspective, we’re sure of only one thing today: goals. We think both teams will score and the game will have at least 3 goals. We slightly favor Japan – but not enough to recommend betting on them in what will surely be a hectic game.
Total Goals – Over 2,5: 1.61 or 8/13
Both Teams To Score & O/U Goals – Yes & Over 2,5: 1.91 or 10/11
Rio 2016 Olympic Football Predictions & Betting Tips
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