Rio 2016 Olympics – Football Betting Previews, Odds And Tips
Although the Olympic Games might not be seen as a first priority for most football associations, we must admit that this year’s games have some very interesting games.
One of these games will take place two teams that were central performers in this summer’s competitions: Euro 2016 winners Portugal and Copa America finalists Argentina. Will the duel between their under 23 squads live up to the expectation?
04/08/2016 – Rio De Janeiro
Betting Odds: Portugal 3.40 or 12/5 Draw 3.20 or 11/5 Argentina 2.20 or 6/5
We honestly think it will. The Argentinians have some very bright attacking talents in the persons of Giovanni Simeone and Angel Correa – both players with good goalscoring records in Europe last season.
Although the squad misses the great talents found at senior level, it can rely on goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli from Real Sociedad to stop shots. Most of the other players are from the domestic lead, coach Olarticoechea looking to find new talent for the latin team.
Meanwhile, Portugal has a few recent Euro 2016 winners in their squad – Fernandes, Mane or Ilori. The squad is brimming with new talent as the Rui Jorge’s squad are looking for the second Portuguese win in international football in just a few months.
All three over 23 players (Olivera, Agra, and Martins) are expected to start against Argentina and lead their younger colleagues to a victory in the first game of the Olympic games and a good start towards a medal-winning tournament.
From a betting perspective, there is not a lot to say before we see the teams play at least once. The only thing that can surely be stated is that both squads have great attacking talent, so the game is unlikely to finish 0-0.
We can even envision a draw with goals, with 1-1 being the most probable score given by most betting agencies. Our ideas for this game are Portugal/Argentina to score, or both to score if you’re looking for better odds. We’ll surely come up with more analysis after we see the teams on day 1.
Both Teams To Score – Yes: 2.05 or 21/20 with NetBet
Total Goals – Over 2.5: 2.25 or 5/4 with NetBet
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