Publish: 11.03.2016

Olympic Football Betting Preview

With the start of the Olympics just around the corner, a number of nations are getting ready to square up ahead of new domestic football seasons.

It won’t be a surprise to any football fan to see Brazil installed as the current favourites with most of the bookies. They have some of the best young players in the world and will be looking to build on their 2-0 win against Great Britain in a friendly last week. The younger players in the side could also be using this as a chance to advertise themselves. Brazil are 6/4 with most of the market.

Spain are the current World and European champions so it’s a shock not to see them as the favourites to take gold in the football. They also have some extremely talented players in their squad including many who are already playing for the top clubs around Europe. They will be looking to press on and prove with the gold that they are without doubt the best side around. Spain are 11/4 with youwin.

Uruguay have slowly risen up the world rankings in the last few years and they are in good shape to do well at this event. They have a lot of team spirit and unity which is important when it comes to an event like the Olympics. Hopefully they will be able to keep everyone fit as they are carrying a few injuries which may have an impact on their chances. They are 7s in most places.

Great Britain are a decent bet for the simple fact that they have home support. They will need the crowd to get behind them at times because they are lacking in a few key areas where it really matters. They have some great young players and some solid experience but it could all be a little too much against the bigger and better sides. This will be a big display of how far British players are behind others when it comes to technical ability. Team GB are 12/1 to take the gold with 888 sport.

Switzerland could be a decent little outside bet to take the gold at 16s. Swiss clubs have been developing great talent in Europe over the last couple of seasons which has been reflected through the performance of their sides in the Champions League. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain so they’ll be going all out at all stages of the event.

Mexico are 18s to win the gold medal which could look like a very good price if they make it to the knock out stages. The Mexicans have everything needed to take the gold but they lack the consistency needed to win major events. It’s a bit of a gamble but if they start the tournament well and look good then don’t be afraid to back them to push on and at last secure a bronze in the play-off match.

Now you have read our Olympic football betting preview you will hopefully have a better idea where your bets will be going. Reading our preview would of probably pointed out that the bookies are all fighting hard to offer their customers the best betting odds. This could need if you stick with your usual bookmaker then you may not be getting the best betting odds and bet value. On that note it is worth remembering that most online bookmakers offer new customers free bets and free bet offers when you join. So before you place any bets check out our free bet guide and see what are the best free bets and get a free bet to go with the better betting odds. We have all the best free bets covered like the Betfred £50 Free Bet and the Totesport £10 free bet so check them out today and get your Olympic betting off to a great start.