Olympics Bets Of The Day August 8 | Daily Tips & Predictions

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Olympics Bets Of The Day – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bets at Tokyo 2020.

Today’s Best Olympics Bets

Sunday August 8

🤾‍♀️ Event | Handball | Women’s Final: Russia vs France
🏟 Venue | Yoyogi National Stadium
Start Time | 3.00pm local (4.00pm AEST)

The women’s handball gold medal will be decided today as Russia and France square off for the second time these Olympics.

Russia edged France by a 28-27 scoreline in the group stage and we’ll be backing the defending Olympic champions to repeat that result in their quest for back-to-back gold.

After a shaky start to their Olympic title defence, drawing with Brazil and losing to Sweden, the Russian team have bounce back sensationally and bring a five-match winning streak into the final.

Russia saved one of their best performances for the semi-finals against pre-tournament favourites Norway, prevailing 27-26 to return to the final.

Meanwhile, France went winless in three of their five group games, but produced a great showing to dominate the Netherlands 32-22 in the quarter-finals before taking out Sweden 29-27 in the semis.

It sets up what should be a thrilling final, but as mentioned, we’ll be leaning with the Russians.

Russia opened up a dominant 22-16 lead against Norway before taking their foot off the pedal and have generally been the better side in Tokyo.

They also defeated France in the final of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

And with three of Russia’s last four wins coming by 1-5 margins, we’re backing another tight game for the gold medal.

Sunday August 8

🤽‍♂️ Event | Water Polo| Men’s Final: Serbia vs Greece
🏟 Venue | Tatsumi Water Polo Centre
Start Time | 4.30pm local (5.30pm AEST)

One of the last gold medals to be decided in Tokyo takes place in the Water Polo today as Serbia and Greece square off in the final.

Serbia will be aiming for back-to-back gold medals after they defeated Croatia in the final of the 2016 Rio Olympics, while Greece will be competing in their first ever Olympics final.

Although Greece are unbeaten so far in Tokyo and have won their last four matches by at least a three goal margin, it’s Serbia who are the deserved favourites in this match-up.

Serbia are undefeated against Greece in the last 11 meetings between the nations dating back to 2013, winning 10 of those fixtures.

Additionally, Serbia won all 10 of those games by covering the -1.5 handicap and that’s the bet we’ll be focusing on in the final.

After downing Italy 10-6 in the quarter-finals, Serbia produced a miraculous comeback to conquer Spain 10-9 in the semis, recovering from 7-3 down before storming home in the last quarter.

Bringing that sort of confidence and momentum into the final with the added experience of winning a gold medal and a dominant H2H record over their opponents, Serbia should be able to come out on top here.

Olympics Futures Betting Tips

Gold Medal Handicap: Australia vs Great Britain

We believe we’ve found some great value in the gold medal handicap market when it comes to Australia and Great Britain going head to head.

Great Britain have won 27 gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics and 29 gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics, while Australia claimed just eight each in Rio and London.

While Great Britain isn’t expected to reach those lofty heights in Tokyo, they should still certainly be able to win at least two more gold medals than Australia.

Men’s Football Olympics Betting Tips

Men’s Football Gold Medal Winner

Spain are the clear stand-outs in the men’s football competition and have got to be considered favourites for the gold – and we can get some solid value for them before the tournament begins.

Eric Garcia and Pau Torres are arguably Spain’s first-choice centre back pairing and played together for the bulk of the Euros, while other big names included in their squad include Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos, who are two of their overage players.

Also watch out for Dani Olmo and boom young midfielder Pedri, who was recently named the young player of the tournament award at Euro 2020.

Spain are set to top their group involving Australia, Egypt and Argentina and from there should be able to navigate past the likes of Brazil, France and home nation Japan on their way to gold.

Women’s Beach Volleyball Olympics Betting Tips

Women’s Beach Volleyball Gold Medal Winner

Brazil’s duo of Agatha Bednarczuk and Duda Santos Lisboa come into the Olympics as the only team with winning momentum after taking out the International Beach Volleyball Federation four-star event in Gstaad, Switzerland a couple of weeks ago.

Agatha and Duda dropped just one set for the entire tournament and gained confidence for Tokyo with a straight sets (21-13, 21-18) win in the semi-finals over Canadian reigning Olympic champions Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes, who are tipped to be the Brazilian’s biggest rivals.

Agatha, 38, was a silver medalist at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and claimed gold at the 2015 World Championships in The Hague, while Duda – still young at 22 years of age – is a two-time U21 World Champion and three-time U19 World Champion.

The Brazilian team appear to have the perfect balance of experience and youth and couldn’t have put together better preparation for Tokyo – we’re liking them at $5.00 to go all the way.

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