Olympics Bets Of The Day August 4 | 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

Wednesday August 4

🏃‍♂️ Event | Athletics | Men’s 800m Final
🏟 Venue | Olympic Stadium
Start Time | 9.05pm local (10.05pm AEST)

Peter Bol is aiming to make history for Australia when he lines up in the 800m final tonight and we’re backing the 27-year-old to make the podium.

Bol is the first Australian man in 53 years to qualify for the Olympics 800m final and looks a genuine chance to medal.

Only one man – Kenya’s favourite Ferguson Rotich – qualified faster across the three semi-finals earlier in the week, and he was only 0.07 seconds ahead of Bol.

Bol has broken two Australian records on the bounce in Tokyo and is building perfectly for a massive race in the final.

Even legendary commentator Bruce McAvaney couldn’t contain his excitement after Bol’s brilliant semi-final run, declaring the Aussie ‘can win the gold medal’.

We’re not going to go that far from a betting perspective – Ferguson is the deserved favourite and it will take an enormous PB from Bol to pull that off, but we’re confident he can medal if he can continue to make the gradual improvements that have propelled him to the final.

Wednesday August 4

🏃‍♂️ Event | Athletics | Men’s 200m Final
🏟 Venue | Olympic Stadium
Start Time | 9.55pm local (10.55pm AEST)

One of the showpiece events of the men’s athletics program is the 200m final and we’re in for another spectacular race tonight with the gold medal up for grabs.

With Usain Bolt now out of the picture, there’s a fantastic chance for these runners to claim an Olympic gold – but who will step up and take advantage?

Canadian superstar Andre de Grasse looks like the man to beat in our eyes.

De Grasse is the most experienced of the eight finalists and ran second to take silver behind Bolt at the Rio Olympics five years ago.

De Grasse was the most impressive in the semi-finals, qualifying fastest with a personal best time of 19.73, which is also quicker than what anyone in the final has run in 2021.

His main rival will be reigning world champion Noah Lyles, who ran an incredible 19.50 seconds in Lausanne, Switzerland back in 2019 – the fourth fastest time in history behind Bolt, Yohan Blake and Michael Johnson.

However, Lyles – who was the pre-tournament favourite – wasn’t convincing in his semi-final and trailed off to finish third behind Aaron Brown and Joseph Fahnbulleh.

De Grasse finished second behind Lyles at the 2019 World Championships and as mentioned, also claimed silver behind Bolt in Rio. This is the Canadian’s time to shine and if he can improve on his PB from the semi-finals, he will certainly be in with an excellent chance of taking out the gold.

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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