2020 Olympics Football Winner Odds: Can Brazil Defend Its Title?

  • The men’s Olympic football tournament is held 21 July - 7 August
  • 16 teams will compete for the gold medal
  • Brazil is the defending champion and one of the top favorites beside Spain
2020 Olympics Football winner odds
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The men’s football tournament in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is held between the 21st of July and 7th of August. 16 teams will compete for the gold medal including the defending champions, Brazil. Whose team is mentioned in the top favorites by the 2020 Olympics Football winner odds again along with Spain and France. 

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Winning the Olympics might not be as important in football as winning the World Cup but it is still a well-recognized title. 16 teams compete in the tournament, first in the group stage, with the first two teams from each group advancing to the quarter-final. We are likely to see great talents during the competition. As each team can only have players aged 24 or under plus three overaged players. The matches will be played in Kashima, Saitama, Sapporo, Sendai and Yokohama beside Tokyo. Hungary has been the most successful country with 5 medals, including 3 gold. Ahead of Great Britain, Argentina and the Soviet Union. Brazil has won its first Olympic title on home soil five years ago and they will be a big favorite to win the gold again. 

2020 Olympics football winner odds favor Spain and Brazil

We can see several familiar players back in the Spanish team who have also performed in Euro 2020. Like Unai Simon, Eric Garcia, Mikel Oyarzabal, Dani Olmo or Barcelona talent Pedri. Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio and Arsenal midfielder Dani Cabellos will also join them as overage players. Reading this list it’s not surprising that online sportsbooks in Spain expect a victory from their team. And offer the smallest odds, 3.00 for a Spanish gold in the 2020 Olympics football winner odds. 

But the defending champions, Brazil, will also have some great players in its squad. First and foremost, 38-year-old Dani Alves is also a member of the team and wants to win his 44th title. An amazing number from the former Barcelona and PSG right-back, who returned back to Brazil and still plays at Sao Paulo.  Beside Alves we can also find several great young players in the team. Like Arsenal defender Gabriel and his teammate, Gabriel Martinelli. Or Everton player Richarlison. Brazil won its first title in Rio following three silver and two bronze medals. Now their odds to defend their title is 3.75 on bet365. 

2020 Olympics Football winner odds
The Brazilian team at the 2016 Olympics – Image source: Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil, CC BY 3.0 BR, via Wikimedia Commons

Chances of other top nations

France are the current world champions so we should mention them in the favorites in all big football tournaments. Even though their Olympic squad might not be as strong as their first team. Especially after several clubs didn’t allow their players to take part in the competition.  Forcing the team’s coach, Sylvain Ripoll to name new participants. Still the French team is strong with Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga  and Tigres forwards, Andre-Pierre Gignac and Florian Thauvin. Online gambling sites in Spain offer the odds of 9.00 for a French victory. 

The finalists of the previous Olympics, Germany can perform well too. Their manager, Stefan Kuntz has won the Euro 1996 as a member of the German team. Now he will aim to win the gold with his talented squad. Including several Bundesliga players as Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri or Wolfsburg player Maximilan Arnold. Their odds to win this time is 10.00. While the latest Copa America winner Argentina is hoping for another success from its Olympic team. They won the gold in 2004 and 2008 but didn’t qualify for the knockout stage in the previous Games. Now they have the odds of 9.00 to finish on top again. 

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