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Once again, the world’s top rugby sevens nations will battle it out for bragging rights at the Summer Olympics. This time around, New Zealand have the best 2020 rugby sevens Olympics betting odds to win gold. However, if this pans out, it will be a hard pill for defending champions Fiji to swallow.
The men’s rugby sevens tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will run from 26 to 31 July 2021. Previously, New Zealand recorded a fifth-place finish at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
At this time, they have the best 2020 rugby seven Olympics betting odds to win a gold medal in Tokyo. Let’s see how their odds their of winning stand against the 2016 podium finishers on 22BET Sportsbook:
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World champions New Zealand have the 2020 rugby sevens Olympics betting odds to win gold
Currently, New Zealand’s men are dominating the rugby sevens tournaments. At this time, they are the reigning World Cup, Commonwealth Games, and World Series Champions. Now, New Zealand have their eyes firmly set on achieving the same success at the Summer Olympics.
Previously, they finished the 2016 tournament in fifth place. This time, they have the 2020 rugby seven Olympics betting odds to improve their record in the tournament by winning gold.
Fiji look to retain their Summer Olympics title
In 2016, Fiji won the inaugural sevens tournament at the Summer Olympics. Now, they are back to defend their title. However, as it stands, New Zealand pose the biggest threat to their title defending hopes.
Nevertheless, they have the second-best 2020 rugby sevens Olympics betting odds at 3.74 to win a second gold medal. Another team that has a chance to win the gold medal in Tokyo is South Africa. Last time around, they recorded a respectable third-place finish at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Silver medalists Great Britain will only settle for gold in Tokyo
Last time around at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Great Britain’s rugby sevens team made it into the final. However, it was not the ending that they hoped for. According to the online sportsbook news in Japan, Fiji crushed Great Britain 43-7 in the final.
Now, Great Britain will be looking to bounce back from their heavy defeat. The only way they can achieve this is by winning gold. At this time, they have the fourth-best 22BET Sportsbook 2020 rugby sevens Olympics betting odds at 11.00 to do just that.
Lastly, Japan is another of the 2016 podium finishers looking to record a first-place finish at this year’s Summer Olympics. On this occasion, Japan also have the advantage of playing at home.