Olympic Betting Picks: Women's Gold Medal Soccer Preview and More
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Olympic Betting Picks: Women's Gold Medal Soccer Preview and More

The Olympics continue into its second week – with the most significant event for Canadians the soccer Gold Medal match between Canada and Sweden. We also have the picks for some athletics races, including the marathon.

The 2020 Summer Olympics continue, with some great Canadian athletes and teams continuing their journeys and other world-class athletes looking to capture their own Gold Medals. Get ready for the upcoming events with our Olympics betting picks, including Canada going for Gold in Women’s soccer.

Canada vs. Sweden: Gold Medal Game Preview

To Win the Gold MedalBet99Bet99Bet99To Win the Gold Medal
Sweden1.80Draw (3.30)4.70Canada

canada olympic women soccer odds

After 20 years of heartbreak – Canada finally overcame their biggest rivals, beating the United States to grab a spot in the Gold Medal game. Canada takes on Sweden in the Finals – who took home the Silver Medal at the 2016 Summer Games.

Sweden and Canada have played some close matches over the last decade. Since 2012, Canada and Sweden have played four times – with each side winning once and two games ending in a draw (including their most recent result, a 0-0 outcome in March 2019).

Despite the two countries splitting games over the last nine years, the soccer betting odds are firmly in favour of Sweden to win the Gold Medal. Canada was also a big underdog against the United States (a country they have had much less success against), and look where they are now.

The moment is biggest for Christine Sinclair – who at 38 years old could be playing in her final Olympics. The all-time leading goal scorer has two Bronze Medals – but the chance at a Gold Medal would cap off one of the most distinguished soccer careers (for a player of any sex).

Of course, the team is more than just the veteran presence of Christine Sinclair. Ashley Lawrence is one of the best fullbacks in the game – anchoring the team with her versatility and intelligence. She can lockout up the best wingers on Sweden – and is a big reason why Canada stopped Brazil and the United States from scoring (along with a strong performance from Stephanie Labbe in the net).

Canada head coach Bev Priestman has done a great job in her first Olympics. She has managed her lineups well and made smart adjustments to help Canada remain undefeated at the tournament. Overcoming the United States was her biggest test yet – and accomplishing that feat, she can coach her team of veterans and youngsters to their first Gold Medal victory.

Canada To Win the Gold Medal

Men’s Athletics – 200m Race Betting Predictions

To Win the Gold MedalSports Interaction
Noah Lyles1.65
Andre De Grasse6.00
Kenneth Bednarek6.00
Errlyon Knighton8.50

More sprinters are available at Sports Interaction. Odds subject to change entering the Gold Medal race.

With Usain Bolt retired from racing, Andre De Grasse has a better chance at taking home the Gold Medal in the 200m for Canada. De Grasse finished second to Bolt in the 200m at the 2016 Summer Games. In the semi-finals of the 2016 200m race, De Grasse set the Canadian record, finishing the sprint in only 19.80 seconds (which remains the Canadian record).

De Grasse had an easy run in his first-round heat – finishing in third. He moves on to the semi-finals, where he can put the jets on more to guarantee himself a spot in the Gold Medal race Wednesday morning. Canadian Andre Brown won his first-round heat – with a time of 20.38, giving Canada potentially two chances at a Medal in the event.

If we are going with one of the two Canadians to win the Gold Medal – we are sticking with Andre De Grasse. De Grasse is the best Canadian male sprinter since Donovan Bailey. He is only stronger than he was five years ago – while retaining the aerodynamic form that makes him one of the fastest people in the world. Either Canadian winning is great for the country – but if we are only betting on one, it is De Grasse.

Andre De Grasse To Win the Gold Medal
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Olympic Marathon Betting Predictions

To Win the Gold MedalSports Interaction
Eliud Kipchoge1.36
Lawrence Cherono3.80
Amos Kipruto10.14
Sisay Lemma13.29
Desisa Lelisa14.97

More runners are available for betting at Sports Interaction.

olympics marathon odds

While the marathon is not quite as electrifying as the 100m or 200m sprint, the event is still interesting, especially with world-renowned marathon runner Eluid Kipchoge running in the event and opening as the favourite.

Eliud Kipchoge is arguably the greatest marathon runner of all time. Kipchoge won the 2016 Gold Medal and yet only seems to get better with age. In 2018, he set the world record for the marathon – finishing the Berlin race at 2:01:39. In 2019 – Kipchoge took part in the Ineos 1:59 Challenge. While not an official marathon (and therefore not counting for a world record), the event was designed to test whether an athlete could complete a marathon distance in under two hours.

Kipchoge – with twenty seconds to spare – accomplished the feat. Now, he comes into Tokyo as the favourite to win the race – and potentially the only person on the planet capable of ever running the race in less than two hours.

Eliud Kipchoge To Win the Gold Medal
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Best Online Sportsbooks to Bet on the 2020 Olympics

Find the best online sportsbooks to bet on the 2020 Summer Olympics below. New users can receive a welcome bonus, which you can use to wager on your favourite Canadian athletes competing in the Summer Games.