Canada v Great Britain betting tips: Perfect GB are White hot
Preview and odds for Tuesday’s women’s Olympics football clash
The final group games take place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and we have scouted the odds to find some Canada v Great Britain betting tips.
There are 12 teams competing in the tournament, divided into three groups of four. After a round-robin format, the top two teams and the two best third-placed sides advance to the quarter-finals.
Great Britain got off to the ideal start with victories over Chile and Japan while Canada drew their opener with Japan before beating Chile.
Tuesday’s Group E clash, which takes place Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Kashima, Japan, is on the BBC Red Button from noon.
Canada v Great Britain match odds
Canada earned three important points with a 2-1 win over Chile in their second match of the group phase.
Janine Beckie scored a brace for Canada and Karen Araya converted a penalty for Chile.
With the win, Canada now have four points after a 1-1 draw with hosts Japan in the opening match, scoring with their only shot on target, and are well-positioned to progress to the knockout stages entering the final game in the group phase.
Canada are the 3/1 underdogs in a game where a draw would put both sides through.
The Canada v Great Britain betting tips show the draw is available at 23/10.
Handing Olympic debuts to Jayde Riviere and Julia Grosso, Canada did what they needed to do against Chile, creating numerous chances and even had the luxury of missing a penalty.
They went a goal up in the 29th minute and then added a second early in the second half. Chile pulled one back just before the hour with a penalty and then hit the bar with 17 minutes remaining as Canada hung on.
Canada are the only nation in the world to reach the podium at both London 2012 and Rio 2016 in women’s football. At Rio 2016, they became the first Canadian Olympic team to win back-to-back medals at a summer Olympic Games in more than a century.
The team are hoping to make history by getting back on the podium for a third consecutive time.
After starting their campaign with a comprehensive 2-0 win over Chile, Great Britain defeated a gritty Japan with a superb near-post header from Ellen White securing a 1-0 victory and a place in the knockout phase.
The crucial goal came midway through the second half. Kim Little played the ball wide to an overlapping Lucy Bronze and White nipped in front of goalkeeper Ayaka Yamashita to bravely head in.
They now top Group E with six points and the Canada v Great Britain betting tips have Great Britain at Evens to win the match.
Canada v Great Britain head-to-head
Defeat would mean Great Britain finish second behind their opponents and Canada have won the last two meetings with England, whose players make up all bar three of the GB squad.
Three of the last four meetings between Canada and England have seen fewer than three total goals.
It is 4/6 there will be under 2.5 goals scored in the game in the Canada v Great Britain betting tips.
Riise now has the luxury of bringing in some fresh players who have yet to feature as Great Britain, who feature in our Olympics women’s football winner odds, need just a draw to top the group.
However, exciting winger Fran Kirby, who was unable to make the match squad for the first two games with a slight injury, is unlikely to be risked with their qualification already confirmed.
Manchester City striker White has scored all three of Great Britain’s goals at this tournament and she is expected to again lead the line.
Canada have few injury concerns. Christine Sinclair, the all-time record goalscorer in international football with 187 goals for her country, is expected to start alongside Beckie in a potent attack.
Kallen Sheridan will likely continue to be selected in goal after Stephanie Labbe was forced off through injury in the opening game against Japan.
Japan must beat Chile and will need Team GB to overcome Canada in order to clinch second place.
Should the hosts draw, they will have to hope they finish as one of the two best third-placed teams.
If Great Britain top the group, they will take on the third-placed side from Group F or Group G in the quarter-finals.
Japan’s technically gifted midfield caused Great Britain problems in the first half but the introduction of Scotland’s Caroline Weir and a less passive approach in the second half made for a much better display.
Much depends on whether Riise will field her strongest midfield while Canada will hope 33-year-old midfielder Desiree Scott (pictured above), who has more than 160 international appearances, will be able to nullify the strong Team GB threat.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication