Olympics men’s football winner odds: Hosts bid to reach semi-finals
Guide to the quarter-final matches and prospects of gold
We have reached the quarter-final stage at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and we take a look at the Olympics men’s football winner odds.
With 2016 runners-up Germany spiralling out, we assess Saturday’s last-eight clashes as the teams bid for a place in the final at the International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan, on August 7.
Spain v Ivory Coast match odds
Two draws and a win were enough to see 11/8 gold medal favourites Spain through to the quarter-finals.
A goalless stalemate with Egypt, a 1-0 win against Austria and a 1-1 draw in their final group game against Argentina was enough to see the Spaniards through and eliminate the 2004 and 2008 winners.
Ivory Coast are similarly unbeaten, having downed Saudi Arabia 2-1 before earning draws with powerhouses Brazil (1-1) and Germany (0-0).
They created plenty of chances in their group games but need to be more clinical if they are to justify their 13/2 odds to win in 90 minutes against Spain.
Ivory Coast’s Olympics men’s football winner odds are 40/1 to lift the gold medal.
Japan v New Zealand match odds
Japan have hardly been tested and the host nation take on 100/1 gold medal outsiders New Zealand in the quarter-final.
A 1-0 win over South Africa, a 2-1 success over Mexico and a 4-0 thumping of France – with goals from Hiroki Sakai, Takefusa Kubo, Koki Miyoshi and Daizen Maeda – meant Japan topped their group. They are 2/9 to beat their opponents and 6/1 to win the gold medal.
New Zealand have exceeded expectations, with Burnley’s Chris Wood (pictured above) sealing a 1-0 win over the Republic of Korea. A 3-2 defeat by Honduras was a setback but the Kiwis earned their quarter-final spot with a 0-0 draw against Romania.
Brazil v Egypt match odds
At 6/4, Brazil are the second favourites for gold on the Olympics men’s football winner odds list.
Defending champions Brazil claimed a 3-1 win over Saudi Arabia to progress, following a 4-2 victory over Germany and a 0-0 draw with Ivory Coast.
Everton’s Richarlison has been instrumental in their wins, scoring five times, including a hat-trick against Germany.
Egypt have not fared too badly without Liverpool marksman Mo Salah.
They opened their account with a draw against Spain before losing to 1-0 to Argentina but goals from Ahmed Rayan and Amar Hamdy were enough to beat Australia and put them through to the knockout phase.
Republic of Korea v Mexico
Despite starting slowly with a defeat to New Zealand, the Republic of Korea thumped Romania 4-0 and Honduras 6-0 to progress.
Goals could flow in Yokohama as 2012 London winners Mexico have also been scoring for fun.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication