- The men’s Olympic soccer tournament is down to just eight teams remaining with Spain listed as the slight favorite to win gold at +155 betting odds.
- Brazil comes in as a close second at +165, with host nation Japan listed at +500, and Mexico next at +1000 odds.
TOKYO - Men’s soccer at the Olympics is entering the quarterfinal stages, with four matches set for Saturday morning.
Traditional powerhouses Spain and Brazil are still alive in the bracket, with host Japan also present.
Some surprise teams have advanced thus far with New Zealand and Egypt looking to advance to the semi-finals.
Full betting odds for the event are available on the online sportsbooks where Spain and Brazil are separated by a wide margin at the top of the list.
Tokyo 2020 - Soccer Men's Tournament Odds
- Spain +155
- Brazil +165
- Japan +500
- Mexico +1000
- South Korea +1600
- Egypt +3300
- Ivory Coast +3300
- New Zealand +10000
The soccer tournament at the Olympics is limited to those under 23 years old, with the exception of three overage players for each squad.
- Spain Vs. Cote d'Ivoire
- Japan Vs. New Zealand
- Brazil Vs. Egypt
- South Korea Vs. Mexico
Spain and Brazil come into the quarters as the favorites and have the most star power on the field.
Brazil has Barcelona legend Dani Alves as one of their designated players, with Spain adding the Real Madrid duo of Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio.
Both teams haven’t looked terrific in the group stage but Brazil impressed with a 4-2 victory over Germany that featured a hat trick from Richarlison.
Richarlison with a hattrick inside 30 minutes!
He helped Brazil beat Germany 4-2 in their opening match at Tokyo 2020.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 22, 2021
Meanwhile, Spain drew two of their three matches and only scored two goals total in the group stage.
Those looking to bet on the Olympics can find great value on teams like Japan, or Mexico who are led by veteran international keeper Guillermo Ochoa.
Jimmy Reinman honed his skills across various mediums including print, radio, and broadcast before bringing his arsenal of knowledge to the team here at USAOnlineSportsbooks in 2020. When he’s not writing, you can find him in a state of focused stress on any College Football Saturday, or maniacally constructing NBA parlays on a cool spring evening.