- Both Australia and Belgium’s men’s field hockey teams are favored to win the gold medal with +275 odds.
- Belgium is the number one ranked field hockey club in the world.
- Australia is the second-ranked field hockey club in the world.
TOKYO — Field Hockey has been an ever-growing sport and now at the 2021 Summer Olympics, both Belgium and Australia have the shortest odds to win the gold medal.
Ranked the first and second field hockey clubs in the world right now, Belgium is ranked first with 2,602 total points while Australia is not far behind with 2,489 points.
Since 2018, both teams have alternated taking over the top spot but things were not always like that.
Olympic Men’s Field Hockey Odds To Win Gold
- Australia (AUS) +275
- Belgium (BEL) +275
- Germany (GER) +550
- Netherlands (NED) +550
- Argentina (ARG) +1000
- India (IND) +1000
- Great Britain (GBR) +1100
- Spain (ESP) +3300
- Japan (JPN) +5000
- New Zealand (NZL) +5000
- Canada (CAN) +12500
- South Africa (RSA) +20000
Getting into Belgium’s recent history, they have a lot backing up their Olympic odds including multiple gold medals and awards. At the 2016 Olympic Games, Belgium was able to come away with the silver medal. In 2018, Belgium walked away with the gold medal at the Field Hockey World Cup. They also won gold at the 2019 European Championship as well as at the FIH Pro League in 2021.
They were also the recipients of both the Belgian National Sports Merit Award in 2019 and the Belgian Sportsteam of the Year Award in 2012, 2016, 2018, and 2019.
Betting On Australia Field Hockey
As for Australia, they are no strangers to the spotlight either. In the last six Olympic games, they have claimed the gold (2004) and four bronze medals.
Their World Cup experience is impressive as well with two gold medals in the last three competitions. They have tons of experience in smaller tournaments as well having won the Oceania Cup in their last 11 tournaments, they have won gold in four of the last six Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and gold in seven of the last eight Champions Trophy contests.
With that, bettors could find money betting on either of them to win the gold medal. However, those looking to secure profits at legal sports betting sites could bet on both teams, locking in 1.75 units of profit should either win the gold.
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