After much delay, the Olympic Games originally scheduled for 2020 will finally go ahead on July 23 until August 8, and so the Olympics 2021 betting odds have been released with the USA being the favourites to be crowned the most successful nation in the medals table at 1.14.
As we get closer to the Olympic Games in July, more individual sports will be priced up, and right now some of the most exciting 2021 Olympics odds can be found in the women’s 100m sprint – more on those shortly.
We’ll also take a look at the favourites in some of the other sports too in this 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics preview, and identify some other areas of potential betting value.
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But for now, let’s move on to Tokyo 2020 predictions.
1. Summer Olympics 2021 Betting Tips
There are stacks of different events at the Olympics, and so finding betting Olympic games best bets should not prove to be too difficult.
We have written 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games betting tips below for a number of key disciplines, and we also wanted to flag up a few other eye-catching selections too.
There’s the tennis events, which are always popular, and remember that Naomi Osaka will be flying the flag for Japan as the face of the Games. That will place her under enormous pressure, but as a four-time Grand Slam champion at the age of 23 she can clearly handle the spotlight – Osaka to win the women’s singles is a fine bet.
I have never competed in an Olympic Games before, but I can say, as an athlete, I'm excited to be competing in the most prestigious athletic event in the world (...). Like most competitors, I've been waiting for this opportunity my entire life, and the fact that they are being held in my birthplace of Japan, I just feel like I can't stop smiling about it (...). You have to mentally prepare for these large-scale moments, and there are a lot of pressures associated with the Olympics because your country is looking up to you
In the men’s draw, it’s worth noting that the event will unfold on a hard court, and that suggests that Novak Djokovic is the smart betting play ahead of Rafael Nadal. The Serbian was distraught when he lost in the Rio Olympics of 2016, and he will be itching to right that wrong here.
The football event will also be eagerly anticipated, and in the men’s draw Brazil look far and away the pick of the 2021 Olympic betting odds. They take the competition very seriously, and have even played friendly matches in the run-up to Tokyo – the likes of Rodrygo and Reinier will shine on the big stage.
The women’s football competition has no restrictions on age, and thus the best team will surely win – that gives the USA the edge, especially as the tournament is likely to be played in scorching 30˚C heat. Those conditions are not favourable to Great Britain, who would otherwise be a serious contender for gold.
It’s on the track where we really expect the USA to thrive, and they will be a key feature of the Olympics 2021 track and field predictions.
They could enjoy the sprint double, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price likely to win gold in the women’s 100m and Noah Lyles, currently the fastest man on the planet since Usain Bolt’s retirement, set to spearhead their attack on the mens.
In the slightly longer sprint races, watch out for Shaunae Miller-Uibo. She is an excellent option in the athletics betting given that she is expected to do very well in both the 200m and 400m events.
Here’s an amazing stat: Simone Biles would become the oldest woman in history to win the gymnastics all-round gold medal in Tokyo – she’s aged 22!
Biles is considered by many to be the best gymnast in history, and this is likely to be her Olympic swansong. The star will want to sign off in style, and she is a must-bet in any of the 2020 Summer Olympics betting odds categories.
Caeleb Dressel won seven gold medals at the last swimming World Championships, and there are many who believe that he could equal that feat in Tokyo too.
That would be an astonishing effort, but shows why the American is so warmly fancied in the Olympic aquatic betting odds for Tokyo 2021.
There are lots of different cycling events, and on the track one of the best 2021 Tokyo Olympic games betting tips is Great Britain’s Laura Kenny. She already has four gold medals to her name, and the times she has been recording in practice suggest that more success could be on its way.
While he may be something of a controversial character, Rohan Dennis is also one of the fastest time trial cyclists around – he’s the pick of the 2021 Olympic betting tips for that particular discipline.
2. Olympic Games 2021 Predictions
So there you have it – we have identified a number of 2020 Olympic Games predictions, and all of the named teams and athletes will surely be there or thereabouts in the medal shake-up.
Tokyo 2020 - Medal Table - Most Gold Medals
No matter where you look, it’s the American athletes that are expected to steal the show – particularly in track and field – and the sheer number of opportunities they have means they are an absolute steal in the Tokyo Olympics odds to win the most gold medals.
The Americans are expected to do very well in the swimming pool too, although as we’ve noted there are individuals from other countries who can challenge the U.S. dominance in some events.
3. 2021 Summer Olympics Live Stream
The Olympic Games are one of the most-watched sporting events on the planet, with billions set to tune into the action.
The question of how to live stream the Olympics 2021 can be answered differently based on your country, however there are options both on your TV and online too.
There is a Tokyo Olympics 2021 live stream available in the UK via the BBC, while in other countries you should check your local listings for details.
A dedicated 2021 Tokyo Olympics live stream will be available on YouTube and some of the other most popular streaming sites, and don’t forget your bookmakers’ app too – the likes of bet365 and Unibet will show Olympics 2021 live coverage.
There’s no better way to follow the Olympics 2021 betting odds and watch the action unfold.
4. Olympic Games 2021 FAQ
4.1 📺 Where to watch the Olympic Games 2021?
You can watch Tokyo 2020 Olympics on television or online. We recommend checking whether your favourite bookmakers, such as 1XBET or Unibet, offer live streaming of the event.
4.2 💰 Where can I place a bet on my Summer Olympics 2020 favourites?
There are plenty of options for bettors who want to back their favourites. William Hill, Bet365 or 1XBET are the bookies offering attractive Olympic Games 2021 betting odds and fantastic promos for their players.
4.3 🥇 Which national team is going to get most medals?
At the moment, it is the USA that leads the Medal Table category of Bet365 Olympics 2021 Betting Odds at 1.14.