The long-awaited 2020 Summer Olympics are to kick off in Tokyo on July 23. It is to be recalled that the 32nd Olympics was not held on time due to the coronavirus outbreak. The international multi-sport event will last until August 8, and experts have already made forecasts regarding the winning country. Scores 24 offers its users to track the results of the Olympics online.
On the threshold of the Olympic Games, Gracenote, an American company, has traditionally published a forecast of the outcome of intercontinental competitions. According to experts from the United States, most of the medals, including gold, will be won by their compatriots. Gracenote also claims that China and Russia will also get into the TOP 3.
When it comes to the performance of the Russians, the forecast includes one significant detail: the final position of the Russian Federation may be lower due to the disqualification of some potential medalists.
Here is the TOP 10 by Gracenote:
- Great Britain
Can sports betting enthusiasts trust Gracenote experts? To answer this question, let’s see if their forecasts regarding the results of the 2018 Winter Olympics came true.
Back then American analysts made the TOP 10 of national teams by final standing:
The Russian national team was predicted to be the 14th.
Here are the actual results:
Based on the 2018 Winter Olympics results, Russia took the 13th line.
As you can see, there was no a single accurate hit, but many predictions were very close to reality. At the end of the 2020 Games, even greater disagreement with the opinion of Gracenote is expected. Let us tell you why.
As of early June, the pre-Olympic tournaments, including the world championships, have not had a chance to be completed. And this is the case in many sports. Thus, American experts have to make predictions based on the results of the intercontinental championships held two years ago. This is, to put it mildly, a half-hearted effort.
Furthermore, the Olympics have traditionally been considered the most unpredictable competitions, where the successes of underdogs and other sensations are commonplace.
Disqualifications due to doping are another factor that may render the predictions untrue. In recent years, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stripped many of the “unclean” Olympic medalists from medals.
As a result, sports betting fans will have to rely more on their analytics and gut feeling when making a bet. This is rather risky given the money at stake.
Scores 24 offers betters to enjoy the Olympic Games without the unnecessary stress and lost funds. The platform offers its clients to track the results of events online. It is a one-stop portal, which is very convenient.
2020 Summer Olympics program
A number of sports disciplines will receive Olympic status in Tokyo for the first time. This is due to the fact that the new IOC principles allow competitions in disciplines that are popular with the hosts of the Olympics.
Here are the disciplines that will be featured at the Olympic Games for the first time:
- freestyle BMX;
- sport climbing;
- 3×3 basketball;
- medley relay in swimming;
- medley relay in athletics;
- team competitions in archery;
- team competitions in judo;
- team competition in triathlon.
Also, some disciplines are to return to the Olympic program after a long break.:
2020 Olympics Betting
Let us look at the types of bets bookmakers offer their clients to make. The most popular bet is the winner of the team scoring. The highest probability of winning and, as a result, the lowest odds are set for the US triumph.
You can also make a bet on what national team will receive the most medals. For betters who do not have a clear understanding of the Olympics, let us clarify that the winner in the team scoring is the one with the most gold medals. Here the situation with odds changes little, if at all – the favorites are the same.
You can also bet on a specific number of rewards. For example, whether the Americans will be able to get more than 125 medals or if the obvious outsiders, the Norwegians, will manage to have at least 10 podium finishes.
World records in disciplines are another popular theme for forecasting. Since the Olympics are all about the highest sporting achievements, the likelihood of witnessing a new world record is very high.
Let us keep in mind that the Summer Olympics were postponed once. And since the pandemic has not been over yet, there are still bets on the upcoming cancellation of the intercontinental competitions accepted. Please note that currently, the IOC does not contemplate the possibility to postpone the Olympic Games again.
Needless to say, placing bets on the outcomes of specific matches, if we talk, for example, about football, will be available closer to the start of the Summer Olympics.
How to bet on the Olympics and do it correctly
Let us figure out what a new bettor should do if he decided to bet on the 2020 Olympics.
Performance analysis of the event participant
If a player intends to bet on the overall team result, it makes sense to look at the outcome of the previous Olympics. Some trends keep persistence for decades. In other cases, it makes no sense to look so far.
If we take tennis as an example, it is recommended to check the athlete’s performance at pre-Olympic tournaments, what kind of surface s/he plays best, whether s/he has recovered from an injury, and other details that affect the result.
For each discipline, there is a specific betting strategy that makes winning almost guaranteed. The winning tactics can be found on dedicated portals, blogs of successful betters, or forums devoted to online betting.
Bonuses and deals
Bookmakers traditionally welcome major sporting events with extensive bonus programs. In order not to miss the free betting options, profitable accumulators, cashback, and other incentives, users need to check the section with the bookmaker’s deals offers before making bets.
Scores 24 will broadcast online all Olympic tournaments and indicate their results in detail. To avoid spending all the time in front of a computer screen, the website users can download the Scores 24 mobile application or use the mobile version of the portal.