We preview the high anticipated semi-finals in men’s Olympic football a double header that features on Wednesday beginning with hosts Brazil taking on Honduras and followed by German vs. Nigeria. Where the value bets are.
<p>We preview the high anticipated semi-finals in men’s Olympic football, a double header that features on Wednesday beginning with hosts Brazil taking on Honduras and followed by German vs. Nigeria. Where the value bets are, you may be wondering?</p><p> </p><p><strong>Brazil vs. Honduras</strong> There are no surprises in this market. Brazil are runaway favourites to win in 90 minutes and to qualify for the gold medal game at the expense of Honduras. They are home favourites after all and their quality is undeniable. You can back Brazil to win at 1.27 with Marathon Bet in match betting markets. To qualify offers very little value where Brazil is concerned, they are priced as low as 1.01 with most sports betting exchanges.</p><p>Of course, one can’t dismiss Honduras out of hand. Competition such as these can deliver surprises. After all, they are through to the semis behind an upset over a highly fancied South Korea in the quarterfinals. Still, expecting Honduras to upend Brazil’s bid is overly optimistic, aptly backed out to 16.00 with 10bet. It would take something extra special for Honduras (priced at 21.00 to win the gold medal) to serve up a surprise against gold medal faves Brazil (1.67 to win the gold medal).</p><p>By all accounts, this is a mismatch on paper and the hosts should come through for their backers. Those looking to wager this game could go ahead with Brazil priced at 1.27 to win in 90 minutes at Marathon Bet, a punt that is likely to cash at the betting window. But better odds are found with the Over 2.5 goals priced at <a href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4810&book=Bet365">1.95 with bet365</a> and a win to nil, which is priced at 1.75 with Boylesport and looks to be a great value considering the Brazilians are yet to concede in four games played.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Nigeria vs. Germany</strong> Germany looks to advance into the gold medal game at the Olympics at the expense of African hopefuls Nigeria. You can back the World Cup champions to do so at rather tempting prices, anywhere from 1.95 to 2.05, the latter of which is obviously the price to look for when shopping for odds.</p><p>Although Die Mannschaft are the second favourites priced at 4.00 after Brazil to clinch the coveted gold medal, bookmakers are giving Nigeria some respect here. They do have the potential to surprise and are aptly considered the dangerous floaters of the last four. Nigeria is priced at 4.00 or thereabouts depending on your choice bookie to win in 90 minutes. The draw is priced at 3.50 with <a href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4824&book=Ladbrokes">Ladbrokes</a>.</p><p>That said, by and large, the public appears to be backing Germany and for good reason. A surprising second-place finish in group play was punctuated by 15 goals scored and just five conceded. They also defeated European champions Portugal 4-0 in the quarterfinals, underscoring their championship credentials in no uncertain terms.</p><p>Indeed, although Nigeria is a respectable side it would be an upset if they relegated Germany to the bronze medal game. Taking Germany therefore at 2.00 with Paddy Power to win is a good bet, combined with another scoring spree that would crack the Over 2.5 total, also priced as a <a href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4834&book=Paddypower">surprising 2.00 with Paddy Power</a>.</p>