And then here were two! After a long and hard fought battle to get to the knockout stages of the field hockey tournament, Belgium and Argentina will have to overcome one last hurdle to get their hands on the gold. The 12 teams participating in the field hockey tournament were split into two groups of six, which saw finalists Belgium secure a first place finish of Group A. We’ll take a closer look at the road to the final and all the bets available for the big game.
Belgium will start the match as the favourites out of the two teams with odds currently at 26/25 to take home the gold. They have been excellent from the start of the tournament and humiliated the hosts in front of their own fans – the final result finished 12-0 to Belgium, and that result sent shockwaves to all the other teams and a clear message that they’re a force to be reckoned with.
Belgium are a high scoring team and all their games except for one have finished in over 3.5 goals. This means that all the games they played had a minimum of four goals and this is an important factor when betting on Belgium to win the final of the hockey tournament. Currently, odds for the game to end in over 3.5 goals are at 3/5 and odds for Belgium to score three goals or more in the game are at 10/7.
Argentina finished third in the group behind Germany and the Netherlands but showed their true fighting spirit to secure a place in the final. Argentina drew twice and lost to India in the group stages and a narrow win over Spain in the quarter finals saw them face Germany for the second time in the tournament. They beat the Germans 5-2 after a 4-4 thriller in the group stages. Argentina’s odds to win the final match are at 11/5 as they stand and 69/100 for Argentina to score a minimum of two goals.