Olympic Football: Men Third Favourites But Women Face Uphill Task

The draw for the women’s and men’s Olympic football was made on Tuesday, with differing fortunes for both GB sides. With the GB women having a relatively tough draw, they are 11/4 to win their group with William Hill but 16/1 to win the competition behind USA (11/4), Brazil (3/1), Japan (3/1), France (11/2) and Sweden (10/1).

The GB men on the other hand have an easier passage to get through to the knock out stages and GB are 10/11 to win their group and 5/1 third favourites to win the tournament behind Brazil (15/8) and Spain (9/4).

“The men head into the tournament as third favourites despite the fact that nobody knows who will be in their squad, while the loss of Kelly Smith looks to have hampered the women’s chances,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Women’s Olympic Football:

Group E: 2/5 Brazil; 11/4 Great Britain; 6/1 New Zealand; 16/1 Cameroon

Group F: 8/11 Japan; 7/4 Sweden; 9/2 Canada; 33/1 South Africa

Group G: 8/13 USA; 13/8France; 7/1 Korea DPR; 33/1 Colombia

Outright winner: 11/4 USA; 3/1 Brazil; 3/1 Japan; 11/2 France; 10/1 Sweden; 16/1 Great Britain; 20/1 North Korea; 20/1 Canada; 50/1 New Zealand; 100/1 South Africa; 100/1 Colombia; 100/1 Cameroon

Men’s Olympic Football:

Group A winner: 10/11 Great Britain; 7/4 Uruguay; 5/1 Senegal; 14/1 UAE

Group B winner: 11/8 Switzerland; 13/8 Mexico; 4/1 Korea Republic; 17/2 Gabon

Group C winner: 1/7 Brazil; 10/1 Egypt; 10/1 Belarus; 16/1 New Zealand

Group D: 3/10 Spain; 5/1 Japan; 6/1 Morocco; 14/1 Honduras

Outright winner: 15/8 Brazil; 9/4 Spain; 5/1 Great Britain; 9/1 Uruguay; 10/1 Switzerland; 16/1 Mexico; 33/1 South Korea; 33/1 Japan; 33/1 Egypt; 33/1 Belarus; 40/1 Senegal; 50/1 Morocco; 66/1 Gabon; 125/1 Honduras; 150/1 UAE; 150/1 New Zealand

Make the Team GB Squad:

David Beckham: 1/10 yes; 11/2 no
Gareth Bale: 1/16 yes; 7/1 no
Craig Bellamy: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
Steven Fletcher: 11/4 yes; 1/4 no
Chris Brunt: 4/1 yes; 1/7 no
Jack Butland: 4/6 yes; 11/10 no
Josh McEachran: 1/2 yes; 6/4 no
Joe Cole: 9/2 yes; 1/8 no

To Start first game of Olympics:

David Beckham: 1/2 yes; 6/4 no
Gareth Bale: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no
Craig Bellamy: 3/1 yes; 2/9 no
Steven Fletcher: 8/1 yes; 1/20 no
Chris Brunt: 10/1 yes; 1/33 no
Jack Butland: 11/2 yes; 1/10 no
Josh McEachran: 11/10 yes; 4/6 no
Joe Cole: 12/1 yes; 1/50 no

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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