Team Gb On The Drift As Squads Around The World Are Announced For London

As more and more nations are announcing their football sides for the Olympic Games, the betting picture becomes clearer as William Hill have cut the price of Uruguay winning the men’s tournament from 8/1 to 6/1, while GB have gone the other way from 6/1 to 8/1. Brazil are the 7/4 favourites to win the competition, while Spain are 2/1.

GB’s men are expected to progress through a relatively easy group, however, they are 2/1 to exit the competition at the Quarter Final stage. Daniel Sturridge and Craig Bellamy are favourites to be GB’s top tournament scorers at 7/2 with Scott Sinclair and Marvin Sordell 6/1. Captain Ryan Giggs is 10/1.

“GB are not one of the favourites for the competition, but a fair number of the players called up have had experience with Pearce as their manager and so that could help them progress further than most would expect,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

GB’s ladies are also outsiders to win the tournament, despite the fact that they were the only side to defeat Japan at the last World Cup. At 20/1, Hope Powell’s side are behind 13/8 USA; 7/2 Japan; 4/1 Brazil; 7/1 France and 9/1 Sweden.

Men’s Olympic football: 7/4 Brazil; 2/1 Spain; 6/1 Uruguay; 8/1 Great Britain; 9/1 Switzerland; 14/1 Mexico; 40/1 Japan; 50/1 Belarus; 50/1 Egypt; 50/1 Morocco; 50/1 Senegal; 50/1 South Korea; 66/1 Gabon; 200/1 Honduras; 200/1 New Zealand; 250/1 United Arab Emirates

Men’s Stage of elimination: 11/5 Group Stage; 2/1 Quarter Final; 9/2 Fourth place; 5/1 Bronze medal; 6/1 Silver medal; 8/1 Gold medal

Top GB goalscorer: 7/2 D Sturridge, 7/2 C Bellamy, 6/1 S Sinclair, 6/1 M Sordell, 10/1 R Giggs, 12/1 A Ramsey, 14/1 T Cleverley, 16/1 D Rose, 20/1 J Allen, 25/1 M Richards, 25/1 C Dawson, 25/1 No Goal Scorer, 33/1 J Tomkins, 33/1 J Cork, 50/1 R Bertrand, 50/1 S Caulker, 66/1 N Taylor

Women’s Olympic football: 13/8 USA; 7/2 Japan; 4/1 Brazil; 7/1 France; 9/1 Sweden; 20/1 GB; 25/1 Canada; 25/1 North Korea; 40/1 New Zealand; 100/1 Cameroon; 100/1 Colombia; 100/1 South Africa

Women’s stage of elimination: 9/2 Group Stage; 4/6 Quarter Final; 9/2 Fourth place; 6/1 Bronze medal; 8/1 Silver medal; 20/1 Gold medal

Joe Crilly
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