There is never a dull moment when the Olympic Games are on, as there are always a ton of events to choose from at any given time. If you like a lot of action and exciting plays, then you need to be tuning into volleyball in Tokyo. There are a couple of different ways you can go here, which is traditional volleyball on the hard court or 2-person teams going head-to-head on the beach. Both competitions are in the early stages of play, giving you plenty of games to tune into throughout the week. Let’s take a look at the current state of play to get an idea of where you should be spending your money when you wager on Olympics Volleyball odds.
2020 Tokyo – Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Betting Preview for this Week’s Events
Volleyball Pool Stage
In regular volleyball, on both the men’s and women’s side of things, the teams are split into two pools. The top 4 teams in each pool move on to the knockout round, so a lot to play for.
On the women’s side, each team has played just 1 game to this point. In Pool A, it was Japan, Serbia, and Brazil coming away with wins in their opening games. The Brazilians are always among the favorites and always a good bet to win. In Pool B, it was Turkey, Italy, and the United States picking up wins, so they would certainly be favored to move on, although things can change quickly.
As I write this piece, the men are in the process of completing their second round of games, with some already having played. In Pool A, Japan, Iran, and Poland are very much in the driver’s seat and looking like a good bet to move on. Pool B sees The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) on top, followed by Brazil and the United States. As mentioned, Brazil and the United States always field strong teams, so look for them to be in the mix once we get to the medal rounds.
Beach Volleyball Preliminary Round
While teams still compete for their nation in beach volleyball, countries can have more than one entry. The preliminary round sees teams split into 6 different pools of 4, so expect a lot of games this week.
On the men’s side in Pool A, we have an ROC team and a Norwegian team filling the top 2 spots. Over in Pool B, it is Latvia and ROC on top. Pool C has Qatar and the United States leading the way, while Pool D has Brazil and Netherlands leading, neither of which is a surprise, The final two pools are Pool E, with Poland and Brazil on top, and Pool F, which sees Poland and Italy as the leaders.
On the women’s side, we have Canada and Switzerland sitting on top of Pool A. In Pool B, it is the United States and Spain in the lead, while Pool C has Brazil and China looking very good. A familiar theme emerging in Pool D, with Brazil and the United Stated leading the way. Pool E has Australia and ROC on top, while Pool E sees Switzerland and Germany on top.
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