Olympics 2020 field Hockey Netherlands vs Great Britain Predictions and Betting Tips

Netherlands vs Great Britain will be the 12th game in Group B of the Men’s field Hockey Tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. 

The Netherlands vs Great Britain match in the Men’s Field Hockey Tournament at the 2020 Olympics will take place on the 29 July 2021 at 0330 hrs GMT and 0430 hrs Central European Summer Time.

This will be the 4th game for each team and both teams will play 1 more game after that in the group stage.

We will be giving you our predictions for the Netherlands vs Great Britain game by analyzing both teams and offer you some betting tips as well.

Let’s start off by previewing the Netherlands first.

Netherlands Men’s Hockey Team Preview 

The Netherlands’s Women’s hockey team often overshadows the Men’s national team considering the women’s team is ranked number 1 and has won the most number of medals at the Olympics as well as the Women’s field hockey world cup.

However, the Netherlands Men’s National Field Hockey team is not too far behind. It is the third best team in the world and the second best team in Europe after Belgium which is ranked 2nd.

Ever since 1988, the Netherland’s men’s field hockey team has always reached the semi-finals in the summer olympics. In the 8 Olympics tournaments held since then, the Dutch team has won 2 consecutive gold medals,a bronze medal and 2 silver medals.

In the last three Men’s field hockey world cups, the men’s team finished 3rd in 2010 and runners up in 2014 and 2018.

The Netherlands hockey team has been in great form in recent years. They finished 3rd in the 2019 European Championships and the 2019 FIH Pro League. In the 2020-21 season, the Netherlands won the European championships in 2021 and the 2020-21 FIH Prop League as well.

At the 2020 Olympics Netherlands are in third place in Group B and have 6 points, the same number of points as 2nd placed Germany and 4th placed Great Britain.

Of the 12 teams that participated in the Men’s Hockey tournament, the Netherlands has the 4th highest number of goals so far (10 goals).

The average number of goals scored per team per game is 2.72 so far and with an average of 3.33 goals per game, Netherlands certainly exceeds that.

The Netherlands are yet to be challenged in the Olympics. They defeated Canada and South Africa who are yet to win a single game and they were beaten by world number 2, Belgium.

Great Britain Men’s Hockey Team Preview

Great Britain’s Men’s hockey team has won 3 gold medals in the Olympics with their last gold medal (or any medal) coming in the 1988 Olympics. Ever since then the team has never managed to win a medal at olympics let alone to reach the semi final at the Olympics with the exception of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

In the 2016 Olympics the team was knocked out in the group stage. Great Britain reached the semi finals in the 2019 FIH pro league but finished 6th out 9 teams in the 2020-21 IFH pro league season.

In the world cup, European Championships and the commonwealth games each nation plays separately with England being the top team. In fact, the current roster of the Great Britain Men’s Hockey team consists of mostly English players with 12 out of 16 players representing England, 2 players from Northern Ireland and 2 players from Wales.

After winning the world cup in 1986, England failed to reach the semi finals in subsequent world cups until 2010. In the 3 world cups between 2010 and 2018 England has always managed to reach the semi-finals. 

The England team is yet to win at the commonwealth games but has been consistently finishing 3rd in the last 3 commonwealth games which is a sign that the team can perform in the top stages.

England is currently ranked 7th in the world while Great Britain is not ranked by the field hockey federation.

At the Olympics Great Britain is tied with Netherlands on 6 points but is on the 4th spot in group B due to an inferior goal difference.

Great Britain has scored 7 goals in 3 games for an average of 2.33 which is lower than the average of all teams of 2.72 goals.

Olympics 2020 field Hockey Netherlands vs Great Britain Predictions 

We believe that the Netherlands should beat Great Britain in this game. In Terms of goals the expected goals for this game would be 5.66 goals and if we round that off that means a total of 6 goals could be scored in this game.

Olympics 2020 Men’s field Hockey Netherlands vs Great Britain Odds

Bookmakers are yet to release the odds for the Netherlands vs Great Britain hockey game. We will update this article with odds for this game as soon as we have more information.

Olympics 2020 Men’s field Hockey Netherlands vs Great Britain Betting Tips

If you have read our article on how to win at sports betting, you would know about one of the most effective sports betting strategies that is dependent on odds.

If this game ends up having odds of 2.00 or more for both teams we recommend you to bet an equal amount of money on both teams to win. The reason for this is because this ensures that you make a small yet decent profit without losing all your money.

That being said, in field hockey, draws may occur. In this case you stand to lose all your money.

Some other betting tips we have for you involve placing parlay bets or combo bets. This increases your payout. Here are some betting tips we have for you for the Netherlands vs Great Britain field hockey game:

  • Bet on Netherlands to win (if Netherlands has odds of at least 2.00)
  • Bet on the Netherlands to win with a total of over 5.5 goals to be scored.

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