Olympics 2020 Men’s Hockey Final Australia vs Belgium Predictions and Betting Tips
Australia vs Belgium will be the final game in the men’s hockey tournament at the 2020 Olympics. The Austria vs India men’s hockey final at the 2020 Olympics will take place on August 5, 2021 at 8 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time and at 12 PM Central European Summer Time.
We will be giving you our predictions for the Australia vs Belgium Men’s field hockey final by analyzing both teams and offer you some betting tips as well.
Let’s start off by previewing the Australia Men’s hockey team first.
Australia Men’s Hockey Team Preview
According to the FIH rankings as of August 4,2021, Australia is the best ranked men’s hockey team in the world. This team has won the Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2010,2014 and finished 3rd in the last world cup in 2018.
At the Olympics, Australia won the bronze medal in 2008 and 2012 but were knocked out in the quarter finals of the last olympics in 2016.
Australia’s men’s hockey team has been in fine form in the 2020-21 season and finished runners up to Belgium in 2020-21 Men’s FIH Pro League. Australia has replicated this form in the Men’s field hockey tournament of the 2020 Olympics.
This team is one of two teams that hasn’t lose a single game in the tournament this season, with the the other team being Belgium.
Australia qualified for the quarter finals as leaders of their group scoring 22 goals during the group stage. Only Belgium managed to score more goals than them. Australia also conceded just 9 goals which tied them with Belgium in terms of the fewest goals conceded during the group stage.
Australia’s performance in their quarter final game against the Netherlands wasn’t very impressive. After scoring the first goal in the game in the 13th minute, they conceded a goal in the 32nd minute. Australia took the lead again in the 38th minute but conceded another goal with 10 minutes left on the clock.
Australia went on to win the game on penalties.
They went on to face a strong German side where they won 3-1.
So far, Australia has scored 27 goals for an average of 3.85 goals per game and conceded 12 goals for an average of 1.71 goals per game.
Belgium Men’s Hockey Team Preview
Belgium is ranked as the 2nd best men’s hockey team by the FIH. This team won a silver at 2016 Olympics and won the last Men’s Hockey World Cup which was held in 2018. Belgium finished runners up in the 2019 Men’s FIH Pro League and finished as winners of the 2020-21 season.
Needless to say, the Belgians were in great form going into the Men’s Hockey tournament in the 2020 Olympics. Just like the Australians the Belgians replicated this form in the Olympics.As mentioned earlier, along with Australia they are the only team in the tournament that hasn’t lost a single game yet.
Belgium scored the highest number of goals during the group stage and were tied with Australia as the team with the fewest number of goals.
Unsurprisingly they emerged as leaders of their group as they qualified for the quarter finals. In the quarter finals they faced Spain . After conceding a goal in the 26th minute,the Belgians struck back in the 38th minute to equalize the game and followed it up with 2 goals to win the game.
The win over Spain helped them to qualify for their 3rd semi final in a row at the Olympics. In the semi finals Belgium faced a
In the semifinals they faced the 3rd best team in the world, India. Belgium scored the first goal in the 2nd minute of the game. But India scored 2 goals in the span of 1 minute starting in the 7th minute.
Belgium equalized in the 19th minute and the game was a stalemate until the 49th minute when Hendrickx’s goal gave Belgium the lead. He scored 7 minutes from time to get his 2nd hat trick at the 2020 Olympics.
Belgium has scored 34 goals in 7 games which gives them an average of 4.85 goals per game. Belgium has conceded just 12 goals just like Australia for an average of 1.71 goals conceded per game.
Olympics 2020 Men’s Hockey final Australia vs Belgium Odds
Bookmakers are offering the following odds for the Australia vs Belgium game in the final of the Men’s hockey tournament at the 2020 Olympics:
- Australia 1.99
- Draw 4.00
- Belgium 2.80
In terms of probability, bookmakers believe Australia has a 50.3% chance of winning while Belgium has a 35.7% chance of winning.
Olympics 2020 Men’s Hockey final Australia vs Belgium Predictions
In terms of their performance during the Olympics, both teams have been amazing. We personally believe that this will be a very closely contested game and don’t agree with the bookmaker odds because we believe that Belgium should have slightly higher odds.
We think this one can go either way but we’ll trust the Bookmakers judgement and say that Australia will win 2-1.
Olympics 2020 Men’s Hockey final Australia vs Belgium Betting Tips
If you have read our guide on how to win at sports betting, you would learn about one of the most effective sports betting strategies that is dependent on odds.
Since both teams don’t have odds of 2.0 or more we don’t recommend using the strategy of betting on both teams for the Australia vs Belgium game.
In order to make a good profit on this one, we recommend you to make combo bets to increase your profit or just place a match winner bet on Belgium.
- Australia to win
- A total of under 5 goals to be scored
- Both teams to score
- Handicap +0.5 to Belgium, result draw.