Olympics 2020 Women’s Hockey Final Netherlands vs Argentina Predictions and Betting Tips
Netherlands vs Argentina will be the final game in the women’s hockey tournament at the 2020 Olympics. The Netherlands vs Argentina women’s hockey final at the 2020 Olympics will take place on August 6, 2021 at 12 PM Central European Summer Time.
We will be giving you our predictions for the Netherlands vs Argentina women’s field hockey final by analyzing both teams and offer you some betting tips as well.
Let’s start off by previewing the Netherlands Men’s hockey team first.
Netherlands Women’s Hockey Team Preview
The Netherland’s women’s hockey team is the best team in the world according to the FIH rankings as of August 5,2021.
The Netherlands women’s hockey team is a dominant force in women’s hockey. This team has reached the final of the women’s hockey tournament since 2004. In fact, it has won a medal in every Olympics since 1996.
Ther Netherlands women’s hockey team is tied with Germany as the team with the most number of gold medals at the Olympics, but unlike Germany that won its last gold medal 21 years ago in 2000, the Netherlands won its last 2 gold medals in 2008 and 2012.
The Netherlands also has the most number of medals in the Olympics over all as well and won a silver medal in 2016.
The Netherlands has also won the most number of women’s hockey world cups and has won the last 2 world cups in 2014 and 2018.This team has reached the finals of every women’s world cup since 1998.
This Netherlands women’s hockey team is also the most successful team in Europe having won the European Championship 3 times in a row in 2017,2019 and 2021 with a record of winning 11 out of 15 European Championships for women’s hockey and finishing runners up in 2 out of 15 of them.
Going into the 2020 Olympics the Netherlands women’s hockey team had won every single game since January 2020 with the exception of 2-0 defeat to Argentina, in FIH Women’s Pro League. In Spite of this defeat the Netherlands won the FIH Women’s Pro League in the 2020-21 season.
The Netherland’s women’s hockey team is currently unbeaten in the 2020 Olympics.They had scored the most goals during the group stage at 16 goals and conceded just 2 goals.
They overpowered New Zealand in the quarterfinals 3-0 and Great Britain in the semis 5-1 to set up the final with Argentina.
The Netherlands has the highest goals per game in the women’s hockey tournament in the 2020 Olympics with an average of 3.42 goals per game and the 2nd lowest average for goals conceded per game at 0.43 goals per game.
Argentina Women’s Hockey Team Preview
Argentina is the 2nd best women’s hockey team in the world according to the FIH. This team has never won a gold medal at the Olympics but won a silver medal in 2000 and 2012. In fact, between 2000 and 2012 Argentina won 2 silvers and 2 bronze medals.
They were knocked out by none other than the Netherlands in the quarter finals of the women’s hockey tournament in the 2016 Olympics.
Argentina’s women’s hockey team is also the second most successful team in the women’s hockey world cup. They are tied with Germany and Australia in terms of cup victories but Argentina has reached more finals and more third place finishes than these two teams,
Argentina is the only team to break Netherland’s dominance in the women’s world cup between 2000 and 2018. Argentina won its first world cup in 2000 and the second one in 2010 by defeating Netherlands in both these tournaments in the final.
The interesting fact is that Argentina has faced the Netherlands in the final in the women’s world cup in 2000 and 2010, and defeated them in both.
Argentina wasn’t outstanding in the group stages like the Netherlands or Australia and qualified for the knockout stage by finishing 3rd in their group.
Argentina scored just 8 goals tying them on the 7th with New Zealand in terms of most goals scored during the group stage. Keep in mind that only 12 teams are playing in the tournament.
But in the knockout stage Argentina performed quite well. They demolished Germany 3-0 and made a comeback win against India to win 2-1 in the semi finals.
Argentina has scored 13 goals in 7 games giving them an average of 1.8 goals per game but their average during the knockout stage was much better at 2.5 goals per game. That’s a 38.8% increase in goals scored.
Their defensive record was also better in the knockout stage as they conceded just 1 goal in 2 games for an average of 0.5 goals conceded per game.
This is in sharp contrast to their form in the group stage where they conceded 8 goals in 5 games for an average of 1.6 goals per game. That’s an improvement of more than 300%!
Olympics 2020 Women’s Hockey final Netherlands vs Argentina Odds
Bookmakers are offering the following odds for the Netherlands vs Argentina game in the final of the women’s hockey tournament at the 2020 Olympics:
- Netherlands 1.26
- Draw 6.00
- Argentina 6.80
Based on these odds we can clearly see that bookmakers heavily favor the Netherlands to win this game. In terms of percentages, we can see that Netherlands have a 79.6% probability of winning according to the bookmakers while Argentina has a 14.7%
Olympics 2020 Women’s Hockey final Netherlands vs Argentina Predictions
Based on the performance of these 2 teams during the Olympics we can see why bookmakers heavily favor the Netherlands women’s hockey team in the 2020 Olympics. The last time these 2 sides met in an Olympic final was in the 2012 Olympics where the Netherlands won 2-0.
Both the highest and the second highest goal scorers in the entire tournament are from the Netherlands team and they have scored 9 goals and 6 goals respectively.
We expect the Netherlands to score 3 goals and Argentina to pull back with at least 1 goal.
Olympics 2020 Women’s Hockey final Netherlands vs Argentina 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 Netherlands vs Argentina game nor do we recommend you to place a match winner bet on the Netherlands.
You could place a match winner bet on Argentina and multiply your winnings by more than 6x. But this outcome is highly unlikely
In order to make a good profit on this one, we recommend you to make combo bets to increase your profit. Here are some of our betting tips to build your own combo bet for the Netherlands vs Argentina game in the final of the Women’s hockey tournament of the 2020 Olympics:
- Netherlands to win
- A total of over 3.5 goals to be scored
- Both teams to score