Olympics 2020 Women’s Hockey Semi-final India vs Argentina Predictions and Betting Tips
India vs Argentina will be the 2nd game in the semi-finals of the Women’s hockey tournament at the 2020 Olympics. The India vs Argentina game will take place on August 4, 2021 at 4 PM Indian Standard Time and at 12 PM GMT.
We will be giving you our predictions for the India vs Argentina game by analyzing both teams and offer you some betting tips as well.
Let’s start off by previewing India’s women’s hockey team first.
India Women’s Hockey Team Preview
India’s women’s hockey team is overshadowed by India’s men’s hockey team which dominated the Olympic games in the 60’s,70’s and 80’s.
India’s women’s hockey team however has been unsuccessful in terms of winning a medal at the Olympics or the women’s hockey world cup.
This is only the 3rd Olympics that India’s Women’s hockey team has qualified for the Olympics. They reached the semi finals in their first appearance in the 1980 Olympics and failed to qualify for the tournament until the 2016 tournament where they were eliminated in the quarter finals.
However it seems,the 3rd time’s the charm as this team qualified for its first semi finals in well over 40 years at the Olympics.
This could probably be tied down to the fact that in many countries, women’s sports receive a lot less financial support especially in a developing country like India where most of the funding goes towards Cricket.
Many Indian sports fans will be rooting for their team and this team will be giving their best to win their first medal at the Olympics.
India’s Women’s hockey team is currently ranked 10th and has exceeded expectations.
India’s women’s hockey team is currently ranked 10th by the International Hockey Federation.
This team qualified for the knockout stages by finishing 4th in their group. This group consisted of 5 other teams,4 of whom were ranked much better than them.
They managed to finish 4th thanks to a victory over 9th placed Ireland.
At the quarter finals, India faced Australia who were unbeaten in the tournament and the 4th best team in the world. India exceeded expectations and defeated Australia 1-0 to set up a semi final match up against Argentina in the semi finals of the women’s hockey tournament at the 2020 Olympics.
Of all the teams left in the women’s tournament at the time of writing, this team is the lowest ranked one. So if you like rooting for the underdogs, you might want to check this team out!
Argentina Women’s Hockey Team Preview
Argentina’s women’s hockey team is ranked as the 2nd best team in the world and that’s for some good reasons indeed. This team has been a dominant force in international women’s field hockey especially at the Olympics.
While this team is yet to win a gold, they had a strong historical performance in the women’s field hockey tournament at the Olympics. Argentina won a silver in the 2000 Olympics, a bronze in the 2004 Olympics, another bronze in 2008, a silver in 2012. This streak was broken in the previous Olympics when they were knocked out by the most successful team, the Netherlands in the quarter finals in 2016.
Argentina had a pretty good run in the women’s field hockey tournament as well. This team has reached 8 of the 14 women’s field hockey world cup and had a good run between 2002 and 2014 where they won the world cup twice and finished 3rd twice in the 4 world cups that took place during that time.
In the last world cup in 2018, they were knocked out in the quarter finals.
Argentina qualified for the knockout stages in the current olympics by finishing 3rd in their group where they were tied on points with 2nd placed Spain. Argentina defeated a strong German side 3-0 to book their place in the semi finals.
Olympics 2020 Women’s Hockey India vs Argentina Predictions
Of all the teams that qualified for the quarter finals of the women’s hockey tournament in the 2020 Olympics, India scored the fewest number of goals (7) and conceded the most goals (14). Of the 12 teams, that participated, India had scored the 3rd fewest goals and conceded the third highest number of goals.
It was also the team with the worst goal difference of -7 goals. After their victory over Australia, India has scored an average of 1.33 goals per game and conceded an average of 2.33 goals per game.
Argentina on the other hand didn’t score a lot of goals either. They ranked 6th out of 12th in terms of goals scored during the group stage. They were tied with Spain on the 5th spot for the fewest goals conceded in the group stage as well.
After their 3-0 victory over Germany, Argentina has improved their goal scoring average from 1.6 goals per game during the group stage to 1.83 goals per game and reduced their average goals conceded per game from 1.6 to 1.33 goals conceded per game.
We expect Argentina to exceed its average and score 3 goals and India to strike back as well with at least 1 goal.
Although on paper, Argentina should win, India has shown the ability to beat the odds and pull off a victory.
We predict Argentina to win 3-1 but we think there is a good chance that India might pull off another upset in the tournament and if it does take control of the game, India will win 1-0 or 2-1.
Olympics 2020 Women’s Hockey Semi final India vs Argentina Odds
Bookmakers are yet to release the odds for the India vs Argentina hockey game. We will update this article with odds for this game as soon as we have more information.
Olympics 2020 women’s Hockey India 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.
If the India vs Argentina women’s hockey 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 India vs Argentina women’s hockey game:
- Bet on Argentina to win.
- Total goals scored under 5.5.
- Both teams to score.
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