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Mens Olympic Football - Great Britain U23 v Senegal U23

By howtobet on July 25, 2012 in Betting Guide, Olympics

The host nation complete the action of Day 1 when they take on Senegal. Great Britain have not been able to select the best players available due to clubs refusing to release players. They looked poor against Brazil and may need time to gel. Senegal themselves had problems with several forwards unable to be selected.

Mens Olympic Football - Game Day 1 - Match 8

Great Britain U23 v Senegal U23 (Manchester 20:00) Best Match Odds 1.72 3.80 6.00 - Best Outright Winners Price: Great Britain 13.0 & Senegal 51.0.

Olympic History:

  • Great Britain P19 W11 D1 L7 GF70 GA41 GD+29 Best Finish Winners Twice.
  • Senegal 1st time qualified.

Recent Form:

  • Great Britain P1 W0 D0 L1 GF0 GA2 GD-2
  • Senegal        P3 W3 D0 L0 GF5 GA0 GD+5

Great Britain have drifted at the head of both the outright and group betting markets. They may still be good enough to qualify but I cannot see it. Senegal have had good preperation and have defeated fellow finalists Spain and Switzerland in friendlies. May be a dark horse in the outright market.

Key Points - Great Britain lost Gareth Bale to injury and possibly there only hope of success. The team has several decent players but are not good enough collectively. They were poor in the 2-0 defeat against Brazil and the game was played at testamonial pace. GB have few dangers and Senegal have many dangerous players. Their defence has improved too with three clean sheets in their last three matches.

Betting Analysis - The price of Senegal has shortened over the last week as bookmakers have realised that GB are not a threat. Looking at the Asian Handicaps Senegal +0.5 goals covers the draw also 2.30 looks a great price.

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