The 2020 Tokyo Olympics soccer competitions kick off this week, with many of the world's top men's teams relying on their young stars and the USA women eager to atone for a fifth-place finish in 2016. The United States women's national soccer team kicks off its pursuit of a fifth gold medal with a match against 2016 runner-up Sweden on Wednesday at 4:30 a.m. ET. The Swedes knocked the USWNT out in 2016, winning in a shootout after a 1-1 draw. Men's action kicks off early Thursday with an intriguing matchup between Mexico and France at 4 a.m. ET, and Germany faces Brazil in a rematch of the 2016 final at 7:30 a.m. ET.
William Hill Sportsbook lists Spain as the +188 favorite to win the Tokyo Olympics 2020 men's tournament in its latest 2020 Olympics futures, followed by Brazil (+275). The USWNT (-187) are the top pick to win the Tokyo Olympics 2020 women's tournament, well ahead of the Netherlands (+550). Before you make any 2020 Tokyo Olympics futures picks or bet on any match, you have to see what consummate soccer insider Martin Green is saying.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now Green has released his top futures picks for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, with value and long-shot plays that could cash in huge. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks.
Top 2020 Tokyo Olympics soccer futures picks
Green is supremely confident that Spain (+188) will emerge as the men's gold medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. The men's tournament rules allow for only three players over age 24, and Spain has the most available young talent.
Many European club teams have refused to make players available as they go through preseason training, and teams like Mexico and Honduras kept their young stars home to play in the Concacaf Gold Cup. The Spanish team, on the other hand, features several players from the squad that reached the Euro 2020 semifinals earlier this month.
Second favorite Brazil has its share of young stars, but traditional soccer powers like France and Germany will be undermanned in this competition. "It will be a travesty if Spain fails to win this tournament," Green told SportsLine.
How to make 2020 Tokyo Olympics picks
Green also has locked in his winner on the women's side and offers his value picks and long shots for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Any of these futures picks will bring huge plus-money payouts. He's only sharing his top picks here.
Who is Green backing to win the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? And which long shot can go all the way? Check out the odds below and then visit SportsLine now to see Martin Green's Tokyo Olympics 2020 futures bets and analysis, all from the soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 since the 2017-18 season.
2020 Tokyo Olympics odds
South Korea +2000
Ivory Coast +6600
New Zealand +15000
South Africa +25000
Saudi Arabia +25000
USA (Women) -187
Netherlands (Women) +550
Great Britain (Women) +650
Sweden (Women) +1000
Japan (Women) +1200
Brazil (Women) +1400
Australia (Women) +1600
Canada (Women) +1600
China (Women) +6600
New Zealand (Women) +10000
Zambia (Women) +15000
Chile (Women) +25000