Paris 2024 Olympic Football: Predictions and Odds

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Discover the best Olympic Games football predictions with selections for the men’s and women’s tournaments in Paris 2024. With the latest betting and analysis of the groups and matches, you won’t miss a thing with Marathonbet!

Follow the Olympic Games football predictions for the men’s and women’s tournaments for the beautiful game. Between July 24th and August 10th, both events will take place in seven venues spread across France. There are 28 teams participating; 16 in the men’s tournament and 12 in the women’s tournament.

Paris 2024 Olympic Games football tips

As an indicator of the chances of the various teams, here’s a few highlights from the most recent Olympic football tournaments, held in Japan. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympics were delayed until 2021, and the majority of matches were played behind closed doors. However, a limited audience was allowed at some games.

2020 Tokyo Olympics men’s football tournament highlights

  • Brazil won the tournament, defeating Spain 2-1 after extra time in the final.
  • Six of the Brazilian starting XI in the final played in the English Premier League last season (Diego Carlos, Douglas Luiz, Bruno Guimarães, Anthony, Matheus Cunha and Richarlison).
  • Mexico won the bronze medal after overcoming the host nation, Japan, 3-1.
  • The highest scorer in the tournament was Richarlison, although the Tottenham striker missed a penalty in the final.
  • That was Brazil’s second successive men’s Olympic title after winning on home soil at the Maracanã in 2016. However, they will not make it three in a row, as they failed to qualify for the 2024 Olympics.
  • The three previous winners prior to 2016 were Mexico and Argentina (twice).

2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s football tournament highlights

  • Canada defeated Sweden 3-2 on penalties in the final after the match finished 1-1 after extra-time.
  • In a high-scoring tournament, Dutchwoman Vivianne Miedema was top scorer with 10 goals.
  • The United States won the bronze medal match, beating Australia 4-3.
  • The women’s tournament has featured in the last seven Olympics. The United States have won four gold medals.
  • Sweden and Brazil have both been losing finalists twice.

Predictions for the Olympic Football at Paris 2024

Although they do not have the prestige of other international competitions in the world of soccer, the Summer Olympic Games are, due to their history and following, an unmissable event for football fans across the globe. Below, you’ll find a list of the latest odds and fixtures in each group, to help you predict who you think may win the gold medals.

Paris 2024 Men’s football odds and favourites

The Men’s Olympic football tournament comprises 16 teams from five continents. The squads for the men’s teams are restricted to players under-23 years old (born on or after 1st January 2001). However, each competing nation is allowed to include three overage players.

The current odds for the 16 men’s teams in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games are:

France 3.40Japan 29.00
Argentina 3.92Israel 34.00
Spain 4.40Mali 34.00
Morocco 10.50Guinea 51.00
United States 18.00Uzbekistan 81.00
Paraguay19.00Iraq 101.00
Ukraine 19.00New Zealand 111.00
Egypt  21.00Dominican Republic 151.00

Hosts France are favourites for the gold medal. Argentina and Spain appear to be the main alternatives for the title of Olympic champion.

As the tournament progresses, the latest odds on the men’s tournament will be updated here.

Paris 2024 Men’s Tournament – predictions

Although the first three teams in the betting look certain to contend for the title, Paraguay look like an outsider with a chance of unsettling the fancied teams. In their seven qualifying matches, they won four times, drew twice and lost just once. In the final qualifying stage, they beat the reigning champions, Brazil, as well as drawing 3-3 with Argentina. They also drew with Argentina in the preliminary group stage and will be tough opponents.

Morocco won the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations to gain their place, with Real Betis winger Abde Ezzalzouli heading the tournament scoring list with three goals and three assists. They will hope to emulate the success of the other African winners, Nigeria in Atlanta 1996 and Cameroon in Sydney 2000.

The United States have never won an Olympic football medal of any colour; however, that could change this year. When qualifying through the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, they topped their preliminary group and then won every match from the round of 16 onwards without conceding a goal (aggregate score 16-0). That included a 6-0 victory over the Dominican Republic in the final and, whilst their opponents also qualified, they are rightly considered the outsiders in the Olympic football betting. 

If you’re looking for a long shot, Uzbekistan could be worth a second glance. They qualified through the 2024 AFC U-23 Asian Cup, winning all three of their group games without conceding a goal. They then beat the defending champions, Saudi Arabia, 2-0 in the quarter-finals before winning by the same score against Indonesia in the semi-finals. They lost the final 1-0 to Japan, but it took a 91st-minute winner to decide the match, and that was the only goal Uzbekistan conceded in the whole tournament. They can count themselves a bit unfortunate, as they also missed a penalty in the seventh minute of injury time and had the majority of shots, possession and corners during the match. 

Olympic Football Paris 2024 – Men’s competition format

The tournament is divided into four groups of four teams. The teams in each group play one another on a round-robin basis

The top two in each group advance to the quarter-finals.

Men’s Football Groups – Olympic Games

Group A

France, United States, Guinea, New Zealand

Group B

Argentina, Morocco, Iraq, Ukraine

Group C

Uzbekistan, Spain, Egypt, Dominican Republic

Group D

Japan, Paraguay, Mali, Israel

Paris 2024 Women’s football odds and favourites

The main difference with respect to the men’s tournament is that only 12 teams will participate. Additionally, there are no age restrictions on the women’s teams.

The current odds for the 12 women’s teams in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games are:

United States 2.81Australia 17.00
Spain 3.10Canada 21.00
France 6.10Colombia 26.00
Germany 13.00Nigeria 67.00
Brazil 15.00Zambia 67.00
Japan 15.00New Zealand 101.00

The United States are the favourites to win the Women’s football at the Olympic Games, given their fantastic pedigree in this tournament. Spain are the second favourites, despite ‘La Roja’ never having played in the tournament previously. Defending champions, Canada, are long odds to repeat their success here.

As the tournament progresses, the latest odds on the women’s tournament will be updated here.

Paris 2024 Women’s Tournament – predictions

In theory, the women’s tournament should be easier to predict, as there are fewer teams and no age restrictions, with all nations having their full international squad available.

The United States (USWNT) are favourites, having won four Olympic golds in the seven tournaments. They have lost just two of their last 23 matches, although they were held to a goalless draw by Costa Rica in their most recent match. However, in the 2023 women’s World Cup, the United States were eliminated by Sweden on penalties in the round of 16.

Spain are close second favourites, despite never having played in the Olympics before. However, Spain won the women’s World Cup, beating England 1-0 in the final. They also won the women’s Nations League earlier this year. The Spanish side are on an incredible run, having won 28 of their last 31 matches, and may prove too strong for the US team.

France are next best in the betting, although they were defeated by Spain 2-0 in that Nations League final. More recently, they topped their qualifying group for the 2025 women’s European Championship, finishing ahead of Sweden and England. The French have taken part in the Olympics twice before, with their best finish being fourth in London 2012.

Canada won the bronze medal in both 2012 and 2016 before beating Sweden on penalties in the Toyko 2020 final; however, they are a big price to repeat that feat here. They have drawn four of their last six matches, including two against the United States, both of which they subsequently lost on penalties.

Olympic Football Paris 2024 – Women’s competition format

The tournament is divided into three groups of four teams. The teams in each group play one another on a round-robin basis

The top two in each group, along with the two best third-placed teams, advance to the quarter-finals.

Women’s Football Groups – Olympic Games

Group A

France, Colombia, Canada, New Zealand

Group B

United States, Zambia, Germany, Australia

Group C

Spain, Japan, Nigeria, Brazil

Betting on the men’s football at the Olympic Games 2024

Don’t miss out on any of the action from the 32 matches that comprise the men’s Olympic soccer tournament. Find the list of all the games, with dates and kick-off times, below, so you can make your Paris 2024 football predictions.

Football Markets – Olympic Games – Men’s tournament

(kick-off times all GMT)

Wednesday 24th July

Uzkbekistan 🆚 Spain [13:00]

Argentina 🆚 Morocco [13:00]

Guinea 🆚 New Zealand [15:00]

Egypt 🆚 Dominican Republic [15:00]

Iraq 🆚 Ukraine [17:00]

Japan 🆚 Paraguay [17:00]

France 🆚 United States [19:00]

Mali 🆚 Israel [19:00]

Saturday 27th July

Dominican Rep. 🆚 Spain [13:00]

Argentina 🆚 Iraq [13:00]

Ukraine 🆚 Morocco [15:00]

Uzbekistan 🆚 Egypt [15:00]

New Zealand 🆚 United States [17:00]

Israel 🆚 Paraguay [17:00]

France 🆚 Guinea [19:00]

Japan 🆚 Mali [19:00]

Tuesday 30th July

Dominican Rep. 🆚 Uzbekistan [13:00]

Spain 🆚 Egypt [13:00]

Ukraine 🆚 Argentina [15:00]

Morocco 🆚 Iraq [15:00]

New Zealand 🆚 France [17:00]

United States 🆚 Guinea [17:00]

Israel 🆚 Japan [19:00]

Paraguay 🆚 Mali [19:00]

Betting on the women’s football at the Olympic Games 2024

Enjoy all 26 matches of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. From the 18 matches of the group stage to the final for the gold medal, as well as the two knockout rounds and the bronze medal match.

Bet on Football – OG Paris 2024 – Women’s tournament

(kick-off times all GMT)

Thursday 25th July

Spain 🆚 Japan [15:00]

Canada 🆚 New Zealand [15:00]

Germany 🆚 Australia [17:00]

Nigeria 🆚 Brazil [17:00]

France 🆚 Colombia [19:00]

United States 🆚 Zambia [19:00]

Sunday 28th July

New Zealand 🆚 Colombia [15:00]

Brazil 🆚 Japan [15:00]

Australia 🆚 Zambia [17:00]

Spain 🆚 Nigeria [17:00]

France 🆚 Canada [19:00]

United States 🆚 Germany [19:00]

Wednesday 31st July

Brazil 🆚 Spain [15:00]

Japan 🆚 Nigeria [15:00]

Australia 🆚 United States [17:00]

Zambia 🆚 Germany [17:00]

New Zealand 🆚 France [19:00]

Colombia 🆚 Canada [19:00]

Soccer betting predictions at the Olympic Games 2024

Take a look at the full schedule of the events below, so that you don’t miss any of the action from the Olympic football tournaments and can make your predictions with the best odds. Discover the roadmap of the competition in the two categories and place your bets with Marathonbet.

Soccer Calendar of the Olympic Games Paris 2024

All times shown in GMT.

Group stage

Men’s: 24th-30th July

Women: 25th-31st July

Quarter-finals

Men’s: 2nd August

13:00 – 15:00 – 17:00 – 19:00

Women’s: 3rd August

13:00 – 15:00 – 17:00 – 19:00

Semi-finals

Men’s: 5th August

16:00 – 19:00

Women’s: 6th August

16:00 – 19:00

Bronze medal match

Men’s: 8th August, 15:00

Women’s: 9th August, 13:00

Final

Men’s: 9th August, 16:00

Women’s: 10th August, 15:00

Which stadiums will host the football at the Olympic Games?

A total of seven stadiums will host the Olympic soccer matches in 2024. The men’s and women’s tournaments both share all the venues, thanks to their differing schedules. The group stage spreads the action across the seven cities.

Paris 2024 Olympic soccer venues

Bordeaux Stadium (Bordeaux)

Lyon Stadium (Lyon)

Marseille Stadium, also known as the Stade Vélodrome (Marseille)

La Beaujoire Stadium (Nantes)

Nice Stadium (Nice)

Parc des Princes (Paris

Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium (Saint-Étienne)

The men’s quarter-finals will be held in Paris, Lyon, Marseille and Bordeaux, whilst the latter is swapped for Nantes for the women’s quarter-finals. The semi-finals in both tournaments will be held in Lyon and Marseille. Lyon will also host the women’s bronze-medal match, meanwhile the men’s equivalent will be held in Nantes. Both finals will be played in the national stadium, the Parc des Princes in Paris.

Are there any notable managers in the Summer Olympics football?

In a word, yes! There are a couple of household names managing teams in the 2024 Olympics…

Thierry Henry—he also manages the French U-21 team, so will already be used to working with many of his players. Having been named Arsenal’s best ever player and having won a World Cup and European Championship title with France, can Henry reach similar heights as a manager?

Javier Mascherano—having been a double Olympic gold medal winner with Argentina as a player, Mascherano is now looking for a third medal, as he takes over the management of the Argentina Olympic team.

Follow all the action from the Summer Olympics with Marathonbet, where you’ll find a massive range of great odds across all the different events as the start of the games draws closer.

*Odds are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change thereafter

Check our other sports betting guides in the Marathonbet blog, where you’ll find previews and predictions on the Olympic tennis, Olympic basketball and Olympic handball.