The beginning of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, qualification of the Champions League and League of Europe, match for the Super Cup of England and the friendly International Champions Cup tournament brighten up the week.
1. The XXXI Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
Athletes from 207 member countries will gather in Rio de Janeiro which will host the main meeting of four years — the 31st Olympic Games. Opening of sports forum is scheduled for August 5. The record (306) quantity of sets of medals will be contested. It is worth adding that the Olympic Games will last till August 21.
Bet365 considers that the USA will win the most gold medals: it can be put on it for 1,09. The national team of China (4,75) and team of Great Britain (30,0) complete top-3 chart.
2. Qualification of the Champions League
Return matches of the third qualification round of the Champions League will take place on August 2 and 3. Certainly, the opposition of “Rostov” and “Anderlecht” is interesting to Russian fans. Guys of Kurban Berdyev have drawn with the score 2:2 in the home match. Now everything will be determined in Belgium. William Hill bookmaker office gives its preference to “Anderlecht”. The coefficient of its victory equals 2,00, for the draw they give 3,20, and for the victory of “Rostov” — 3,80.
The opposition of “Monaco” and “Fenerbahçe” is also pretty curious. The Turkish club has managed to win with the score 2:1 in the home match. Now it needs to hold the obtained advantage. Nevertheless bookmakers’ preferences are on the Monegasque side. The coefficient of their victory is equal to 1.85, for draw they give 3,20, and for the victory of Turks — 4,20.
3. Qualification of League of Europe
Return matches in the third qualification round of League of Europe will take place on Thursday, August 4. In the first away match “Krasnodar” managed to achieve an easy victory over the Maltese club “Birkirkara” with the score 3:0 that practically guaranteed to the team from Krasnodar further progress. William Hill practically does not doubt the victory of the owners in the forthcoming match. Its coefficient equals 1,08. For a draw it is given 8,50, and for the sensational victory of guests — 21,0.
Moscow “Spartak” has drawn In Cyprus with Greek AEK with the score 1:1. However analysts of William Hill give an obvious preference to Spartacists. The coefficient of victory of guys of Dmitry Alenichev is equal to 1,25 in the forthcoming meeting. For draw they give 5,00, and for the victory of Cypriots — 11,0.
4. Super Cup of England
The management of “Manchester United” did not want to put up with the difficult situation of the team. Several superstars of the world football have been invited, and José Mourinho is appointed the new Manchester United manager.
Mankunianets will play the first official match within the Super Cup of England where they will meet with the winner of the Premier league “Leicester”. Last season Claudio Ranieri’s guys have managed to give the world community a surprise, but whether they will manage to prove that it was not by accident?
Nevertheless the bookmaker office “William Hill” gives its preference to “Manchester United” in this duel. The coefficient of victory of “red devils” is equal to 1,91. For neutral outcome they give 3,50, and for the victory of “Leicester” — 4,00. Let’s add that the beginning of the match is scheduled for August 7, 5:00 p.m. Moscow time.
5. International Champions Cup tournament
On August 3, 4 and 6 within the football friendly International Champions Cup tournament there will take place some of the most interesting oppositions.
Current champions of Spain and England will open a game day on Wednesday — “Barcelona” will meet with “Leicester”. William Hill gives its preference to Catalans. The coefficient of their victory equals 1,28. For draw they give 5,00, and for the victory of “foxes” — 11,0.
Afterwards there will be the Munich “Bavaria” and the Madrid “Real” in the field. A careful preference is given to Carlo Ancelotti’s team. The coefficient of victory of Munichites is equal to 2,15. For draw they give 3,50, and for the victory of Zinedine Zidane’s team — 3,10.
Then the turn of opposition of “Milan” and “Chelsea” will come. Here the preference is given to Londoners. The coefficient of their victory is equal to 2,15. For a draw they give 3,40, and for the victory of “Rossoneri” — 3,20.
It is also necessary to add that the opposition of “Liverpool” and “Barcelona” is planned for August 6. The coefficient of the victory of Spanish team is equal to 1,61. For draw they give 3,75, and for the victory of mersisaydets — 4,20.