Nathii, speaking of Volleyball Olympics, I want to have a couple of interest bets on the men's and women's - what is your breakdown of the men's and women's events? Who are your picks and where will your money be going?
My money will be staying in my wallet
In male competition Brazil is a class above the rest, but odds will be according to it. In womens tournament China must make a final. I've heard Italians are favourites, I don't like their team and consider them pushers but unfortunately they are often winning big matches, just like Italian football team. However, they bought some Cuban players lately and especially one is a killer, and it makes me hold on with my opinion on Italy. Now a funny thing, Brazil womens' volley team has never grabbed an Olympic gold
And they have a very good team, for sure ones of the favourites. Russia might be poorer than usual as they lost a friendly match to Poland in Moscow.
However, it's safer to speak up before direct matches, as teams sometimes calculate against which team they prefer to play in QF stage. So far, if Polish men's team played like they do now, they'd be trashed by Brazil, Serbia and Russia. I think they have China or Egypt in the group, but they should beat them (even China I suppose) and the match against Germany should decide which team advances. I think we should beat Germany, in volleyball at least
. The second group is much weaker, Italy also has pushers in the men's team with kilo gel on the hair, but no Cubans, USA very average, Lloy Ball claimed to be the 2nd best playmaker makes silly technical mistakes... Bulgaria, no shape at all, lost at home to Finland... I forgot who else is in that group, but must be something laughable like Japan.
sorry for an off-topic in this thread