Team GB vs Chile: Tokyo Olympics football prediction, kick off time, team news, venue, h2h results and odds

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Team GB’s Olympic footballers depart for Tokyo (Getty Images)
Team GB’s Olympic footballers depart for Tokyo (Getty Images)

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games do not officially start until Friday - but Team GB’s women footballers are in action early on Wednesday morning.

They kick off the football competition with an opening game against Chile.

Hege Riise takes charge of Team GB after former England boss Phil Neville - who was originally supposed to lead the team - went to coach in MLS.

Here’s all you need to know before the game.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Team GB start the Olympic football tournament against Chile on Wednesday, 21 July at 8.30am (BST).

The match is being played in Sapporo, Japan - the stadium where England’s men famously beat Argentina at the 2002 World Cup.

Where to watch Team GB vs Chile

TV channel: The match will be televised live on both BBC Two and the BBC iPlayer for free.

Coverage on BBC Two begins at 8.15am.

Live stream: UK viewers will also be able to watch the match online via the BBC iPlayer or BBC Sport website.

Team GB vs Chile team news

Both squads have no reported injuries before the game.

Team GB have only had one warm-up fixture, so Riise’s lineup is tough to predict.

It will be heavily based on England players, so expect Fran Kirby, named the WSL Player of the Year, and Lucy Bronze, the Fifa Best player in 2020, to both be involved.

Team GB vs Chile prediction

Team GB 2-0 Chile.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

This will be the first time the two teams have met in an official fixture.

Betting odds and tips

Team GB win: 1/6

Chile win: 25/1

Draw: 7/1

Team GB to win 2-0: 4/1

Odds via Betfair Exchange (subject to change). Click here to find out more.

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