Rio 2016 Olympic GamesThe Women’s basketball tournament at the 2016 Rio Games gets underway on Saturday and we have a number of games to look forward to. This ensures basketball fans have plenty of matches to look out for and there will also be plenty of ways in which you can place a bet.

Group A

Turkey v France

This game tips off at 1600 BST.

Much like the men’s tournament, the French are involved with the first game and they are the bookmakers favourites for this clash. If you fancy the French the live up to their billing, fourth favourites to win the tournament, look to back the French at -3, with odds of 1.90 in this game.

If you are interested in the Over/Under market, look to go UNDER 118.5, which you can find on offer at odds of 1.90.

Brazil v Australia

This game tips off at 2130 BST.

The hosts are sure to add a touch of sparkle to the event but they face a tough task on Saturday as they take on Australia. The Australians have a strong track record in this event and they’ll be keen to get in amongst the medals once again. The Australians are second favourites for the tournament but they’ll have to keep a noisy home crowd quiet if they want to get their campaign off to a flying start.

Take Brazil at +11.5 with odds of 1.90 going into this game. Anyone interested in the Over/Under market should look to go UNDER 136, which you can find at odds of 1.90.

Belarus v Japan

This game tips off at 2345 BST.

This match is between two of the outsiders in the tournament but Belarus are deemed to be a stronger option than Japan. With this in mind, you should look to back Belarus at -2.5 which you can find at odds of 1.90. Anyone looking to enjoy the Over/Under market in this game should choose UNDER 132.5 which is available at odds of 1.90.

Group B

China v Canada

This game tips off at 1815 BST.

There is only the one game in Group B on Saturday and the bookmakers believe that the Canadians are the stronger outfit in this game. You should back Canada at -6.5, which is provided at odds of 1.90. With respect to the Over/Under market for this game, you should go UNDER 125.5 which is available at odds of 1.90.

There will be a further four games taking place on Sunday the 7th of August, so there will be plenty of women’s basketball action taking place this weekend in Rio and we will preview those games as well as recapping the opening day action on Sunday.