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Olympic hockey - Monday

Getting involved in the early game here, Korea vs New Zealand. The Black Sticks have undergone a bit of a resurgence in recent years and they are quite strong in both sexes. They mightn't be threatening the likes of Australia or the Netherlands, but against the next level teams - England/GB, Korea, Pakistan, Spain etc, they are very solid. They recently won Malaysia's Sultan Azlah Cup (they lost 1-0 to Korea in that event, but by that time they were safely into the final and had the option of resting players), and finished 4th in last year's Champions Trophy, well above Korea's 8th place.

The Kiwi men will be buoyed by the great start of their women's team yesterday, they should be favourites here instead of flip-a-coin.

1 unit New Zealand to beat Korea 2.37 Bet365 (bet down to 2.2)

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