Joshua v Usyk Odds Analysis - How to Make the Best Bet
Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua are set to fight it out for the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight championship belts on August 20 in Saudi Arabia. This time, Usyk is the champion, and the heavy favourite heading into this highly anticipated rematch.
Usyk enters the rematch undefeated at 19-0, and the bookies have him as a 5/12 favourite in the second match against Joshua. Despite entering the first matchup against Joshua as the 9/4 underdog, Usyk overcame the odds and defeated England’s golden boy convincingly. Usyk won an unanimous decision, but the Ukrainian was close to finishing Joshua multiple times, especially in the 12th and final round, when Joshua was clearly beyond exhaustion while Usyk was still pushing forward with strength.
Anthony Joshua’s record moved to 24-2 after the loss against Usyk in September, 2021. As a result, Joshua went from a 4/11 favourite in the first fight, to being a significant underdog at 31/20 odds in the rematch. This is quite interesting, as these odds are totally reversed from the first matchup. Many bettors have their eye on Joshua as an intriguing favourite, as he does have the size and strength advantage over the smaller Usyk. If Joshua is to win the rematch, he will have to be much better conditioned, and he will have to find a way to negate the quick and elusive style Usyk demonstrated in their first match.
How to bet Joshua v Usyk 2
When it comes to betting Joshua v Usyk 2, it is important to ensure that you are giving yourself the best chance to win the most money. To do so, you must use our odds comparison table before placing your bet. Using the comparison table is easy; simply find the result you are looking for and then find the best corresponding odds on the table.
This tool allows bettors to find the absolute best odds possible on the rematch between Joshua and Usyk. No matter which fighter you are backing, use Oddsmagnet to find the sportsbook that has your pick at the most beneficial odds from reputable and trustworthy sportsbooks.
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Joshua v Usyk Betting Strategy
Betting trends have a huge factor in predicting any sport, and when used properly, they are a big part of an effective betting strategy. What are betting trends? These can be described as any trend that can be statistically tracked. In other sports, popular betting trends are how a certain team performs on the road, at home, as the underdog, or against a certain opponent. These are just a few of the vast amount of trends that can be tracked, studied and used when betting on a certain event.
While betting trends in boxing are somewhat unique compared to other traditional sports, there are a few trends to look for in each fight. For our particular rematch between Usyk and Joshua, we are looking at the trend of Anthony Joshua being able to bounce back from unexpected defeat.
In his first loss of his career to Andy Ruiz Jr, Joshua came in as a massive favourite, much like he did against Usyk the first time. After being outboxed and finished by Ruiz, Joshua was able to make big changes to his game, and came back to avenge his loss. Much like the rematch against Ruiz, this rematch against Usyk is also taking place in Saudi Arabia, a place where Joshua is undefeated.
Joshua performed well in the rematch against Ruiz, as he formed a strategy to overcome the power and awkwardness of Ruiz’s brawling style. This time around, Joshua will have to find an answer to the southpaw style of Usyk that gave him so much trouble in the first meeting. Joshua has had great success against southpaws prior to facing Usyk, as he defeated Southpaw Charles Martin in April, 2016, to win the IBF Heavyweight Belt. Look for Joshua to be able to reignite his success against southpaws with a much improved performance in Joshua v Usyk 2.
Joshua v Usyk 2 Prediction
Predicting this championship matchup is not an easy one, but considering the odds that Anthony Joshua is currently sitting at, I am picking Joshua to get the bounceback win over a talented Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua has the power advantage, and I feel that his mistakes in the first fight are fixable. Joshua will likely come into this matchup slightly smaller in order to offer a better conditioned performance. If he is able to maintain his power throughout this rematch, unlike how he withered in the first match, he will be able to rack up enough rounds to earn back his belts.
While I don’t see a finish in this one, I think Joshua will show that he is a reliable fighter when coming off of a loss. Joshua has proven his ability to correct his mistakes, and I believe that the bookies had these odds correct the first time, as Joshua holds the superior boxing weapons. It will be up to him to deploy these weapons effectively this time around, as I am taking Joshua as a 31/20 underdog in Joshua v Usyk 2.
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