iBet: Some interesting Olympics markets are emerging
Lay Team GB to get 19 gold medals and under at 2.4 to one with Betfair
There should be plenty of betting opportunities over the Olympics. It’s one of those events where the odds makers have no real advantage over the punters, especially in the fringe events. Some interesting markets are already emerging. After a couple of dodgy performances Usain Bolt has drifted alarmingly to 10/11 to win 100m gold, with Yohan Blake as short as 11/10. You can bet on the winning time, whether the world record will be broken, and whether all eight finalists will run under 10 seconds (the latter both 5/2). USA are 4/6 to win the most gold medals and 8/15 to win the most medals, but I think China could be the value in those markets at 7/4 and 5/2. I’m only taking one position just now. With Team GB entering just about every event going, laying them to get 19 gold medals and under at 2.4 to one with Betfair looks interesting. They got 19 in Beijing. Spreadex opened up at 22.5 to 23.5 and saw some heavy buyers at those prices.
There’s a rare chance to bet on live fishing on Saturday as the annual televised Fish ‘O’ Mania final heads to Sky Sports screens. There’s £30,000 to the winner of this event, and Bet365 make Adam Richards, Rob Wootton, Steve Cooke and defending champion Shane Atkin 8-1 joint favourites. It’s each way a quarter of the odds for the first three. The draw is all-important, so it you are having a flutter, it’s advisable to watch Tight Lines on Friday night.
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