Aston Villa are one to seven on to finish in the top 15 of the Premier League, which is, frankly, ridiculous for a team who were lucky to avoid relegation last season and finished in 16th position
Brazil have so far fully justified their favourites’ tag in the men’s football tournament – playing the most entertaining football of any team and scoring more than anyone else in the process.
We are now playing with winnings after our 66/1 tip for the Men’s 400m Hurdles, Felixe Sanchez, scooted in, but that’s no reason to be ‘gung ho’ with our betting.
The bookies might be finding it hard to find a favourite in the women’s 400m hurdles which starts on Sunday, but I’m not.
It could pay to look for a bit of value in the women’s 100m race.
World champion Dai Green is as short as 2/1 to win Olympic gold following some very promising performances just before the Games.
This will be one of the best free-to-view events of the Games. The course begins and ends in Hyde Park, which will be largely open to the public, and takes in a 1,500m open water swim, a 40km bike ride and a 10,000m run.
I can report that Ladbrokes are really shaking things up this morning by going a stand out even money about Usain Bolt claiming Olympic gold.
The World Matchplay is an event that Phil Taylor has more or less made his own, winning it ten out of the last 12 years and he’s a best priced 13/8 to be victorious again, and 5/6 to make the final.
Take the hint from Kevin Pietersen’s 234 not out for Surrey in the match against reining County Championship Division One Champions Lancashire last week, and back him to be England’s top batsmen in this three-match series
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