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Olympic Games

  • 19-07-2016 1:03pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,435 ✭✭✭ christeb


    Time to start thinking about those Athletics bets!

    Personally it's hard to see Usain being beat over 100 and 200m, once he can toe the line he always finds a way to get it done, most notably after some terrible heats in the Worlds 2015.

    Semenya in the W800m looks like free money, although ridiculously short odds.

    Rudisha is an interesting prospect in the M800m. He seems to be coming into a bit of form and he's another big game player like Bolt. Setting a WR in London will live long in the memory. I've picked up a few bets at >5/2 on the Betfair Exchange, and will keep looking out for value here.

    Another interesting one is Jessica Ennis-Hill in the W Heptathlon. 6/4 seems to be good value for someone who knows how to win gold.

    Anyone got any interesting insights?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,586 ✭✭✭ Mack Dazzling Tablet


    Might be best to avoid backing any Russian competitors, or anyone with reasons to be fearful of Zika.

    Have around x8 selections e.g. Shelly-Ann FP for the W100m, Conlon for Boxing. Will wait until best prices/offers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,371 ✭✭✭✭ Mellor


    Generally in events like this, anyone who is a shoe in for the gold, especially if they are famous outside of their sport (Bolt, Phelps, Ennis, etc) is terrible odds.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,131 Burial.


    Trayvon Bromell at 10/1 E/W is well worth a punt for the 100m. I have doubts over Blake's and Bolt's condition this year, whereas Bromell is getting better and better and his technique is near flawless. Nickel Ashmeade at 50/1 is a definite outsider but he's running superbly this year and with some luck and maybe an injury to one of the big guns, he's got a decent shot at a medal.

    Julio Cesar La Cruz is probably one of the greatest amateur boxers of all time, and even at 4/5 it's a super price for him. If I was to lump seerious money on one bet this Olympics it'd be on him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,641 ✭✭✭ Deco99


    Got word from someone training with canadian sprinters for 4*100m relay 7/2 to medal. Confident but sprinters generally are. So make what you will of that


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,351 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Angstrom


    Jerry Kiernan tipped Gatlin to beat Bolt in the 100 metres on RTE last night. Took a bit of the 2/1 with Ladbrokes.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,423 ✭✭✭✭ mailburner


    Jerry Kiernan tipped Gatlin to beat Bolt in the 100 metres on RTE last night. Took a bit of the 2/1 with Ladbrokes.

    bit like the last time they met when odds were reversed
    value has to be with gatlin now, gonna take that also


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,586 ✭✭✭ Mack Dazzling Tablet


    Burial. wrote: »
    Julio Cesar La Cruz is probably one of the greatest amateur boxers of all time, and even at 4/5 it's a super price for him. If I was to lump seerious money on one bet this Olympics it'd be on him.

    Sure sticks out as a sure fav (short @1.53) in the 81kg. There is also Joe Ward (as 3rd fav and great price @11), certainly worth consideration.

    Thankfully there is one less competitor in this event, a Moroccan Boxer: Hassan Saada is his way out of Rio for attempting to attack two maids.

    update: another boxer is arrested for also attacking/attempting to attack a maid in the Olympic village (this time a Nambian chap and commonwealth silver medalist). There will only be properly behaved boxers left by the end of week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,423 ✭✭✭✭ mailburner


    just took 9/4 on gatlin (betfred)
    great value for what should be a coin toss


  • Registered Users Posts: 972 ✭✭✭ supremenovice


    I'd go along with Burial in that there are doubts over the big guns this year in the 100m.
    Bolt has said his main aim is the 200m. Gatlin is not getting younger, although he's fastest man in the world this year. And Blake - he says his best chance is the 200m. I reckon its primed for an up and comer and Im going for Jimmy Vicault of France at 33/1.
    He equalled his PB of 9.86s at the Anniversary games a few weeks back and, although that might be not good enough to win, if he can get a new PB of maybe 9.81 in the final, that might be enough to get the gold in what may be an average year. If you dont fancy him to beat the top two, the betting without market also has some great odds.

    Recommendation - 1pt win Jummy Vicault @ 33/1
    - 1pt win Jimmy Vicault @ 7/1 (w/o Bolt and Gatlin)


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,423 ✭✭✭✭ mailburner


    gatlin out to 3s
    anyone know why?
    fastest heat time
    maybe bolt looked the most impressive jogging past the line but I still
    don't get the drift :confused:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,434 ✭✭✭ Austria!


    I think it was Bolt looking so relaxed in that heat. Could be as well as the event comes closer Bolt is getting the casual name recognition gamble.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,586 ✭✭✭ Mack Dazzling Tablet


    Gatlin to win 100m is available now @4.33 on BF & PP.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,423 ✭✭✭✭ mailburner


    gatlin now 5/1 with the final to come or 8.2 on the exchange
    bolt may have a world record in him later


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,586 ✭✭✭ Mack Dazzling Tablet


    Currently 8.0 (decimal) on Powers etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,800 ✭✭✭ dinneenp


    Double, low odds but should/will win-

    womens 400m hurdles Muhammad (4/6) and
    womens 100m hurdles Rollins (4/9)


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,423 ✭✭✭✭ mailburner


    so who's gonna let me down?

    bar a mishap it looks pretty good but I'm sure there's one in there

    2rm012p.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,878 ✭✭✭ Guffy


    mailburner wrote: »
    so who's gonna let me down?

    bar a mishap it looks pretty good but I'm sure there's one in there

    2rm012p.jpg

    Barshim... i hope :P I kid, good luck


  • Site Banned Posts: 880 whiteshorts


    Did anyone else apart from Paddy Power pay out on Michael Conlon winning Gold in the boxing after he was robbed?


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,371 ✭✭✭✭ Mellor


    Did anyone else apart from Paddy Power pay out on Michael Conlon winning Gold in the boxing after he was robbed?

    Boyles


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,423 ✭✭✭✭ mailburner


    Did anyone else apart from Paddy Power pay out on Michael Conlon winning Gold in the boxing after he was robbed?

    ladbrokes


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,423 ✭✭✭✭ mailburner


    gufc21 wrote: »
    Barshim... i hope :P I kid, good luck

    two down five to go :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,641 ✭✭✭ Deco99


    Can anyone tell me if i can get the Canadian mens 4*100 relay to place? I see ladbrokes, but need a brick and mortar


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,878 ✭✭✭ Guffy


    Have to say 365 are a holy show for the olympics. No markets whaatsover other than win marketa and the odd yes/no


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,423 ✭✭✭✭ mailburner


    Deco99 wrote: »
    Can anyone tell me if i can get the Canadian mens 4*100 relay to place? I see ladbrokes, but need a brick and mortar

    7/2 ladbrokes
    skybet/bfair only others pricing top three

    http://www.oddschecker.com/olympics/athletics/mens/mens-4x100m-relay/top-3-finish


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,586 ✭✭✭ Mack Dazzling Tablet


    With (nearly) as much testosterone as me (Mr Accumulator)...
    Is it perhaps possible that Mx Caster Semenya @ 2.50 (Fastest Qualifier Live)
    will have an unfair advantage running in the Women's 800m Athletics?
    If so, 2.5circa is not a bad price on the markets.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,423 ✭✭✭✭ mailburner


    mailburner wrote: »
    so who's gonna let me down?

    bar a mishap it looks pretty good but I'm sure there's one in there

    2rm012p.jpg

    first time i've seen a bookie do this, now at least I know when to tune in
    it's a pain trying to find out what's on and when


    242gxti.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,814 ✭✭✭ Bateman


    12.5 is the early line for the US v Spain in the basketball. The Yanquis haven’t been very convincing so far, letting teams hang around longer than they should, but this looks like a penalty kick on the favourites…


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,131 Burial.


    Burial. wrote: »
    Julio Cesar La Cruz is probably one of the greatest amateur boxers of all time, and even at 4/5 it's a super price for him. If I was to lump seerious money on one bet this Olympics it'd be on him.

    Never once in doubt. Won the gold without even getting out of second gear and barely got hit throughout the entire competition.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,586 ✭✭✭ Mack Dazzling Tablet


    Might be the right time for 'near 30-something-ish' Usain Bolt (@7.5) - to break the 200m 19.19 sec (2009) World Record.
    Running soon at 02:30hrs BST/WET 19 Aug. Guess if he wants to, and in lane 6/7 with a bit of a back breeze or plain dive across the line.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,131 Burial.


    Quick double for the 200m. Winning time under 19.45 is just better than even money. Could be Bolt's last time in the Olympic spotlight and I'm sure he'll run flat out. Bolt, Merrit, De Grasse tricast is 7/2.


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