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Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Aug 9, 2012 at 01:17:02 PM
[b]Jack Houghton previews the day's Athletics schedule. Could there be a world record in store on the track?[/b] [b]Men's 200m:[/b] It's hard to see why Usain Bolt (1.2) won't confirm 100m-form with Yohan Blake (6.2), but the price is unattractive. I think Christophe Lemaitre (120.0) - whose win at the Crystal Palace Grand Prix in July was the best piece of form shown by any non-Jamaican this season - has a chance at the bronze, but again, the odds are doing nothing to excite me. [b]Men's 800m:[/b] David Rudisha (1.09) is phenomenal: he broke a long-standing world record in 2010 at the age of 21, and won the World Championships in Daegu last year despite having struggled with injuries earlier in the season. This season he has been on fire, remaining unbeaten and setting the four...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Aug 6, 2012 at 11:03:06 AM
[b]Another week of competition begins at London 2012. Many events are just beginning, but there are still medals to be won today and Richard O'Hagan previews the best of them...[/b] Beth Tweddle has won gold at every major championship except one. The Olympics. Today she has a chance to put that right in the final of the asymetric bars competition. After the men's team racked up three medals (two bronze and a silver) the women are desperate to win a medal of their own. Tweddle, former world champion on this piece of apparatus, represents their best chance of doing. It is her last Olympics and there would be no more fitting send-off for the 27-year-old than a medal in the event for which she is rekowned. She's a 2.3 chance to win gold, but in that market the best bet is overall winner...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Jul 27, 2012 at 08:32:27 AM
[i]Home improvement always occurs...[/i] The last eight nations to host sport's ultimate spectacle have improved upon the gold-medal count that they achieved in their previous participation, and the difference is often staggering. The average rate of increase for the three this century was a ridiculous 62.33% and there have been even more remarkable rises in the past. Spain went from one gold in 1988 to 13 at Barcelona 1992, South Korea doubled up from six to 12 at Seoul 1988 and USA made up for lost time after boycotting Moscow 1980 by going from 34 golds in 1976 to an unprecedented 83 in 1984. [i]...and Great Britain start from a position of power[/i] Team GB don't need to find much extra to reach the Contrarian's target of 26 because they compete at home four years on from...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Jul 26, 2012 at 10:03:04 AM
Stuart Pearce has had just a fortnight to prepare for the tournament and the lack of playing time together showed as GB slumped to a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Brazil last week. There has also been the Gareth Bale controversy, hinting that players may not take the tournament seriously: the Tottenham winger pulled out of the competition through injury but has since appeared for Spurs on their pre-season tour in the United States. Despite all that, coach Pearce insists his 18-man squad will be one of the best-prepared at the Games. "We will have to chop and change and to be successful we will have to use all 18 players and use them wisely. There are a lot of matches in a short period of time. There is a lot of travelling involved as well. But we feel as though our preparation ...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Jan 4, 2012 at 09:08:28 AM
[u]Why Barack Obama won't be the next US President[/u] The optimism of four years ago has vanished, the economy continues to struggle and there is little discernible difference from George Bush's much-maligned tenure, with Guantanamo Bay still open for business in spite of promises otherwise. Support from minorities is dwindling, with African-American and, to a lesser extent, Latino voters gradually losing faith, and it won't take a huge shift for traditionally Republican states like North Carolina and Florida, which Obama won by slim margins in 2008, to swing back to the right. History is against him too, with Bill Clinton the only Democrat since Franklin Roosevelt to have been elected for two terms. [u]Why Spain won't win Euro 2012[/u] The European Championship has never been retained,...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Dec 30, 2011 at 09:42:03 AM
[b]There are twelve months in a year and each one represents a good chance to make some money on Betfair in 2012. Eliot Pollak talks us through them.[/b] [b]January[/b] - James Wade to be crowned at the Palace Wade, a former world number 2, is in the easier half of the draw, and should cruise through until at least the ¼ Finals, where he may face Adrian 'Jackpot' Lewis. Despite this daunting tie, we still fancy Helen Chamberlain's ex (which obviously is more than can be said for Helen Chamberlain.) Having averaged over 95 in the 2nd round, Wade at [10] is the value of the 2012 PDC. [b]February[/b] - Green Bay Packers to lift the Superbowl Smash some shekels on the Packers at [3], and enjoy watching your account bulge on February 5th. Make sure you turn off at half-time though,...
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