The World Athletics Championships sees Usain Bolt bringing down the curtain on his glittering career, but is their hope for punters – odds specialists OddsMonkey believes so.
Bolt is running in the 100m and the 4x100m relay in London before he hangs up his spikes, and the 30-year-old is odds-on to complete glory.
“Usain Bolt is the greatest of all time, little doubt about that but you have to think are his odds a bit short this time around – the best price you can get on him is 4/11 – which looks very short, although that has been impacted by Andre De Grasse pulling out,” said OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton.
“The fact Bolt is so short, does offer some value to the rest of the field, like a Yohan Blake – widely available at 7/1 or somebody such as Christian Coleman – who is as long as 11/1 with 188Bet – real value in places.”
Like Bolt, Mo Farah is ending his track career and he is also odds-on to finish in style by taking the 5,000m and 10,000m double again.
“69/100 with Unibet is what you can get on Farah, and possibly offers better value than Bolt – but there are some interesting options out there for Punters – we like the sound of Wayde Van Niekerk being the first man to go sub 43 seconds in the 400m, and you can get 2/1 on that to happen, well worth a look.
“The World Championships is a good example, where some real knowledge of the event can help the Punters as bookmakers tend to play a straight bat with these types of sporting occasions.”