James Magnussen has drifted from $1.33 out to $1.62 with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au for the men’s 100m freestyle at the London Olympics, as punters jump on Frenchman Yannick Agnel.
Agnel was opened as a $15 chance before the games commenced, but following France’s win in the men’s 100m freestyle relay, has firmed sharply, now into $5.00.
“We had only seen a handful of bets on Agnel to win the men’s 100m freestyle prior to the relay, but since then he has firmed from $15 into $5.00 and has now attracted 20 percent of bets wagered on the event,” sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes said.
“The Missile does remain the best backed swimmer by a fair margin, but the gap between him and Agnel is closing fast.”
Fellow Australian James Roberts has also eased in betting, drifting from $7.00 out $8.00 to win gold.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Men’s 100m Freestyle
(prices in brackets from 10 July)
$1.62 James Magnussen (out from $1.33)
$5.00 Yannick Agnel (in from $15)
$8.00 James Roberts (out from $7.00)
$8.00 Cesar Cielo (out from $7.00)
$17 Brent Hayden (out from $15)
$17 Nathan Adrian (out from $15)
$34 Cullen Jones (steady)