Brazil 2016: Day 15 Tips, Sat/Sun
|Canoeing: Men’s K1 200m (10pm)||Maxime Beaumont ($3.25)|
|Canoeing: Men’s C2 100m (10:22pm)||Brazil ($2.85)|
|Rhythmic Gymnastics: Women’s Team (11pm)||Russia ($1.26)|
|Athletics: Women’s Triathlon (12am)||Best Bet: Jorgensen $1.44
Value: Duffy $12
|Cycling: Women’s Cross Country (1:30am)||Jolanda Neff ($3.75)|
|Women’s Boxing: Flyweight (51kg) (3am)||Nicola Adams ($1.14)|
|Men’s Boxing: Middleweight (75kg) (4am)||Arlen Lopez ($1.44)|
|Women’s Basketball: USA v Spain (4.30am)||USA -23.5 ($1.91)|
|Men’s Water Polo Final: Serbia v Croatia (6.50am)||Serbia|
|Athletics: Women’s High Jump (9:30am)||Bet: Chaunte Lowe ($3.30)
Other: Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch ($11)
|Athletics: Men’s 1500m (10am)||Asbel Kiprop ($1.53)|
|Athletics: Men 5000m (10.30am)||Muktar Edris ($9)|
|Athletics: Men’s 4 x 400m (11.35am)||Bet: USA ($1.14)|
Day 15 Feature Previews
Canoeing: Men’s K1 200m (10pm)
He was The Wolf’s pick prior to the heats and nothing has changed. Not only did Beaumont win his heat he also posted the fastest qualifying time for the finals with a 34.322. The Frenchman is explosive off the mark and has superior top end speed. Heath and Rauhe loom as his only real dangers and he will be right in between them for the final. Look for him to get the jump on them early before holding them off for gold.
Bet: Maxime Beaumont ($3.25)
Canoeing: Men’s C2 100m (10:22pm)
Those who got a piece of the $2.85 about Brazil yesterday will be sitting pretty as they have been crunched into $2.25 after they posted the fastest qualifying time for the final. They could have went faster but after building a healthy lead early really switched off and coasted home. They has the fastest early split times and The Wolf says they will build a commanding lead early. t should be enough to for De Souza and Dos Santos to claim gold for the locals.
Bet: Brazil ($2.85)
Rhythmic Gymnastics: Women’s Team (11pm)
Qualification starts tonight. With Kudryavtseva and Mamun propping the team up, it’s little surprise that Russia are red hot favourites to also claim team honours. Russia have also swept the golds in the Teams at the past four Games and are reigning World Champions. While Russia finished third in the 2013 World Champs and didn’t medal at all in 2014, the 2016 Team of five athlete’s are all on their Games debut.
Bet: Russia ($1.26)
Cycling: Women’s Cross Country (1:30am)
At just 23 years of age, Jolanda Neff is a genuine superstar of women’s racing. She has won numerous World Cup races and, remarkably, finished 8th in the Olympic road race. She’ll go into the race as the favourite, however her young age might count against her given the class of the field. Annika Langvad has had an excellent year and leads the UCI rankings. The 3-time marathon World Champion will be looking for revenge after having to withdraw from London due to injury. Danish star, Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesja is a legend of the sport and at 43yrs old, this will be her last Olympics. She won Gold back in 2004 but is still highly competitive and should be pushing for a medal. She’s the best roughie at $26.
Bet: Jolanda Neff ($3.75)
Women’s Boxing: Flyweight (51kg) (3am)
Brit Nicola Adams has been a dominant force in the flyweight division for some time and will add yet another gold medal to her growing tally. She’s the defending Olympic and World Champion and also took out the gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2015 European Games. She’s cruised through to the final in Rio with comfortable victories in the her quarter-final and semi-final bouts. This looks like easy money.
Bet: Nicola Adams ($1.14)
Men’s Boxing: Middleweight (75kg) (4am)
Cuba’s Arlen Lopez is the commanding favourite to win the gold medal in Rio in the middleweight division and with good reason. He won the 2015 World Championships, won the 2015 Pan American Games and also won the 2015 American Confederation Boxing Championships. It’s also a rematch of the 2015 World Boxing Championships Final in which Lopez defeated Bektemir Melikuziev in the final 2-1. The Wolf can envisage a similar result in Rio.
Bet: Arlen Lopez ($1.44)
Women’s Basketball: USA v Spain (4.30am)
Spain did a good job beating Serbia in the semi but they are no match at all for the USA who were totally dominant in their semi win over France. Expect a comfortable USA cover. Only 1 of the last 5 Olympic finals has finished within 24 points.
USA -23.5 ($1.91)
Men’s Water Polo Final: Serbia v Croatia (6.50am)
There is no doubting the consistency of the No.1 ranked Serbia, especially when it comes to performing in the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League. They’ve won the last four finals and 10 of the last 12 including 2005 and 2006 when it was Serbia and Montenegro. They’ve also won the last three European Championships. . Unfortunately they haven’t been able to transfer their dominant World League and European form to recent Olympic campaigns with bronze medals in Beijing and London, but they appear to be peaking at the right time in Rio. They knocked off Spain in the quarter-finals after they topped Group B ahead of Croatia in second before defeating Italy 10-8 in the semi-finals. There’s plenty of rivalry between these countries and there’s sure to be plenty of heat in the pool, so make sure you tune in!
Athletics: Men 5000m (10.30am)
Taking on Mo Farah again who is way too short in the 5000m at around $1.25. Muktar Edris has run five seconds quicker than Farah this year over 5000m. Edris is the athlete on the rise here and is a silly price at near double figure odds.
Bet: Muktar Edris ($9)
Athletics: Men’s 4 x 400m (11.35am)
The absence of LaShawn Merritt probably cost the USA gold in 2012 but they won’t be losing this time around.
Bet: USA ($1.14)
Athletics: Men’s 1500m (10am)
Ryan Gregson became the first Australian to qualify for a 1500m final in what was an incredible achievement but he looks no match for some far superior middle distance runners. Asbel Kiprop was poor in London but the Beijing gold medallist is the clear star of the 1500m race, one of just two runners to go sub 3:28.75 in the last 15 years. Has raced 1.5 seconds faster than his competition this year and got through his semi with total comfort. Won’t be losing.
Bet: Asbel Kiprop ($1.53)
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