James Magnussen looks to have a massive task on his hands to win gold in the men’s 50m freestyle at the London Olympics with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au installing him on the second line of betting at $5.50, well behind $1.60 favourite Cesar Cielo from Brazil.
Magnussen, who sportsbet.com.au has opened as the $1.33 favourite for the men’s 100m freestyle, has interestingly attracted 100 percent of the money so far wagered on the market.
“Every dollar wagered on the market so far has been for the Missile,” sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes said.
“Already well backed to win the 100m freestyle gold medal, punters clearly like his chances in the 50m event too.“
American Cullen Jones is next in the market at $6.50 while Aussie Eamon Sullivan is priced as a $34 outsider.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Men’s 50M Freestyle – London Olympics
$1.60 Cesar Cielo
$5.50 James Magnussen
$6.50 Cullen Jones
$13 Bruno Fratus
$26 Andrey Grechin
$29 Luca Dotto
$34 Eamon Sullivan, Florent Manaudou
Men’s 100M Freestyle – London Olympics
$1.33 James Magnussen
$7.00 James Roberts, Cesar Cielo
$15 Brent Hayden, Yannick Agnel, Nathan Adrian
$34 Cullen Jones
$41 Sebastian Verschuren, Fabien Gilot, Nikita Lobintsev