Publish: 11.06.2016

London 2012 Olympics Betting

The Olympics are now just around the corner and the finest athletes in the world will compete for gold across a range of different sports.

The Americans go into the Olympics as the odds on favourites to take home more gold medals than anyone else. They are always at the top of the medal table when each Olympics finishes and they will be particularly strong when it comes to track and field and swimming. The best price available on the Americans is 4/6 with Bet365, just ahead of the Chinese at 7/4.

The Americans are also a good bet to take home the most medals accumulatively. Everyone wants to win a gold at the Olympic games but any medal is a massive sign of an athlete’s superior skill, strength and determination. Again, the Americans are odds on at 8/15 with a couple of bookies pushing the Chinese back into second place who are 5/2 to take home the most metal.

Usain Bolt is one of the many superstars due to take part despite recent fears over an injury and worries over his form in Olympic qualification trials. Bolt is the current 100 metres champion on the men’s side of the draw, everyone remembers the image of him celebrating over the last ten metres in the Beijing 2008 race. He is 10/11 with William Hill to take the title this time round.

Mo Farah is one of the British hopefuls for a gold medal at London 2012. Farah moved his whole life out to America so he could work hard on becoming one of the best long distance runners in the world. At the last World Championships he took home gold in the 5000 metres and snatched a silver in the 10000 metres. He is 19/10 to win the 10000 metres.

Jessica Ennis is another Brit with a lot of pressure on her shoulders. She is the leading contender in the heptathlon and will be looking to secure a gold for Team Great Britain. Ennis has been in good form and looks to be in great shape. She will be under immense pressure from her competitors who now know that she is a serious threat in this competition. She is just odds on at 5/6 with a couple of bookies.

The swimming pool is also going to be a very interesting area of the Olympics to watch. The men’s 100 metres freestyle is being dominated by James Magnussen who is 1/3 to take home a gold. The Americans are also fancied to win hands down in the four by four 100 metres freestyle relay which should include a certain Michael Phelps in the line up.

Rebecca Adlington is a massive favourite to win the 800 metres freestyle on the female side of the draw. Adlington has been in great form this year and seems to be the sort of competitor that will thrive under having the support of a home crowd. She is massively odds on at 4/9.

Now you have had a read of our first London 2012 Olympics betting preview you have a good idea  on where the betting value is and what are the best bets to place. You should also remember though that there are bookmakers free bets waiting at most bookies for new customers. So before you place your bets have a look at our free betting guide and get a free bet to improve your betting value like the £10 No Deposit Sky Bet Free Bet or the £25 William Hill free bet.