Publish: 11.06.2016

Olympic Men’s 4x100m Betting

We all know that the men’s 100 metres is the biggest athletics event at the Olympics but combine that into a relay and you get one of the most exciting events of the Olympic fortnight.

It’s no surprise at all to see Jamaica installed as the favourites to win this event because they have the best team by an absolute mile. They have the 100 metres Olympic champion Usain Bolt as well as Yohan Blake who is one of the only people to have beaten Bolt in the last few weeks. The best price you will get on them taking this title is 2/5 with BetVictor and Stan James.

The United States will fancy their chances of winning this title. They know that if they can put the pressure on Jamaica then mistakes can happen especially in the relay events. The USA have experience and they have sprinters in Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin who have been consistent over the last few years in this event. BetVictor again offers the best price on this side taking the gold at 9/4.

Trinidad and Tobago will hope to be right in the mix as they have a squad of runners who will be determined to represent the Caribbean proudly and do well in this race. They will pile all of the pressure onto the other teams in this event because they are not under any pressure themselves. A good start and an early advantage is key here because the other teams can close a gap late on. Trinidad and Tobago are 20s with Bet365 and William Hill.

France are always in with a shout but they have been anything but consistent in the build up to this event. They will have to produce their absolute best and hope that others have an off day if they are going to even medal in this event. The bookies have the French down as 40/1 shots to win this race which may go even longer before the start. They could get a medal but it’s unlikely to be gold.

Great Britain should not be overlooked because they have a lot of quality and the advantage of home support. They can put together a good race and are in the same position as France in the respect that if they race well, they could medal and upset one of the bigger nations. They have to concede ground in the respect that they don’t have any sprinter who can consistently run under ten seconds which is a worry. GB are 50s.

Russia are an underdog pure and simple. The Russians need to have a staggering race if they are going to get anywhere near the top three but if they make it to the final, they will have a lane and they will have a chance. There is little confidence in them to win at 66s in a few places which could push 100s by the time the race or the event even gets under way.

Having read our Olympic Men’s 4x100m betting guide then hopefully you will have a clearer idea of what bets you would like to place on the event. You probably noticed, just like any other betting event, that the bookies are fighting hard to offer their customers the best betting odds. This could mean that if you stick with your usual bookmakers then you may not be getting the best betting value and the biggest return on your bets. It is also worth remembering that online bookies usually offer new customers free bets and betting offers to sign up. So before you place your bet have a look at our free bet guide for the best bookmakers free bet offers and get free bets as well as better betting odds. We have all the best free betting offers listed such as the £10 Sky Bet Free Bet and the Betdaq £200 free bet so get you Olympic betting off to a great start with a free bet offer today.