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Betting News: CL qualifiers, Wiggins, Racing, Els

by Sean Goff | July 24, 2012

NOT BRAD AT ALL: Wiggins will be looking to add to his three golds in London

Lunchtime update from the Paddy Power Blog on all the latest betting moves in sport



Britain’s Tour De France hero’s Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish barely have time to let the vaseline dry before they enter the Olympic fray.

Tour winner Wiggins is no stranger to Olympic glory and he and three-time stage victor Cavendish are 5/6 favourites  for their respective contests. Cavendish gets the spokes rolling in the Mens road race on Saturday at 10am while  Wiggins tackles the Mens time trial on Wednesday week, August at 2.15pm.


The Premier League is under a month away but Champions League qualifying continues tonight with Basle v Flora Tallinn and Debrecen v Skenderbeu (both 7pm, live on PPtv) in their second leg encounters. Hungarian side Debrecen are favourites to go through against the Albanians despite trailing 1-0 from the first leg.

Basle who have a recognised group stage pedigree were 2-0 winners against the Estonians in Tallinn last week and should advance with home advantage tonight.  


The going today is Musselburgh (2.00 soft, good to soft) Southwell (2.10, good) Yarmouth (2.20, good to firm) and Tipperary (2.05, soft to yielding) .  Early indications from the evening meetings at Ballinrobe (5.55, heavy) Ffos Las (6.05, good to soft) and Bangor (6.15, good/good to firm).


It’s a Wednesday start for the Lyoness Open in Austria that remarkably has gone to a play-off for the last two years in its three-year history.  Sicilian Open winner Thorbjorn Olesen (22) was ninth in last week’s Open Championship and heads the field at 12/1 in Paddy Power’s online betting

Ireland’s Shane Lowry (25) played solidly at the Scottish Open to finish 11th and at 22/1 will be determined to make up first missing Europe’s only Major last week.

Open champion Ernie Els pitches up in the Canadian Open on Thursday and is a 25/1 chance behind market leader Matt Kuchar.

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