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Betting news: Wiggins, Nevin, Team GB, Carroll

by Sean Goff | August 1, 2012

 

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

Olympics

Ireland’s  John Joe Nevin  will face Mexico’s Oscar Valdez Fierro in Sunday night’s quarter-final (8.45pm). If Nevin overcomes shock winner Fierro who beat World No 1 Anvar Yunusov of Tajikistan he’ll move to within one win of a medal at the London 2012. 

Bradley Wiggins is an gold medalist again after a gutsy win in the Olympic Time Trial that saw Paddy Power slash his odds to 1/10 to be named the Sports Personality of the Year and 2/5 to be Knighted in the New Year’s honours list.

Wiggins finished 42 seconds ahead of Germany’s Tony Martin with Britain’s Chris Froome in third.  Wiggins gold medal haul now stands at four with a silver and two bronze making up his magnificent seven.

Stuart Pearce’s Team GB just need a point from their game with Uruguay tonight (7.45pm) to qualify for the knock-out stages. 

Racing

Frankel went for a mile-long stroll at Glorious Goodwood to keep his unbeaten record intact from a distant Farhh. Henry Cecil’s colt will now step up to 10 furlongs at York for his next race.

Hurricane Higgins was cut to 16/1 from twice those odds for the Ebor Handicap at the same meeting while Olympic Glory was delivered on the line to lift the Stakes under Richard Hughes. The colt earned a 20/1 quote for next year’s 2000 Guineas from Paddy Power.  

Out Now heads the market for the Galway Plate (5.35) where Paddy Power is paying 1/4 the odds the first 5 places and will repeat the extra-place special in Thursday’s Galway Hurdle which went non-runner no bet from 10am on Wednesday.

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Football

Andy Carroll will miss Liverpool’s Europa League qualifier against FC Gomel on Thursday night with a groin strain. By pure coincidence Clint Dempsey will be absent from Fulham’s pre-season tour of Switzerland “to work on his fitness.”

Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger is close to signing Spanish international Santi Cazorla (27) who will undergo a medical at the Gunners later this week. The deal worth an estimated £17m will be Wenger’s first big signing of the summer transfer season. 

Aston Villa have signed Dutch international defender Ron Vlaar (27)  for £3 million on a three-year contract. The centre-back will undergo a medical next week before his move from Feyenoord is finalised.

Golf

The World’s Top 50 golfers swing into action at the WGC Bridgestone on Thursday. The born again Tiger Woods is the 9/2 favourite in Paddy Power’s online betting to win for the EIGHTH time at the Firestone Country Club.

If successful he will become the first player to do so. He’ll also join Sam Snead as the second player to win the same event eight times. But World No 1 Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy will all be looking to get in the groove ahead of next week’s final Major of the season, the US PGA Championship.

Paddy Power will refund ALL losing bets placed via mobile as a Free Bet on the US PGA that starts on August 9 if Tiger wins the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

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