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Betting News: Murray, Phelps, Liverpool, Galway

by Sean Goff | August 2, 2012


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

Andy Murray

NEARLY THERE: Murray faces Djokovic in the Olympic semi-finals


Andy Murray has reached the Olympic semi-finals after beating Spain’s Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-1 on Court One at Wimbledon this afternoon. Murray will play Novak Djokovic who beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals.

Gemma Gibbons secured Great Britain’s first medal in judo for 12 years when winning silver behind American Kayla Harrison in the 78kg final.

Swimming legend Michael Phelps takes on Ryan Lochte tonight in the 200m individual medley final. If Phelps is among the medals it will be his 2oth in Olympic competition after becoming the most decorated Olympian ever after Tuesday night’s relay gold.


Sir Alex Ferguson has said he’s insulted by claims that he has supported the Glazer family’s controversial initial public offering (IPO) in New York. The Manchester United boss has dismissed claims that he will benefit financially from the float.

It’s a little over two weeks away but Paddy Power has already reported money for Southampton’s Nigel Adkins to be the first Premier League manager to lose his job. The Saints boss has been backed into 6/1 from 10/1 to win the Sack Race despite guiding the club to successive promotions.

Liverpool return to competitive action in the Europa League qualifier tonight and are 1/3 in Paddy Power’s online betting to turn over Belarusian giants FC Gomel.

Irish eyes will be on St Pats who host the Bundesliga’s Hannover in Tallaght stadium. The Germans are long odds-on (1/4f) to account for a spirited St Pat’s (8/1) with the draw at 4/1 over 90 mins. 


Davy Russell said he wanted a ‘good kick up the arse’ after nearly throwing the Galway Hurdle away on Rebel Fitz. Russell saluted the crowd just before the line as Cause of Causes (25/1) flew at the finish to nearly nab him in the dying strides. Captain Cee Bee (12/1) was third with Plan A (16/1) fourth.

Paddy Power paid out on Sailors Warn who was 5th at 14/1.  Earlier Tom Lee’s selection Sadler’s Rock reversed  Ascot form with Colour Vision in the Goodwood Cup for Curragh trainer John Oxx. Lee later saw his Stirring Ballad trot up in the 4.55 at Goodwood after tipping them on the Paddy Power blog this morning.

This evening’s racing is from Ffos Las and Epsom.

Don’t forget to check the Paddy Power Blog for Galway and Goodwood tips from Ruby Walsh and Tom Lee.

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