Olympics Betting: Men's Long Jump Final
Australian Mitchell Watt is the only one realistically capable of jumping past 8.40m,
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It amazes me we're heading into the final without anyone having jumped past 8.11m.
Australian Mitchell Watt is the only one realistically capable of jumping past 8.40m, and if he does that, he will just win, so his current Betfair price of (3.50) is a luxury.
The two Brits, Greg Rutherford and Christopher Tomlinson, will be fired up in front of the home crowd, and I'm confident one of them - probably Rutherford - will medal.
When considering their price though, I see no value in Rutherford's current odds on, and am instead taken by the Russian, Aleksandr Menkov.
Nobody has been super-impressive in the heats, and I would include in that Menkov's first two jumps. His third, however, showed me something that no other jumper did.
He's around (20.0) to take the gold, and if there is to be an upset it could be him, but on a value basis - I find the (5.20) for Menkov to medal an irresistable proposition and would bullishly take the price based on what we saw in qualifying.