Tokyo Day 15 Tips (Saturday 7th August)

France vs USA (Men's Basketball)
Over 175.5 Points ($1.85)

The United States have well and truly clicked into gear, and they will surely just win Gold in today’s match against France.

They put on a clinic against World Number 2 Spain in the quarterfinals and weathered a tough first half against Australia before ultimately putting them to the sword as well.

France has been the clear standout on the other side of the tournament, but there is no doubt that they will need to go to a new level to compete for all four quarters today.

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Slovenia vs Australia (Men's Basketball)
Australia to Win ($2.05)

The Boomers have a shot at history tonight when they line up opposite Slovenia in the Bronze Medal match.

Slovenia have been the real surprise packets in the Men’s Basketball competition in Tokyo, but they failed to account for an impressive French side on Thursday. Regardless, they have opened warm favourites in betting.

Barring Thursday loss to the United States, Australia has been nothing short of outstanding in Tokyo, and there is no doubt that this shapes as our best ever opportunity to win an Olympic Games.

In my opinion, the $2.05 about Australia is overs.

Men's 1500m
SGM: Cheruiyot Gold/McSweyn Medal ($4.15)

Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot is opened a clear favourite in Men’s 1500m betting, and he will take a power of beating.

Cheruiyot has been nothing short of outstanding for several seasons now, but he has continued to improve noticeably with each, and arrives in Tokyo undefeated this year.

I’m going to pump up my odds with a Same Game Multi and include Australia’s Stewart McSweyn running into the medals.

Tokyo Day 14 Tips (Friday August 6)

Men's 50km Walk
SGM: Kawano Gold/Diniz Medal ($11.77)

We won’t be represented by a key medal chance like Jared Talent this year, but there is some great value to be found in betting for the Men’s 50km walk, and I’m going to have a Same Game Multi.

Leading local Masatora Kawano has opened a warm favourite in betting, but in front of his home crowd and with everything on the line, I’m confident he will step up and win Gold.

There is no doubt that the twenty-two-year-old has gone to a new level throughout the last year, and he strikes his home Olympics in peak form.

I’m going to pump up my odds further with consistent veteran Yohann Diniz winning a medal.

Women's Modern Pentathlon
French to Win Gold ($5)

Chloe Esposito won Gold for Australia in this event at Rio, and while countrywoman Marina Carrier would need to pull something out of the hat to replicate that result, I think that we can dig out some value in betting.

This is another warm market with a few winning chances, but I think that the Brit Kate French can and will win Gold.

French is one the sport’s most consistent athletes, and she appears to have timed her run of form perfectly for Tokyo 2020. I’m happy to take the $5 that is available at publish.

Women's 4 x 100m Relay
SGM: Jamaica Gold/USA Silver/Germany Bronze ($17.38)

The Jamaican’s are red hot favourites to win Gold in tonight’s Women’s 4 x 100m sprint and the United States are a clear second.

I think that the bookies have got the first two slots correct and I am going to select them to win Gold and Silver respectively, but I’m going to increase my quote with German running into the Bronze Medal position, in place of third elect Great Britain.

Germany were outstanding in their semi-final, and while this is something of a roll of the dice, I think that they will go to another level again in the final.

Tokyo Day 13 Tips (Thursday August 5)

Men's Triple Jump
SGM: Pichardo Gold/Claye Medal ($2.09)

As has been the case with many field events at Tokyo 2020, we have a very firm favourite in today’s Men’s Triple Jump with Pedro Pichardo, and understandably so.

Pichardo has been nothing short of outstanding throughout the last few seasons of competition, but he does interestingly arrive in Tokyo ranked third in the world after missing a few key lead-up events.

I think he’ll win Gold, but he is too short for me at odds of $1.30, so I am instead going to select him as the fold in a Same Game Multi, and pump up my odds with world number two Will Claye winning a medal.

Men's 400m
Kirani James to Win Gold ($3.25)

I’m backing Men’s 400m legend and veteran Kirani James to win Gold in tonight’s Final.

James has been in the top echelon of athletes in this discipline for a long time now, and his performances earlier in the program have suggested that he is still more than capable of fighting it out with the best.

Steven Gardiner is under the odds as our $1.75 favourite in my opinion, and I think that James is the one who can knock him off.

Tokyo Day 12 Tips (Wednesday August 4)

Men's Track Team Pursuit
SGM: Denmark Gold/Britain Medal ($1.87)

The Gold Medal looks to be Denmark’s to lose in this evening’s Track Team Pursuit, but we can add value to our bet by combing that with Great Britain riding into the medal in a Same Game Multi.

Denmark have been nothing short of outstanding in this event for several season now, breaking the world record on several occasions.

While the Brits aren’t what they were at London 2012, they have continued to return consistent and competitive results, and they are certainly the value in the three remaining nations.

Men's 800m
Peter Bol to Medal ($2.50)

Australia boasts a live hope of medalling in the Men’s 800m with Peter Bol, and I am more than keen to dive in on the patriotic punt.

Bol’s rise to prominence in Australian running has been a storied one, and there simply isn’t an athlete on our team that is more deserving of his place, and a crack at a medal.

He enjoyed a career high on Monday night when an impressive winner of his 800m semi-final, and while a Gold Medal would require him to go to a whole new level again, I think that he can run onto the podium.

Tokyo Day 11 Tips (Tuesday August 3)

Men's Track Team Sprint
Australia to Medal ($2.40)

We’re back into the velodrome this evening and Australia have a live chance of medalling with our Men’s Team, who represent great value to do just that at odds of $2.40.

Track cycling has proven to be one of our better sports, particularly in terms of winning medals at the Games since the turn of the century, and we have sent another strong team to Tokyo.

These boys have been riding together for some time and I personally wouldn’t be surprised to see them in the Gold Medal match, but I’m going to take the safer option in betting.

Men's Pole Vault
SGM: Duplantis Gold/Lisek Medal ($2.84)

Swede Armand Duplantis is about as good as you can get at Pole Vault and understandably, he has opened a $1.13 favourite for Gold in Tokyo.

While that price is too short for me, I’m eager to pump up my odds again with a Same Game Multi, and I think that it lies with world number 3 Piotr Lisek winning a medal.

Lisek’s consistency on tour this year has been the key to his world ranking heading into the Games, and he is an athlete who typically steps up in moments of high pressure.

We’re only getting a combined $2.84, but I think that it looks a terrific bet.

Women’s 800m
Alemu to Medal ($2.50)

This market is skewed in favour of the American Athing Mu ($1.36), but I think that there is value in backing the Ethiopian Habitam Alemu to medal.

Alemu made the final of this event as a fresh-faced 19-year-old in 2016, and she has continued to improve with each season in the wake.

She finished second in the second Semi-Final and is primed for another big performance tonight.

Tokyo Day 10 Tips (Monday August 2)

Women's 100m Hurdles
SGM: Camacho-Win Gold/Tapper Medal ($8.97)

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn is a clear and justifiable favourite to win the Women’s 100m Hurdles today, but we can add some value with a Same Game Multi.

Jamaica’s Gabriele Tapper has returned some fine performances already in 2021, and had the Games been held at their original date, I’m not entirely confident that she would have made this final.

I think that she can sneak onto the podium, and we’re getting a great price for this Same Game Multi.

Women's Discuss
Yaime Perez to Win ($4.50)

Betting would have you believe that the Women’s Discuss Final is Valarie Allman’s to lose, but I’m backing the upset and the current World Number 1 Yaime Perez to win Gold for Cuba.

Perez has been perched towards the top of the world rankings for some time now, and she has been in typically strong and consistent form this season.

Given where she qualified for the final in standings, I can understand the market trend, but I’m confident that Perez will produce her best in the Final.

Tokyo Day 8 Tips (Saturday July 31)

Women's Fencing - Team Sabre
United States to Medal ($2.75)

Russia have opened odds-on favourites in betting for the Women’s Fencing Team Sabre, but I think that there is value around the United States to win a medal.

The US team have been consistent performers in this discipline since its inception, and they have already returned several quality performances in Tokyo, unlucky to lose the Bronze Medal match with Ital in the Team Foil on Thursday.

They can strike back with a podium finish today.

Women's 800m Freestyle
Titmus to Win ($7)

Katie Ledecky has opened a clear and probably justifiable favourite in betting for the 800m Freestyle, but Ariarne Titmus has had her number all week, and I’m keen to take the $7 about her at publish.

Titmus’ rise to glory has been nothing short of outstanding, and it is fair to say that she has been the serious shining light for Australia at Tokyo 2020, winning both the 400m Freestyle and 200m Freestyle, and medalling in the Women’s 4x200m.

She probably would have to go to another level to knock off Ledecky over this distance, but I think that she can.

Men's Archery - Individual
Kim Woo-jin to Win ($3.50)

The Men’s Individual Archery will be decided this afternoon and it shapes as a two-horse race between American Brady Ellison and Korean Kim Woo-jin, and I am eager to take the value around the latter.

Woo-jin has remained towards the top of the sport since first claiming the world’s number one ranking as a nineteen-year-old in 2011, and his record at the Olympic Games is excellent, including a win in the team event here in Tokyo.

I think that the American might feel the pressure of favouritism and Woo-jin will be ready to strike.

Tokyo Day 7 Tips (Friday July 30)

Men's 200m Individual Medley
Mitch Larkin to Medal ($2.10)

Mitch Larkin will take his place in the Men’s 200m IM today and while winning Gold would be an enormous result, it also shapes as an enormous task for the veteran, but I think that he can fight his way onto the podium.

Larkin has been a Dolphins’ stalwart for several Olympiads now, and while it is fair to say that his best form is behind him, he has enjoyed another competitive season and is well and truly worthy of his place at Tokyo 2020, and his prominence in betting.

I think that the $2.10 available for him to medal in this event looks like good value.

Men's 10,000m
Joshua Cheptegei to Win ($3.75)

The Track and Field is underway, and we’ll be treated to a competitive edition of the Men’s 10000m tonight, and I think that champion distance runner Joshua Cheptegei can win at odds of $3.75.

Cheptegei has been one of the world’s standout distance runners for the last few seasons, and he set a new world record in this event in October last year, slicing six seconds off the previous mark set fifteen years prior.

Anything close to his best would see him into the finish, but I think that he will return a special performance on the sport’s grandest stage.

Tokyo Day 6 Tips (Thursday July 29)

Women's Slalom Canoe
Fox to Win ($2)

Jess Fox chases Gold in the Women’s Canoe Slalom this morning and has opened a clear and justifiable $2 favourite.

Fox is the greatest-ever Canoe Slalom athlete, having won no fewer than seven world titles and remained at the peak of the sport for a decade.

She is one of Australia’s major hopes at the 2020 Games, and she can return our tally another Gold Medal.

Men's 800m Freestyle
McLoughlin to Win ($5)

The Men’s 800m Freestyle is one of the more open events on the Swimming program, and I’m going to have a patriotic punt on our man Jack McLoughlin today, at a nice price ($5 at publish).

McLouglin has already made a couple of appearances in the pool in Tokyo, and his performance in the 400m Freestyle Final was particularly impressive, resulting in a Silver Medal (which was almost very nearly a Gold).

He is arguably at his best over the longer trip and the $5 about him could prove over the odds.

Men's 100m Freestyle
SGM: Chalmers Win/Apple to Medal ($5.06)

I’m eager to take on short priced favourite Caeleb Dressel in the Men’s 100m Freestyle Final, and I think that our boy Kyle Chalmers can defend his crown in this event.

Chalmers’ performance in the 4x100m relay to steer Australia into the Bronze Medal was nothing of outstanding while Dressel, pegged as one of the United States’ major talents at the 2020 Games, was only fair at best.

I actually thought that the United States’ anchor Zach Apple was far more impressive, and I am going to have a Same Game Multi combining these two swimmers.

Tokyo Day 5 Tips (Wednesday July 28)

Women's 200m Freestyle
SGM: Titmus Gold/Ledecky Silver/Junxuan Bronze ($7.58)

Golden Girl Ariarne Titmus is swimming for another Gold Medal this morning, this time in the Women’s 200m Freestyle.

Her performance and win in the 400m on Monday provided Australia with our moment of the Games so far, and she has opened a clear and justifiable $1.36 favourite, while United States legend Katie Ledecky is understandably our second favourite.

Given the short price available for Arnie, I’m going to select her as the winner in a Same Game Multi and add value elsewhere.

Germany vs Ivory Coast (Men's Football)
Germany to Win ($2.05)

Germany takes on the Ivory Coast in Men’s Football this evening, and they represent good value to win.

The German’s opened their account in the best way possible with a 3-2 victory over Saudi Arabia, but they did suffer defeat at the hands of Gold Medal favourites Brazil in their second fixture.

The Ivorians incredibly held the Brazilians to scoreless draw first-up and they enter this match off the back of a win over Saudi Arabia.

Given that Germany needs to win this match to leapfrog the Ivory Coast, I think that they will return their best performance of the Games so far.

Australia vs Egypt (Men's Football)
Australia to Win ($2.55)

The Olyroos’ campaign continues tonight, and they can record another win over Egypt.

Graham Arnold’s men pulled off the upset of the tournament so far when they sank key medal chance Argentina 2-0 on Matchday 1, and they were unlucky to leak a late goal against powerhouse Spain last time.

They line up opposite and Egyptian side who are yet to record a win at the 2020 games, and who are also yet to find the back of the net.

The $2.55 available for Australia at publish looks a touch of overs.

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