Rio 2016 Betting Tips: Team GB looking to make history against the dominant Dutch
The sun has nearly set on Rio 2016, but with plenty of medals still up for grabs, SportNeverSleeps assesses the value on an action-packed Friday...
"A bronze medal in London was an achievement in itself for this united British outfit, but with strict, calculated tactics implemented by an inspired coaching team, the ladies' screams of "one more, one more" after their semi-final victory echoed the sentiment that they are firmly going for gold in Rio."
Women's Hockey Final: Netherlands Ladies vs Great Britain Ladies
With another medal guaranteed for Team GB, Britain's ladies come into the Olympic final with an air of invincibility surrounding their incredible run into Friday's gold medal tussle. Unbeaten in all of their seven contests so far, Kate Richardson-Walsh's side have looked superb on the blue astro-turf, peaking in a 3-0 win over a dangerous New Zealand side.
A bronze medal in London was an achievement in itself for this united British outfit, but with strict, calculated tactics implemented by an inspired coaching team, the ladies' screams of "one more, one more" after their semi-final victory echoed the sentiment that they are firmly going for gold in Rio.
The Netherlands are the defending champions from London, and with five of their side going for their third successive Olympic gold medal, the team is decorated in experience and success. In 26 matches against great Britain, the Dutch ladies have only ever lost one fixture, and with nineteen wins the price of [1.68] to make it a magic number twenty doesn't look short enough...
Team GB have the momentum, and if their tactics play out as planned then they could stifle the dangerous Dutch attack early on. One thing to cling onto is that the Netherlands drew 1-1 to New Zealand on day seven of the games, highlighting the fact that the British ladies might, just might, have the mental edge in Rio...
We can't see Great Britain winning this in regulation, however a price [4.5] for a draw is tempting in what could be a cagey affair.
Back the draw in Netherlands Ladies vs Great Britain Ladies @ [4.5]
Diving: Men's 10m Individual Dive
Tom Daley stars in the prelims of the 10m Individual Dive on Friday, and with the semi-finals and final on Saturday it's a matter of survival to make sure it's not an early bath... or early shower with those weird cloths, for Team GB's bronze-boy.
The Chinese duo of Qiu Bo and Yang Jian are the hot favourites for this event, and at [2.14] and [6.0] respectively for the gold medal, there is still value to be found in an event that is typically dominated by the Chinese athletes. Olympic Champion from London 2012 is American David Boudia, and after pipping Daley and Goodfellow to silver in the synchro a price of [15.0] for the 27-year-old is huge in an event that has such fine margins.
The top three market is arguably more profitable for patriotic Brit's backing another Daley medal. At [1.96] for a medal, Daley is a fair price at sneaking into that bronze spot again, with Yang Jian the outstanding value of [2.0].
Back Yang Jian to finish in the top three @ [2.0]
Back Tom Daley to finish in the top three @ [1.96]
Back Qui Bo to win the gold medal @ [2.14]
Women's Golf: Third Round
This is the first women's Olympic golf event since 1900 and with the third round due to be played on Friday, things are hotting up in Rio...
Brit-watch sees Charlie Hull just two shots off the pace with two solid opening rounds leaving her eight-under-par. The 20-year-old wasn't tipped to challenge the medals, however another solid round on Friday could see her price drop dramatically as we become accustomed to Team GB over performing.
Inbee Park of South Korea is our current leader at 10-under-par, and with our opening round leader Jutanugarn dropping back to four shots off the pace, the third round looks to shake up the leader board once again.
American Stacey Lewis produced the best second round with a score of 63, and if she can carry that form over to the weekend her price of [5.6] for the gold is great value.
Back Inbee Park to win the 3rd Round 3 Ball @ [2.84]
Back Charley Hull to finish in the top five @ [3.0]