Sports Betting News Round-up – 24th April 2018

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Back-to-back winners odds are 20/1, 9/1, 10/11, 4/7 and not possible…

Check out the latest sports betting news below which features some current and fortcoming sporting events and looks at the odds of repeat winners…

Greyhound Grand National betting

Greyhound racing has its own version of the Grand National and its final is on Thursday night at Central Park.  The odds on favourite, 4/5 with Coral, for this established ‘classic’, which was first run in 1927, is Razldazl Raidio.

However, the history books show you need to go back to 1979 to see the last time a greyhound won this race in back-to-back years and Razldazl Raidio is the defending champion.  

Meanwhile, if you think Tiger Roll, the winner of the equine version of the Grand National a fortnight ago can claim the race for a second time in 2019, head to BetVictor who will give you 20/1 about him winning the Grand National again.

Once again, don’t delve into the formbooks beforehand, as they will tell you that it was 1974 when Red Rum became the last back-to-back National winner and it has only been done twice since 1870, with Reynoldstown scoring in 1935/1936.

Snooker Betting at the double

Suffice to say there’s not going to be a consecutive winner at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre either as defending champion, Mark Selby, was a first round casualty (losing 10-4 to Joe Perry) from Snooker’s World Championships on Saturday.

Sports Betting News - Ronnie O'Sullivan Snooker betting odds shorten
Selby’s demise has resulted in a rush of money for Ronnie O’Sullivan who is now top-priced 6/4 (at William Hill) to win his sixth World Snooker Championship.

Those not tempted by the price are probably acutely aware ‘The Rocket’ has not won this competition since 2013 and not progressed beyond the quarter finals any time in the past three years.

Daniel Ricciardo 9/1 in Baku GP betting

Remaining with the theme, if you think the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday will see Daniel Ricciardo climb to the top step for a second consecutive year head to Betstars who will give you F1 betting odds of 9/1 (10.00). 

Granted the Australian driver was a winner last time out, in the Chinese Grand Prix, it’s a price which will surely tempt many.

Rafa at the double in French Open tennis

But the betting market, bet and competitor which is sure to prove the most popular in coming weeks has to be Rafael Nadal in next month’s French Open.  

The Spaniard, who won this event in 2017 and another nine times beforehand, took the Mote Carlo Masters at the weekend beating Japan’s Nishikori 6-3, 6-2.

This victory took Nadal’s winning streak on clay surfaces to 36 consecutive matches.  Little wonder the 31-year-old is top-priced 4/7 (at Betway) to take his eleventh French Open at Roland-Garros this summer.  Stay tuned to Betfinder for all the latest sports betting news.

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