Three firms have chalked-up the athletics showdown of the year which is Bolt verses Gatlin in the Men’s 100 Metres at the forthcoming World Championships in Beijing.
A full market on the race, which will take place on August 23rd, is not yet in the offing but in the match-market there is the Holy Grail of betting - an under-round.
Whatever your take on the face-off you have to bet. Personally I think Bolt is a penalty-kick without a goalkeeper. His recent win in London shows he is on his way back and may well peak at the exact right time. It is something he has shown a clear knack of doing during his illustrious career.
As the old saying goes: ‘form is temporary, class is permanent’ and on that basis I suggest taking all the Evens you can about Bolt. There is every chance he will be 4/7 to win the race come race day and it surely is a matter of hours before William Hill are in line with their rivals by pricing the Jamaican at 8/11 or thereabouts.