Chris Pearce

Athletics Betting Tips

If there is one mainstream sport the bookmakers are loathed to price up, it is athletics. Very much in the same mould as cycling, the athletics betting market can be a very volatile beast, where a piece of news about an injury or a result from a small non TV covered event can flip the betting market on its head.

As a result, bookmakers are understandably cautious and many firms only price major events such as the Olympics and World Championships. There is however still a few firms who look to bet many of the other events throughout the season. The main athletics season, in terms of betting can be categorized through the ‘diamond league’ which runs through 15 events from the Start of May to the beginning of September. For each of these events will be offering in-depth previews with a host of outright and match-bets recommended.

In addition to the diamond league, each season sees a large international event taking place, be it the World Championships, European Championships, World Indoor Championships or Commonwealth Games. In August 2017 it is the turn of the World Championships which will take place in London. Taking place for 10 days from the 4th to the 13th, the World Championships will feature 47 separate events. Over the ten days of coverage, SBFP will bring you comprehensive previews of all events with recommended tips on outright and match bets, as well as an available specials markets such as ‘world record’ markets.

recommended tips on outright and match bets, as well as an available specials markets such as ‘world record’ markets. I have compiled and traded athletics prices for all of the major championships for many years and understand instinctively, just how naïve and reactionary these markets can be. Athletics is a great sport to bet on due to its volatility and is one of the few sports where bookmakers actually expect to turn a loss each year. So of you want to find the angle in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase, or know why the favorite in the Men’s Hammer is underpriced, then let SBFP guide you and lets beat the bookies.

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