Beckham odds-on to lead Team GB at London Olympics

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DAVID BECKHAM is now odds-on to captain Team GB at the Olympics, according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies have slashed his odds of wearing the armband this summer to just 1/2 and it’s 8/1 that the side win the gold medal.

Should the home side triumph on penalties, Becks is 150/1 to slot the winner and it’s also just evens that he curls in one of his trademark free kicks at any time.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We’ve slashed the odds about Beckham leading out the side this summer. We’ve no doubt already that his goals would cost us a fortune – especially if he grabs the winner.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Team GB to win Olympic gold – 8/1

David Beckham specials

To captain Team GB at the Olympics – 1/2
To score in the final and Team GB win gold – 33/1
To score the winning penalty and Team GB win gold on penalties – 150/1
To score a direct free kick in any game at the Olympics – Evens

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.