HOPE POWELL’S Team GB footballers are now the second favourites to secure Olympic gold according to Ladbrokes.
The bookies have slashed their odds of glory to just 4/1 after they beat hot pre-tournament favourites Brazil. The good news doesn’t stop there with Powell’s side odds-on at 7/10 to beat Canada in 90 minutes in their knock-out match in Coventry.
Ticketing remains a touchy subject at the games and as such the bookies make it odds-on at 1/2 that over a thousand tickets will remain unused for the match at the Ricoh Arena. It’s also just 3/1 that the previous Olympic record for attendance at a women’s match is broken, with those odds set to be slashed should GB make the final.
Hope Powell has also now been added to the next England manager betting at 1000/1 with shorter odds applying that she takes over at a Football League club (33/1) or a Premier League club (100/1) in the next ten years.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “After upsetting the odds against Brazil punters predict Powell’s side can go all the way. Should they make the final we’ll be slashing the odds Wembley will be packed to the rafters.”
Ladbrokes latest betting
Gold medal winner
New Zealand 50/1
More than 1000 seats to be unused for GB – Canada 1/2
Record attendance for Olympic Women’s football (76,489) to be broken at the 2012 games 3/1
Hope Powell to be the next England men’s manager 1000/1
Hope Powell to manage a Premier League team (5 games or more) in the next ten years 100/1
Hope Powell to manage a Football League team (5 years or more) in the next ten years 33/1
Any GB Women’s footballer to win 2012 SPOTY 50/1