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Take the plunge with Coral and bet on Commonwealth swimming

| 28.07.2014

We’ve reached the penultimate day of swimming at the Commonwealth Games from Glasgow, and Coral continue to offer great odds on who will take gold across all disciplines for men and women.

Men’s 200m Backstroke
Australia’s Mitchell Larkin will want to go one better than silvers over 50m and 100m in this event, and is odds-on at 4/9 to make it third time lucky. He will be challenged strongly for gold by host nation fan favourite Craig McNally (7/4), however, who swam tactically to ensure an outside lane for this final.

Women’s 800m Freestyle
Jazmin Carlin of Wales starts as odds-on 8/15 favourite for this middle distance gold. New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle is in with a real chance too at 11/8. Should it become a tactical contest, don’t discount Canadian Brittany MacLean to cause an upset at a tasty outside price of 22/1.

Women’s 100m Breaststroke
Alia Atkinson starts as odds-on favourite at 8/13, but was even shorter in the 50m sprint and the Jamaican failed to medal. Back her to make history by winning her nation’s first-ever Commonwealth gold in the pool. Leeds native Sophie Taylor is the main danger, however, at 11/8, and there are also three Aussies contesting this one.

Women’s 200m Butterfly
Madeline Groves, another athlete from down under, was fastest in the heats, so is a worthy odds-on 4/11 favourite. Canada’s Katerine Savard won gold in this discipline over 100m, and is a 9/1 shot to do so again at double the length. Welsh swimmer Jemma Lowe is also in with a chance at 11/2. England’s Aimee Willmott (11/1) and Ellen Gandy (12/1), who now races for Australia, are outside shouts too.

Men’s 50m Breaststroke
Reigning world champion and record holder in this event, Cameron van der Burgh, is a worthy 8/15 favourite, because he was fastest in qualifying. Adam Peaty, the champion over 100m, will run him close, however, and is 2/1 to snatch gold. Ross Murdoch, winner of the 200m, is a 16/1 shot to have host nation Scotland celebrating again.

Women’s 100m Freestyle
Cate Campbell is a massive odds-on favourite at 1/25, because the Australian took the world title last year. Sister Bronte is way behind at 9/1, and England’s Fran Halsall, the champion over 50m, is an 18/1 outsider.

Men’s 100m Butterfly
South African superstar Chad le Clos is another strong odds-on favourite at 1/33 here, but England’s Adam Barrett (12/1) was fastest in booking his place for the final. Le Clos should have way too much for him, however.

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Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.