First Major Sporting Event of the Year
Sports fans are busy looking forward to year of sports ahead and making predictions about who will win what and who will lose.
The bookies have of course got in on the action and Ladbrokes has opened a betting market on what will happen first next year.
According to Ladbrokes, with odds of 5/2, the most likely thing to happen first is for Andy Murray to win a Major.
Murray is ranked as the world number 3 and last year won the US Open as well as Olympic Gold by defeating Roger Federer in straight sets. If Murray doesn’t win, then Ladbrokes have odds of 9/2 that an Irish trained horse will win the Grand National.
Not far behind at 5/1 is for Rory McIlroy, the world’s number one golf player, to win a Major. Considering McIlroy’s record over the past year a Major win looks extremely likely, but will he manage it first?
Strangely enough included in the sporting predictions are odds of 6/1 that Kate and Prince William will have a baby boy.
There has been no announcement regarding the sex of the baby nor has there been a due date revealed so punters don’t really have much information to go on.