Bookies say team Scotland will take record haul of gold at Glasgow 2014


SCOTS athletes are dead certs for a record breaking gold medal haul at Glasgow 2014, according to bookies.

So many people have bet on the Scottish team winning golds that betting chains have been forced to slash their odds.

Swimmer Michael Jamieson, hurdler Eilidh Child and the lawn bowls team all look set to take first place in their events – according to Ladbrokes.


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Across the UK more than £5m has already been taken by the firm on Commonwealth Games bets so far – the highest ever for the event.

Team Scotland set their current record of 11 gold medals at the 2006 in Melbourne.

It was announced earlier this year that Scotland were aiming to win 34 medals in total.

Ladbrokes yesterday (thurs) slashed their odds for Scotland to win more than 12 gold from events to 8 / 11.

Odds for Michael Jamieson to win gold are currently 1 / 3, with him already being tipped as the favourite for the 200m breaststroke event.

For Eilidh Child to win her first ever Commonwealth gold odds are at 7 / 4.

Child won silver in the 400m hurdle at the Delhi Games in 2010.

As well as this Team Scotland are currently 100 / 1 to top the medal table.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We think Jamieson and company will benefit from home advantage and make this a record breaking games in Glasgow for the Scots.”

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  1. If Scotland are to increase their medal tally they will have to “steal” them from England,I can’t see them taking any medals from Australia.

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