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Oxford odds-on favourites to defeat Cambridge in the Boat Race

| 01.04.2017

The 163rd edition of the world famous Boat Race takes place this Sunday, and we’ve got a whole host of special odds to spice up the action.

Cambridge put an end to Oxford’s three-year winning run 12 months ago, but our traders are confident that the dark blue outfit are set to regain the glory at 1/3.

And that leaves Cambridge as the outsiders at 6/4, but we’ve priced up so much more for this annual four-and-a-quarter-mile duel along the Thames.

You can get 7/4 on Oxford winning by less than two-and-three-quarter lengths, while it’s 11/10 they take the race by three lengths or more.

It’s 8/1 Cambridge win convincingly by over three lengths, while 3/1 says the light blues sneak it by less than wo-and-three-quarters.

It’s 5/6 we see a winner in under 17m 25s, but with that result occurring just once in the last seven years, better value lies with a result in over 17m 26s.

At 16/1 it’s somewhat unlikely we’ll see a new record winning time, with the current yardstick set at 16m 19 set by Cambridge in 1998.

But according to the odds that’s far more likely than a new slowest time. It’s 50/1 it takes over 26m and 5s for us to see a winner at Chiswick Bridge.

It’s expected to be a fairly dry and calm day on Sunday, but the threat of a sinking never fades in the Boat Race.

It’s 20/1 that either crew sinks, while it’s a whopping 250/1 for both teams to go under at some point in west London.

Finally, the head-to-head record reads 82-79 in Cambridge’s favour, with that one dead heat in 1877.

And for the optimistic punter, we’re going 150/1 that we see another dead heat this Sunday.

Click here for all the latest Boat Race odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.