Mick Fanning goes into the final ASP tour event at the Billabong Pipe Masters tomorrow needing more than a bit of luck to win his fourth world title.
Brazilian Gabriel Medina currently sits atop the rankings and finds himself the $1.33 favourite with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au to win the title.
Fanning would need to take out Pipe and hope Medina bombs out at the semi’s to beat the odds – he’s currently at $3.25 to win back to back world titles.
And let’s not forget legendary Kelly Slater who is hoping for both men to wipeout, he’s a flat $12 outsider but has seen a swell of support with punters to cause an upset.
John John Florence is making sure that he’s not completely forgotten though, priced as the $4.00 favourite to win Pipe Masters ahead of Slater on $5.00, Fanning at $8.00 and Medina on $11.
“It’s going to be some finish to the title with three world class contenders surfing the championship wave. Fanning went into last year’s event needing to hold his nerve and he did but this time he needs a break if he’s to catch Medina,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$1.33 Gabriel Medina
$3.25 Mick Fanning
$12 Kelly Slater
$4.00 John John Florence
$5.00 Kelly Slater
$8.00 Mick Fanning
$11 Joel Parkinson
$11 Gabriel Medina