The opening night of this year's G1 Climax has begun and - barring knocks at the door, a dodgy Internet connection and/or telephone calls interrupting this plan - I will try to post live updates in regards to the odds and match results.
Yuya Eemura has just beaten Yota Tsuji in the opening match between two young lions. The tournament will now get underway with Will Ospreay .vs. Yujiro Takahashi.
Will Ospreay .vs. Yujiro Takahashi
When the market for this match was first published, Ospreay was a 1/5 favourite. A win for Takahashi was priced at 3/1.
The prices remained at these levels for most of the week, but were adjusted yesterday with Ospreay dropping into 1/8 while his opponent was moved up to 4/1.
Taichi started out at 7/10, but went out to 9/10 on Wednesday after Cobb's price was lowered. He was then up to 11/10 when I checked in last night.
Tomohiro Ishii .vs. Minoru Suzuki
When the market for Ishii .vs. Suzuki was published, the bookmakers had the latter at 11/10 and Ishii at 13/20.
By last night, the odds for a Suzuki win had lowered slightly into 19/20. Ishii closed as a 3/4 favourite.
Shingo Takagi .vs. Jay White
Jay White was a 4/6 favourite to beat Shingo Takagi (27/25) when a market for their match was first published.
The market remained stationary until yesterday when White was lowered into 1/2 and his opponent was pushed to 7/5.
White started off slow in 2019 before a late surge took him to the final.
Kazuchika Okada .vs. Kota Ibushi