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Sports Personality of the Year betting: Euro 2022 winner Mead odds-on to land award

| 08.08.2022

Euro 2022 winner Mead odds-on in Sports Personality of the Year betting

Beth Mead is odds-on to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year after her goals helped England win their first major tournament.

Having been an 8/1 shot last weekend, England’s star is now just 2/5 after helping the Lionesses bring football home against Germany on Sunday night.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Six goals and five assists across six games, playing a major part in football coming home; it’s surely going to take nothing short of a miracle to stop Beth Mead from winning SPOTY.”

Here are the main contenders in the Sports Personality of the Year betting:

Beth Mead

The Arsenal winger won the Golden Boot and was also crowned player of Euro 2022 which the Lionesses won with an extra-time victory at Wembley.

Beth Mead, England v Norway

The England striker scored six goals and provided five assists at Euro 2022, including a hat-trick in an 8-0 rout of Norway during the group stage.

Mead was left out of the Great Britain squad for the Tokyo Olympics, but bounced back in style with the Lionesses.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year odds: 2/5

Ronnie O’Sullivan

O’Sullivan overcame a stirring fightback from Judd Trump to claim a record-equalling seventh World Snooker title at The Crucible in May.

The 46-year-old from Essex matched Stephen Hendry’s modern-day record and surpassed Ray Reardon to become the oldest world champion in history.

He said: “Honestly, it (the record) has never been something on my mind. I didn’t come here to equal Stephen Hendry’s record, I came here to play snooker and to be honest I found it very, very tough.”

BBC Sports Personality of the Year odds: 12/1

Harry Kane

Kane ended the season reasonably well with Tottenham, but his performances for England have been exceptional, scoring 12 goals in qualifying for the World Cup, the joint highest of all players during the group stage.

With the World Cup starting in November, Kane’s odds could plummet if he leads the Three Lions to glory in Qatar.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year odds: 14/1

Leah Williamson

The England captain was a rock at the back alongside Millie Bright at Euro 2022, during which they conceded just two goals.

Leah Williamson ,England v Germany, Sports Persna;

The Lionesses defender drew comparisons with Italy legend Paolo Maldini having won the ball more often than any other player at the tournament despite not making a single tackle.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year odds: 14/1

Jake Wightman

Wightman became the first Briton to win the 1500m at the World Championships in 39 years, since Steve Cram’s victory in 1983.

The 28-year-old won in three minutes 29.23 seconds ahead of Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Spain’s Mohamed Katir in Eugene, Oregon.

The story was made even better by his father and coach Geoff, who is the stadium announcer at Hayward Field and commentated on his son winning gold.

The Brit had previously won European and Commonwealth bronze and only came 10th at last year’s Olympics in Tokyo, but was already the fastest man this year.

He said: “The important thing was to be at 200m strong. I thought ‘screw this, I’m going to give it a go’. If I ended up finishing fourth, I gave it a go. If I had finished second or third I’d given it a go to try and win. But I held on. Whatever happens in the rest of my career, I’m a world champion.”

BBC Sports Personality of the Year odds: 25/1

Matt Fitzpatrick

The Yorkshireman produced a sensational performance to win the US Open golf tournament in June.

The 27-year-old from Sheffield carded a closing 68 at Brookline to finish six under par, a shot ahead of playing partner Will Zalatoris and world number one Scottie Scheffler to give us a 25/1 winner with our US Open betting tips.

He also joined Jack Nicklaus in becoming one of only two players to have won the US Amateur and US Open on the same course.

Fitzpatrick said: “The feeling’s out of this world. It is so cliche, but it’s stuff you dream of as a kid. To achieve it, I can retire as a happy man tomorrow.

“It’s what you grow up dreaming of winning and I’ve worked so hard for such a long time. I had the big monkey on my back of not winning over here, it’s all everybody talked about and to do it in a major, there’s nothing better.”

BBC Sports Personality of the Year odds: 28/1

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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