Sports Personality of the Year betting update
Beth Mead is the favourite with Coral at 6/5 in the 2022 Sports Personality of the Year betting after England Women won a historic Euro 2022 title with victory over Germany at Wembley.
Substitute Chloe Kelly’s extra-time finish saw the Lionesses win 2-1 and secure the first major trophy in their history in front of a record-breaking crowd at Wembley.
Kelly prodded the ball past Merle Frohms in the 110th minute to restore the tournament hosts’ lead after fellow substitute Ella Toone’s wonderful lobbed opener just after the hour mark.
Eight-time champions Germany – who had lost star forward Alexandra Popp to injury in the warm-up – equalised with 11 minutes of normal time remaining through Lina Magull, and the game looked on course for a penalty shoot-out until Kelly’s effort fired Sarina Wiegman’s side to glory.
Mead was unable to add to the six goals she had already scored but had already done enough to be the top goalscorer at Euro 2022, while she was also named player of the tournament.
Mead’s success came 12 months after she was left out of Team GB’s Olympic squad for the Tokyo Games.
“I can’t believe it, sometimes football puts you down but bouncing back is the best way and that is what we have done,” she said.
“I am speechless, I can’t take it all in, I am still in shock. I can’t believe we’ve won it, I just can’t, it’s mad.
“I am so, so proud of this team. I love this team and I love this country.”
The odds on Mead winning the BBC award were cut from 11/4 after England won the final, while captain Leah Williamson (pictured above) is 20/1 to win the award.
Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “The Lionesses made history on Sunday and Beth Mead has been the goal machine behind their success, scoring six goals on the way to lifting the trophy. We make her the clear favourite to be the 2022 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.”
2022 BBC Sports Personality of the Year betting odds
Beth Mead 6/5
Ronnie O’Sullivan 5/1
Jake Wightman 12/1
Harry Kane 14/1
Leah Williamson 20/1
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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication