BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022 – SPOTY winner: Beth Mead odds-on to triumph, Stokes, O’Sullivan and Fury trail

LIONESS Beth Mead is favourite to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022.

That’s according to bookmakers Betfair, who’ve installed Mead as the dominant candidate at 1/80 to collect the main prize.

Beth Mead is expected to win the 2022 BBC SPOTY awardGETTY


The televised event takes place in Salford on Wednesday 21 December.

And it should be a terrific night for Mead, who guided England to victory at the Women’s European Championship in July.

The Lionesses created history by winning their first major women’s tournament.

Sarina Wiegman’s side beat eight-time champions Germany in extra time at Wembley in front of a 87,192 record crowd.

England lifted the trophy 56 years after England’s men beat West Germany in the 1966 World Cup — which was the only previous major trophy won by a men’s or women’s England senior team.

Mead, 27, was integral having scooped the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals and five assists.

At odds of 1/80, it should be a formality for Mead, but her closest challenger is England Test captain Ben Stokes at 25/1.

Sports Personality of the Year Award 2022

Betfair odds

Beth Mead – 1/80
Ben Stokes – 25/1
Ronnie O’Sullivan – 33/1
Natasha Jonas – 33/1
Jessica Gadirova – 50/1
Leon Edwards – 50/1
Tyson Fury – 66/1
Rory McIlroy – 80/1
Adam Peaty – 80/1
Ellen White – 80/1
Max Burgin – 80/1


Stokes replaced Joe Root in April and has since revolutionised red ball cricket along with coach Brendon McCullum, winning eight out of nine Test matches.

England completed a sensational series win over Pakistan in Multan this week — their first over these opponents outside of the UK in 22 years.

Ronnie O’Sullivan is offered at 33/1 having claimed a record-equalling seventh world title at the Crucible in May.

IBF, WBC and WBO light-middleweight champion Natasha Jonas is also offered at 33/1.

Gymnast Jessica Gadirova is available at 50/1 having claimed floor gold on the final day of the World Championships — her third medal at the event in Liverpool.

Also offered at 50/1 is Leon Edwards, who shocked Kamaru Usman to win UFC welterweight title in August, becoming the first British champion since Michael Bisping in 2016 and only the second in history.



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