What a year it’s been for sport! Despite the ongoing issues brought around by the Covid pandemic it’s still been a bumper year, full of drama and intrigue.
Our jaws still remain on the floor from following Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s titanic F1 tussle, while Tyson Fury cemented his place as the best heavyweight in the world with an emphatic conclusion to his trilogy with Deontay Wilder. Elsewhere, a new tennis star was born in US Open winner Emma Raducanu, the Olympics continued to amaze us in the summer and Euro 2020 saw England go on a journey that won’t soon be forgotten.
But what will 2022 hold for us? And more specifically, what will happen first? Bookmakers Betfred have opened up a new novelty market asking that very question. Hamilton, for example, is the 4/1 favourite to win the F1 Drivers’ Championship, which concludes on November 20th, ahead of a variety of other outcomes, including Mo Salah scoring 30+ goals in a calendar year (6/1) or Judd Trump winning the Betfred World Snooker Championship in May (11/2).
If you think England can win the T20 World Cup in November and before any of the other possible sporting possibilities in the market, you can back it at 10/1. Raducanu is 14/1 to win a Grand Slam title, an English team to win the European Rugby Champions Cup is 16/1 and Danny Willett is 150/1 to win the Betfred British Masters before anything else outright.
A full list of the odds and dates can be found below*
4/1 - Lewis Hamilton To Win The F1 Drivers Championship (Concludes Nov 20th)
11-2 - December 31st
11-2 - Judd Trump To Win The Betfred World Snooker Championship (Concludes May 2nd)
6/1 - Mo Salah To Score 30+ Premier League Goals in the calendar year
7/1 - A 9 Dart Finish In The 2022 PDC World Darts Final (Jan 3rd)
7/1 - St Helens To Win The Betfred Super League Grand Final (24th September)
10/1 - England To Win T20 World Cup Cricket Final (Nov 13)
14/1 - Emma Raducanu To Win A Tennis Grand Slam Singles Title (Aus 29 Jan, French 12 Jun, Wimbledon 9th Jul, Us Sep 10th)
14/1 - Cristiano Ronaldo To Score 30+ Premier League Goals in the calendar year
16/1 - An English Team To Win The European Rugby Champions Cup (Concludes May 28th)
33/1 - Run Wild Fred To Win The Grand National (Apr 9th)
150/1 - Danny Willett To Win The Betfred British Masters Golf (Concludes May 8th)
*18+ | BeGambleAware