Sweden looking good in Speedway of Nations
Second semi-final in Manchester
Speedway of Nations
BT Sport 1, 7pm Tuesday
The big three look pretty much unassailable in the second semi-final of the Speedway of Nations in Manchester.
Two bookmakers go 7-4 each of Great Britain, Sweden and Australia in the seven-team race-off to see which three pairs go into this weekend’s final in Poland.
Sweden, on paper at least, have the best-looking team with GP leader Freddie Lindgren and Antonio Lindback representing them.
But Manchester is the home track of British number two Craig Cook and Australian number two Max Fricke, which makes both sides strong given that their respective number ones are Tai Woffinden and Jason Doyle.
No wonder it’s 50-1 bar with the quartet of Czech Republic, France, Italy and Finland scrabbling around for a shot at third spot via the playoffs.
Russia, impressive winners of the first semi in Germany on Saturday, are 10-3 with Betfair to win the final. Hosts Poland, the 11-8 favourites, plus Germany and Denmark are already in the finals.
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