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SPOTY Betting: 1/10 favourite Mary Earps leads shortlist for 2023

England goalkeeper Mark Earps
Mary Earps is the favourite to win SPOTY

The SPOTY shortlist is out and England goalkeeper Mary Earps is the heavy odds-on favourite to lift the famous trophy when the winner is announced on 19 December...

  • 1/101.10 Earps looks unstoppable

  • 9/110.00 Broad is second on Betfair Sportsbook

  • 66/167.00 Hewett shortlisted after stunning year

  • Winner announced 19 December

Mary Earps is the 1/101.10 favourite on the Betfair Sportsbook to win SPOTY next Tuesday after the BBC announced the shortlist of six.

The England women's goalkeeper looks a shoo-in to get her hands on the annual award.

She was a big part of England's run to the final of the Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand this summer. Although they lost to Spain, the Lionesses won the admiration of the nation, just as they did last year when they won the European Championships.

Earps has become the embodiment of the England team, and arguably the women's game in the UK, and would be a popular winner of SPOTY.

Broad second favourite to win SPOTY

England cricket legend Stuart Broad is 9/1 second favourite to win SPOTY.

He was catapulted into SPOTY favouritism in August after ending his Test cricket career by taking the final wicket in England's fifth Test Ashes victory over Australia.

Stuart Broad celebrates.jpg

The win meant the series ended 2-2 and it was almost a perfect ending to an extraordinary career in which Broad took 604 wickets.

KJT leads Dettori, McIlroy and Hewett

Athlete Katrina Johnson-Thompson is 18/1 in the SPOTY betting after winning gold in the heptathlon at the 2023 World Athletics Championships, sealing her second World Champion title.

She is closely followed in the betting by Frankie Dettori 20/121.00 who was the favourite earlier in the year.

Golfer Rory McIlroy is 50/151.00 after he played a significant role in Europe's Ryder Cup victory over USA in September.

Of all the contenders on the shortlist, British wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett has arguably enjoyed the most glorious year.

The 26-year-old will finish 2023 as world No.1 in singles and doubles. This year he won five Grand Slam titles, reached the final of all four major singles draws and won the Masters singles and doubles titles. He also became ITF World Champion for the first time in his career.

Earps is the clear favourite but, with voting for the winner to take place during the show on BBC One on Tuesday 19 December, any one of the six could still triumph.

Get more SPOTY 2023 betting updates before the winner is announced.


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