This season’s Diamond League has been amended to only 9 meetings instead of the usual 15. Plus there won’t be any final at the end of the year. Still it’s good news that athletes can race again in real competitions like the next one in Sweden. In the Stockholm Diamond League betting predictions you can find world and Olympic champions beside local heroes in the favourites.
The annual series of outdoor track and fields meetings, the so-called Diamond League has been held since 2010. 32 disciplines, 16 women and 16 men take place in the competitions, but not all of them are broadcast. This year, major changes were introduced, with only 9 races scheduled in the calendar. Athletes can’t win any points and there won’t be any final at the end of the season. Still with the cancellation of the Olympic Games and the European Athletics Championships, Diamond League meetings offer a great occasion for athletes to compete. Fans can watch some of the biggest stars of the sport from reigning 5000m world champion, Hellen Obiri to Olympic champion, Faith Kipyegon and Laura Muir in the 1500m. But Swedish top athletes like pole vaulter Armand Duplantis and long jumper Thobias Montler will also be there.
Stockholm Diamond League betting predictions favour Duplantis to win
One of the most famous Swedish athletes at the moment is the 20-year-old Armand Duplantis, who is the current world record holder in pole vault. He is also the reigning European champion and the silver medallist from last year’s world championships. Online sportsbooks in Sweden now offer a chance to bet on his victory against big rival, Sam Kendricks. The American athlete is a two-time world champion and managed to defeat Duplantis last year. But now the Swedish youngster is the favourite with the odds of 1.30.
Another Swedish athlete in the Stockholm Diamond League betting predictions is long jumper Khaddi Sagnia, who won the Swedish long jump title last week with 6.72m. Now she has the odds of 2.40 to set a new personal record in the race. It would mean a jump bigger than 6.81m. Well, she has been close to it so she can achieve a better result this weekend in a strong field. Including British Shara Proctor who won the silver in the 2015 World Championships.
Norwegian top athletes are also in the favourites
2-time world champion Karsten Warholm is in great form and can easily set up a new personal best in 400m hurdles. He has the odds of 2.25 to run faster than his current record of 46.92. Last weekend the Norwegian won the race in Monaco with a time of 47.10. So he is getting close to setting up a new European record which he currently also holds. But to set up a new world record might be a bit too much of an ask. As of the time of 46.78 by American Kevin Young has been standing since 1992. Warholm’s odds to break this long-standing record is 3.50.
One of the most exciting races is expected in the 1500m, where another Norwegian, Jakob Ingebrigtsen will compete against Kenyan Timothy Cheruiyot. Ingebritsen ran a new European record last week in Monaco, but he was still beaten by the Kenyan runner. Now his odds to take revenge is 3.54, while reigning world champion Cheruiyot is still the favourite by online gambling sites in Sweden. But the young Norwegian is likely to run faster than his brother, Filip Ingebrigtsen who is a former European champion. Jakob’s odds to beat him is 1.15 on 1xBet.