Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup Final
The world of speedway will have their eyes focused on the Marketa Stadium in the Czech Republic this weekend as the Speedway World Cup takes place on Saturday evening. This year’s final will feature teams from Australia, cialis 40mg Poland, cialis 40mg Czech Republic and the reigning champions Denmark following the events of the last week.
Last Sunday we saw the first event take place which featured Poland, Australia, Latvia and Russian from which Poland came out on top with a total score of 48 with Jarek Hampel top scoring with 14 which was just 1pt off a maximum, 16pts behind them were Australia who would go into the rake-off along with Latvia who finished third on the evening, Russia were eliminated.
The second event took place at Kings Lynn track and featured reigning champions Denmark who like Poland ran away with this even finishing 14pts clear of Team GB with the USA back in third and both of those would go through to the rake-off, Sweden were the team eliminated on the night. All four of Denmark’s riders scored double figures which Tai Woffinden continued his fine form with a 18pt haul on the night but that was not enough for Team GB.
The race-off took place on Thursday evening at the World Cup final venue and it featured the teams finishing 2nd and 3rd in their earlier events so we had lining up Australia, USA, Latvia and Team GB and it was a close event, just 8pt separated the four teams but Darcy Ward, a recent GP winner turned in a fine performance which saw Australia make the final, USA ended up 5pts adrift of them with Latvia in 3rd and Team GB in last.The World Cup has been dominated in the last eight years by Denmark and Poland, they two of them have won every World Cup since 2005 with five going to Poland and three to Denmark whilst Australia have been runners up in three of the last four.
Czech Republic are there because they are hosting it and the odds available on them pretty much sum up their chances, they are available at 250/1 with Bet365, Australia are available at 16/1 with Coral and would have been a real threat with Chris Holder in the team but his resulting injury from a crash ruled him out of the World Cup and its a tough ask for the rest of them to compete with the Polish and Danish.
In their event Denmark were superb, from 20 heats their rider failed to finish in the first two of the race just twice which resulted in them all scoring double figures but Poland were just as good in their event. The betting suggests that it will be close, Denmark are the current favourites with the best available odds at 4/6 with Skybet whilst Poland are available at 6/4 with Bet365.
You would expect Pedersen and Hampel to score well, its just a matter of how the other guys will do on the night, Denmark have a stronger looking team but Kasprzak is capable of having a big night and in Janowski and Dudek they have two young hungry riders who on their day are capable of producing double figure scores.
Whilst Pedersen has performed well at this track in the past, Kenneth Bjerre has struggled here especially in the GP last season and to win the world cup you need all four riders at the top of their game and if Bjerre is not then that will open the day for the Polish and that is what I believe will happen on Saturday evening with the Polishing reclaiming their title from the Danes.
Poland to win the Speedway World Cup @ 6/4