Speedway Grand Prix of Denmark
We are at the halfway stage of this year’s Speedway GP with 6 GP’s down and just 6 to go and currently Emil Sayfutdinov sits at the top of the leaderboard with 84pts, here Britain’s Tai Woffinden is having an amazing season and sits in 2nd place with 73pts and just 11pts off the top which I am sure not even he imagined a position that he would be in.
You cannot rule out the likes of Chris Holder (68), page Jarek Hampel (66), Nicki Pedersen (64) and Niels-Kristian Iversen (60) either and a strong 2nd half of the season could see them sneak up on the leader especially from Holder as he seems to be picking up plenty of points now.
This evening to head to Copenhagen for the Danish GP, this will be the 11th consecutive year that is has been staged at Parken Stadium and because of that you get a better feel as to who performs and who does not perform at this track.
Tony Rickardsson and Jason Crump used to love coming to this track and between them won this GP 8 times, the polish riders Gollob and Hampel have won it 3 of the last 5 years and we have not had a Danish winner since Hans Andersen won it back in 2006.
European riders in this GP, they have won 8 of the last 12 with the only rider from outside Europe winning being Crump on four occasions, Hampel comes here in form having won the Polish GP but he is coming to a track where last year he suffered a broken leg in heat one of the GP and I am always dubious about riders going to a track where they have suffered bad injuries in the past.
I am going to go with Chris Holder who I backed in the last GP, he seems to be coming into a bit of form as has ridden well here in the past, in 2011 (16) he finished 3rd in the final behind Gollob and Crump and then last year although only picking up 9pts his failure to finished in heat 13 most probably cost him a semi-final spot. So he comes here reading to push on and the Aussies do well here.
I will be dutching him this evening with Niels-Kristian Iversen who has been ridden very well this year on the GP scene, he has been unlucky not to pick up more points and being Danish this is obviously his home GP and the support could well get him to up his game even further and with just a bit more luck during the races he is more than capable of picking up the win.
CHRIS HOLDER to win @ 7/1 (Ladbrokes)
NIELS-KRISTIAN IVERSEN to win @ 10/1 (BetVictor/Stanjames)
If you split your stake 58% in Holders favour to 42% in Iverson’s favour then per point staked you will be looking at a +3.63pt profit if either of them go on to win.