The 2022 Super Bowl has been decided, but which team will win. The exciting climax of the 2021/22 National Football League season will be played at So-Fi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on the 13th of February and with organisers placing the finishing touches on a match that will attract a global audience, we are all set for action. The Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI. Still, only one team will emerge as champions, entering the history books and joining an exclusive club of champions. Will that be the Rams or the Bengals? The answer to that question remains unanswered, but we’ll have our champion soon enough.
Super Bowl LVI will be played at the home of the Rams, meaning this is only the second match of its sort to be played at a venue that is also the home stadium of one of the finalists. That gives Los Angeles an advantage over Cincinnati, but they will find their opponents to be dogged and determined. The Bengals have made it this far and will be playing in the match due to their great form and consistency shown in this campaign. They aren’t a team simply here to make up the numbers, and that will become evident early on game day. This is a Bengals side that believes they are good enough to win the Super Bowl this year.
Rams versus Bengals looks on paper to be a great contest involving two ambitious teams. They may not have been most fans’ first pick to compete in this game, but they are here and are ready to fight for the prize. The current Super Bowl betting has Los Angeles as the pre-match favourites, and that will catch the attention of bettors. Super Bowl LVI will be the most-watched American Football match in history thanks to the increase in popularity of live streaming on smartphone apps. It will also be the most bet on the match due to a relaxation in the laws regarding online betting in many states of America and Canada.
Bookies ramp up their coverage
The top legal betting apps have responded to this, ramping up their coverage of the betting markets. The Super Bowl is always one of the most popular sporting events to make predictions and wager on, but those rule changes on betting mean interest will be sky-high. Many football fans and casual followers of sport will be eager to ramp up their enjoyment of the match by placing a bet on the outcome. They’ll want to pick sides, having their stake on the Rams or Bengals. Others will trawl through the specials, hoping to uncover a betting gem and a share of the value before it’s noticed by the betting mob and quickly devoured.
At present, all major betting apps offer odds on the winner of the match with the Los Angeles Rams firm favourites to win the Super Bowl. Those creating the odds haven’t sat on the fence here, and they aren’t in two minds about the team they want to be behind. Their pre-match betting odds were posted as soon as the final match was decided, and straight from the off, they have pinned the Rams to the head of the betting, making them the shortest price. That doesn’t mean they will win, of course, but when all bookmakers agree on a pick and are so convincing, it’s often worth paying attention and taking their advice.
Past Super Bowls have shown us that this match is nothing if not unpredictable. Anything can and often does happen in the deciding match, and we have been treated to some memorable games over the years with plenty of shock results along the way. That will stick in the minds of Bengals supporters who know just how dangerous it is to write their team off. The underdogs have some serious bite and the talent in their squad to turn this fixture on its head. The unpredictability of the Super Bowl is just one of the many reasons why the NFL is so popular and continues to grow.
Which side will you be on? Will it be Los Angeles supporters cheering a famous win at the end of the play, or will we see Cincinnati storm to the famous old trophy?