BBC Sports Personality of The Year Winner Odds Comparison - TV

Anthony Joshua4.505655
Lizzie Yarnold99999
Harry Kane91111911
Johanna Konta17-1715-
Andrew Murray1717212117
Lewis Hamilton1721172121
Kyle Edmund34212618-
Max Whitlock---26-
Ronnie O'Sullivan2626213126
Jonnie Peacock---26-
Jamie Vardy---26-
Adam Peaty3421292621
Mo Farah3417343417
Rob Cross3426262626
Elise Christie-34-2634
Rory McIlroy2634293434
Dele Alli3426512626
Phil Taylor2634413434
Stephanie Houghton---34-
Jodie Taylor---34-
Chris Froome3426514126
Tom Daley34--41-
Raheem Sterling413451-34
Jonathan Rea34--51-
Justin Rose3451415151
Anya Shrubsole--4151-
Alistair Brownlee---51-
Adam Gemili-51--51
George Groves-51--51
Chris Eubank---51-
Maro Itoje-51--51
Nicola Adams---51-
Owen Farrell-51--51
Laura Kenny---51-
Marcus Rashford515151-51
Tommy Fleetwood67--51-
Joe Root6751-8151
Jordan Henderson-67--67
Jason Kenny---67-
Jade Jones---67-
Paul Casey---67-
Tyson Fury811015151101
Mark Selby---81-
James Anderson---81-
Ian Poulter---81-
Bianca Walkden101--67-
Katarina Johnson-Thompson-101-81101
Kell Brook---101-
Jamie Murray---101-
Joe Hart---101-
Carl Frampton---101-
Alun Wyn Jones---101-
Alastair Cook---101-
Greg Rutherford---101-
Dina Asher-Smith-101-101101
David Haye---101-
Moeen Ali---101-
Natalie Sciver---101-

Trying to predict who will win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award months in advance is a task fraught with peril. Much will depend on how England get on at the World Cup in Brazil this summer. If – by some miracle – they win the thing, Wayne Rooney or Steven Gerrard would surely get first and second. If Roy Hodgson’s men flop, they won’t get a look-in. But read on to find out our early thoughts on the matter along with the latest betting odds for this fascinating contest.

Of course, this award has little to do with “personality” at all and is really about “achievement”. Andy Murray won it last year after finally winning Wimbledon, while Bradley Wiggins won the year before after winning Olympic Gold and the Tour de France. With Murray having gone off the boil somewhat, we can’t see him having as good a season this year and the best betting odds of 12/1 with BetVictor for him to win for a second time are not tempting.

Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile, is the favourite at best odds of 29/21 with William Hill on the basis that he will probably win the Formula 1 Drivers Championship. But Hamilton only managed second place in SPOTY last time he won the championship (in 2008 when cyclist Chris Hoy was preferred, albeit in an Olympic year) and if anyone rises to glory in any other sport we think they’ll get the better of Hamilton.

A good outside bet at this stage would be to back Rooney at 50/1 with BetVictor. Paul Gascoigne won it in 1990 after crying at the World Cup, so if Wazza actually scores a few goals and England make it to the quarters or semis in style, that could be a very good value bet. Big “ifs”, of course, but at this early stage we’re lumping on Rooney at massive betting odds.

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