BBC Sports Personality of The Year Winner Odds Comparison - TV

Anthony Joshua3.253333
Harry Kane56556
Lizzie Yarnold1117111117
Chris Froome2113161613
Rory McIlroy1921111121
Lewis Hamilton1717212117
Mark Williams1721--21
Andrew Murray1921212121
Johanna Konta26-2121-
Jonnie Peacock--2626-
Jamie Vardy--2626-
Max Whitlock--2626-
Rob Cross3426262626
Dele Alli3426262626
Elise Christie-34262634
Kyle Edmund34342626-
Adam Peaty3434262634
Ronnie O'Sullivan41519951
Stephanie Houghton--3434-
Mo Farah3434343434
Jodie Taylor--3434-
Gareth Bale5126--26
Phil Taylor4134343434
Raheem Sterling4134--34
Tommy Fleetwood5121515121
Tom Daley41-4141-
Jonathan Rea41-5151-
Justin Rose4151515151
Laura Kenny--5151-
Marcus Rashford5151--51
Maro Itoje-51--51
Nicola Adams--5151-
Owen Farrell-51--51
Simon Yates51----
Tony Bellew5151--51
Jordan Henderson5151--51
Chris Eubank--5151-
George Groves-51--51
Bryony Frost51-5151-
Alistair Brownlee--5151-
Adam Gemili-51--51
Anya Shrubsole--5151-
Tyson Fury5181515181
Katarina Johnson-Thompson5151818151
Ian Poulter-51818151
Joe Root6751818151
Jade Jones--6767-
Jason Kenny--6767-
Lizzie Kelly67----
Paul Casey--6767-
Bianca Walkden81-6767-
James Anderson--8181-
Mark Selby--8181-
Kell Brook--101101-
Moeen Ali--101101-
Natalie Sciver--101101-
Jamie Murray--101101-
Dina Asher-Smith-101101101101
Joe Hart--101101-
Alun Wyn Jones--101101-
Alastair Cook--101101-
Carl Frampton--101101-
David Haye--101101-
Greg Rutherford--101101-

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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