BBC Sports Personality of The Year Winner Odds Comparison - TV

Anthony Joshua9910
Lewis Hamilton11911
Dina Asher-Smith111111
Tyson Fury111112
Owen Farrell131715
Geraint Thomas171715
Joe Root171717
Andrew Murray152115
Ronnie O'Sullivan211723
Rory McIlroy21-21
Eoin Morgan212121
Harry Kane261723
Ben Stokes262123
Katarina Johnson-Thompson262623
Stephanie Houghton262623
Chris Froome29-29
Raheem Sterling342631
Gary Anderson--31
Dylan Hartley342634
James Anderson34--
Justin Rose343434
Jonny Bairstow343434
Jos Buttler3434-
Laura Muir41-34
Johanna Konta41-34
Jonathan Rea41-34
Alun Wyn Jones513441
Mo Farah513441
Sam Curran51-51
Maro Itoje515151
Toni Duggan51-51
Kyle Edmund675151
Mark Cavendish101-81
Mark Williams101-81
Adam Peaty101-81
Bryony Frost101-81
Amir Khan101-101
Jasmin Paris101101-
Tom Daley101-101
Tai Woffinden101-126
Moeen Ali101-126
Mark Selby151-151
Judd Trump151-151

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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