BBC Sports Personality of The Year Winner Odds Comparison - TV

Anthony Joshua3.25333.50
Harry Kane99911
Rory McIlroy1311119
Ronnie O'Sullivan10111113
Lizzie Yarnold11111117
Andrew Murray17212117
Lewis Hamilton17212121
Johanna Konta212121-
Jonnie Peacock-2626-
Jamie Vardy-2626-
Max Whitlock-2626-
Adam Peaty34262621
Dele Alli34262626
Rob Cross34262626
Kyle Edmund342626-
Elise Christie-262634
Mo Farah34343421
Phil Taylor26343434
Stephanie Houghton-3434-
Jodie Taylor-3434-
Chris Froome34414126
Raheem Sterling41--34
Tom Daley414141-
Jonathan Rea415151-
Justin Rose41515151
Chris Eubank-5151-
Bryony Frost515151-
George Groves---51
Alistair Brownlee-5151-
Adam Gemili---51
Anya Shrubsole-5151-
Maro Itoje---51
Nicola Adams-5151-
Owen Farrell---51
Laura Kenny-5151-
Marcus Rashford51--51
Tommy Fleetwood675151-
Katarina Johnson-Thompson51818151
Jordan Henderson---67
Jason Kenny-6767-
Jade Jones-6767-
Paul Casey-6767-
Joe Root67818151
Ian Poulter-818151
Tyson Fury815151101
Bianca Walkden816767-
James Anderson-8181-
Mark Selby-8181-
Moeen Ali-101101-
Natalie Sciver-101101-
Jamie Murray-101101-
Joe Hart-101101-
Kell Brook-101101-
Alun Wyn Jones-101101-
Alastair Cook-101101-
Greg Rutherford-101101-
Dina Asher-Smith-101101101
Carl Frampton-101101-
David Haye-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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