iBet: Mo Farah to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Back Mo Farah at 9/1 each way
It’s five months until the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year awards but now is when you can get a bit of value, as long as you have some foresight and luck is on your side. Cyclist Bradley Wiggins is understandably the 7/2 favourite. He’s now odds on to win the Tour De France but 2011 SPOTY winner Marc Cavendish is targeting Olympic gold seriously and that may well split the cycling vote. And will the public really go for two cyclists in a row? Despite the tears, Andy Murray (8/1) surely needed to win Wimbledon. Olympic fever is about to sweep the nation and for me it’s all about track and field. If one of our athletes can claim gold and capture the nation’s hearts then they are surely going to be a massive player in the SPOTY awards. Jessica Ennis is a runner at 7/2 while Great Britain’s top long distance runner Mo Farah (third last year) is 7/4 to win the 10,000 metres and even shorter at 13/8 to win the 5,000. He set the fastest 5,000 metres time in the world this year in the Prefontaine Classic in June. If he can win either event, he is surely certain to finish in the top three again and at 9/1 he is a must bet.
Ladbrokes offer 1/2 that the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner will be male and 6/4 on a female claiming the prize. They also have a market on how many woman will be on the final shortlist of 10, with three to 2/1 favourite. At Betfair you can bet on who will finish in the top three.
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