iBet: Andy Murray shakes up SPOTY betting
BBC Sports Personality of the Year Betting
Andy Murray’s US Open victory in New York has really shaken up the BBC Sports Personality of the Year betting. He could be backed at generous double figure odds even after his Olympic gold medal, but the best price you will get now about him taking the prestigious award is 3/1. Bradley Wiggins was as short at 1/10 on after he followed up his Tour De France triumph up with Olympic gold. But he’s been massively drifting and can now be backed at odds against, with 6/5 available with Paddy Power and Betfair. There can never have been more genuine contenders, with Olympians Mo Farah (7/2) and Jessica Ennis (14/1) boasting very strong claims as well and some arguing that paralympian David Weir (backed on Betfair in the last 24 hours but still 33/1) should be the one to lift the prestigious award. Golfer Rory McIlroy is having an amazing year in the US and the best could still be to come, with the Ryder Cup around the corner – he looks big each way at 150/1 with Sporting Bet. Here at Ibet we backed Farah at 9/1 each way before his double Olympic triumph and I’m happy to sit on that and see how it shakes down.
The five hour US Open final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic produced the biggest ever betting turnover on a single event on betting exchange betfair.com, with an incredible £63 million traded.
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