Sports Personality By Joe Crilly

SPOTY: Could Welsh Vote Win It For Bale?

With a week to go until the Sports Personality of the Year is announced, it is Rory McIlroy who is the 2/5 favourite ahead of Lewis Hamilton, however, Gareth Bale has started to attract a small bit of interest from William Hill punters.


“Rory is the current World Number one and Open Champion while Lewis is the current World Champion but Ryan Giggs in 2009 and Joe Calzaghe in 2007 showed the power of the Welsh vote and Gareth Bale is proving popular at a large price,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Sports Personality of the Year winner: 2/5 Rory McIlroy; 7/4 Lewis Hamilton; 25/1 Gareth Bale; 50/1 Jo Pavey; 80/1 Charlotte Dujardin; 100/1 Adam Peaty; 100/1 Carl Froch; 100/1 Kelly Gallagher; 110/1 Lizzy Yarnold; 100/1 Max Whitlock