Football By Joe Crilly

Harry Kane Slashed For PFA… Messi Fav For Ballon d’Or

After his hat trick at the weekend, Harry Kane has been slashed in price to win the PFA Player of the Year from 6/1 to 11/4 while he has been installed as a 150/1 shot with William Hill to win the Ballon d’Or. Lionel Messi heads the Ballon d’Or market after his Barcelona team defeated Real Madrid on Sunday night – Ronaldo is 9/4.


One player who is not having as much fun as young Mr Kane at the moment is Gareth Bale who was the subject of much ire following Real Madrid’s defeat against Barcelona in La Liga. It is 12/5 that Bale leaves the club in the summer.


Referees are more and more under the microscope and William Hill are offering 16/1 that an in game referee referral system is introduced in the Premier League from the start of next season.


PFA Player of the Year: 10/11 Eden Hazard; 11/4 Harry Kane; 9/1 Cesc Fabregas; 10/1 Alexis Sanchez; 10/1 Diego Costa; 12/1 Sergio Aguero; 16/1 David de Gea; 25/1 Nemanja Matic; 40/1 David Silva; 40/1 John Terry; 66/1 Wayne Rooney


Ballon d’Or winner: 10/11 Lionel Messi; 9/4 Cristiano Ronaldo; 14/1 Neymar; 18/1 Arjen Robben; 18/1 Luis Suarez; 20/1 Manuel Neuer; 20/1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic; 25/1 Alexis Sanchez; 25/1 Eden Hazard; 25/1 James Rodriguez; 25/1 Sergio Aguero; 25/1 Thomas Muller; 33/1 Cesc Fabregas; 33/1 Diego Costa; 40/1 Angel Di Maria; 40/1 Franck Ribery; 40/1 Gareth Bale; 40/1 Mario Gotze; 40/1 Paul Pogba; 40/1 Phillip Lahm; 40/1 Toni Kroos; 40/1 Wayne Rooney; 50/1 Bastian Schweinsteiger; 50/1 Yaya Toure; 66/1 Karim Benzema; 66/1 Thibaut Courtois; 80/1 Robert Lewandowski; 150/1 Harry Kane


Will Gareth Bale leave Real Madrid in the summer: 12/5 yes; 3/10 no


16/1       In game video referee referral system to be introduced in the Premier League from the start of next season