Sports Personality By Joe Crilly

Mighty Murray New Favourite For SPOTY – Bets Of Up To £4000

The odds of Andy Murray winning BBC Sports Personality have tumbled following a rush bets since the announcement of the shortlist. He was 2/1, however, those odds have been cut to Even money after a number of bets of up to £4000. Jessica Ennis Hill has drifted from 5/4 to 13/8.

“Murray is the only person anyone wants to back and he seems to tick all the boxes as a potential winner,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “His achievements came on terrestrial TV, he has defied the odds and has already won the award suggesting that people will vote for him.”

Sports Personality of the Year: 1/1 Andy Murray; 13/8 Jessica Ennis-Hill; 7/1 Tyson Fury; 14/1 Lewis Hamilton; 25/1 Kevin Sinfield; 40/1 Chris Froome; 50/1 Mo Farah; 100/1 Adam Peaty; 100/1 Greg Rutherford; 100/1 Lizzie Armitstead; 100/1 Lucy Bronze; 100/1 Max Whitlock