Bale’s SPOTY odds slashed after Euros euphoria

June 30, 2016

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GARETH BALE might be scoring his method to this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, according to Ladbrokes.

The Real Madrid star has actually been at the leading edge of Wales' success at the European Championships with 3 important goals, and Bale is now 8/1 for the yearly gong, in from 50/1.

Jamie Vardy is preferred for the distinction at 3/1, however Bale's probabilities will shorten even more if the Welsh wizard can create more magic in his country's quarter-final clash with Belgium tomorrow night.

The bookmakers are 12/1 on the world's most expensive player scoring a third direct free-kick of the competition, while it's 10s Bale ratings from the spot or with his head.

Ladbrokes News' Richard Marsh stated: “Bale wasn't a SPOTY contender before the Euros, but his roaring efficiencies for the Dragons in France have fired him right into contention.”

2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year odds:

Jamie Vardy – 3/1
Anthony Joshua – 5/1
Andy Murray – 8/1
Gareth Bale – 8/1
Jessica Ennis-Hill – 10/1
Katarina Johnson-Thompson – 16/1
Mo Farah – 16/1
Danny Willett – 16/1
Laura Trott – 20/1

25/1 BAR

Wales v Belgium – Gareth Bale Special odds:

Gareth Bale to score from outside the box – 9/1
Gareth Bale to score a penalty – 10/1
Gareth Bale to score a header – 10/1
Gareth Bale to score a direct free-kick – 12/1
Gareth Bale to hit the woodwork – 14/1

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