Sports Personality the Year odds : Back AP McCoy in without Andy Murray market at 2/1

Breaking BBC Sports Personality of the Year odds with Andy Murray, Mo Farah and AP McCoy heading the latest betting markets.

Andy Murray looks to be the biggest betting certainty since the England football team were knocked out on penalties in the summer. With the Wimbledon champion so short in the betting, Lewis Jones has decided to delve into the without Murray market to find a bet….



Latest Odds : Andy Murray 1/25, AP Mccoy 16/1 Mo Farah 25/1
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The list reads: Mo Farah, Christine Ohuruogu, Hannah Cockroft, Andy Murray, Chris Froome Justin Rose, Sir Ben Ainslie, AP McCoy, Ian Bell and Leigh Halfpenny. But only name is going to win the SPOTY award, and that’s the bloke with no personality. And he’s 1/40 shot with Paddy Power. Andy, you’re not much fun are you.

The public will vote for their favourite on Sunday, 15 December, but if the betting is to be believed, and it can usually be relied on for this award, then Murray, courtesy as he ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a Wimbledon men’s singles winner, is home and dry.

So, with value at the forefront of our minds, we have taken a look at the without Murray market and think we have found a nice alternative to Muzza at 3/1 with Bet365.

AP McCoy achieved the remarkable and unique feat of riding his 4000th winner this year and with it the perception of this champion went up tenfold in wider audiences as he celebrated his accomplishment in front of the cameras with his wife and children. To put simply, he is an absolute beast of a sportsman, who all year round, delivers high quality in the saddle on a daily basis.

All the aforementioned sporting heroes are masters of their craft; however, they only have to produce their brilliance once every one or two months for usually only 90 minutes or so. Mo Farah is leading the without Murray market, however, despite romping clear with two races at the World Championships, the love for Farah in the public domain just isn’t there.

There was the controversy over him running just half of the London marathon for a huge amount of money, which for some reason didn’t sit well with many people. You can ignore his odds of 11/10 with Bet365.

Meanwhile, McCoy is going to become champion jockey for the 19th time in a row and with one award under his belt in 2010, it shows the support is there from the racing world to push Murray close(ish) for first prize. Value seekers should be lumping on the 3/1.

Lewis Jones has a wealth of experience in both online and offline sports media despite his young age, and has worked at a variety of well known brands and publications in the UK.