Luka Modric backed into second favourite for Ballon d'Or

Luka Modric backed into second favourite for Ballon d'Or

Modric has been slashed from 250/1 to 5/1 to win the Ballon d’Or.

Last night, Croatia crushed England dreams as they came back from a goal down to beat the Three Lions in extra time. 

England were the better side in the opening 45 minutes, but the longer the game went on, the more one man begun to run the show: Luka Modric. 

44.2% of all bets on the Ballon d’Or market since the end of the semi-final have been on the Croatian captain. He has in turn been cut to 5/1, meaning only Ronaldo is ahead of him in the market. Modric was available at 250/1 just under a month ago. 

The 32-year-old  is certainly one of the best centre-midfielders in the world, and he is now showing it on the biggest stage of all. Let’s not forget, this is a man who has won four Champions League titles, including the last three. 

If Modric does go on to lift the World Cup with Croatia, not many would be able to say that he would not be a worthy winner of the individual award.

Oddschecker spokesman, George Elek: 'Modric lambasted the perceived arrogance of the English media in the aftermath of last night's game, in a move that is unlikely to endear him to some, but nobody can question his influence on the pitch. If Croatia do defeat France in the final, this tournament will surely be remembered as Modric's.'

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