Marcus Rashford cut into odds-on favourite for SPOTY with multiple bookmakers

Marcus Rashford cut into odds-on favourite for SPOTY with multiple bookmakers

The Manchester United striker's campaign has resonated with punters, who are heavily backing him for Sports Personality of the Year.

Bookmakers Cut Marcus Rashford's Odds With His Campaign For Free School Meals

Marcus Rashford has been cut into the clear favourite to win Sports Personality of the Year, and is now odds-on with multiple bookmakers.

The United striker’s odds have dropped from 3/1 into as short as 4/7 that he wins the illustrious BBC award.

Only two bookies out of 11 are now offering odds-against, with 6/5 the best price on offer with Genting Bet.

Betting support picked up for Rashford back in June when the striker challenged the government on its free school meals for children policy.

Before then, Rashford was 80/1 in the betting. With his campaign gathering momentum, he was then cut from 50/1 into 14/1 on the 12th June.

Since then, he’s been massively backed in the market, attracting 14% of all bets. In the last 24 hours, 84% of all SPOTY bets have backed United’s number 10.

Elsewhere In The Market

Elsewhere, Lewis Hamilton (5/2) is second favourite, followed by Ronnie O’Sullivan (8/1), Tyson Fury (8/1) and Hollie Doyle (33/1).

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: "He's fantastic on the pitch, but Marcus Rashford is also a wonderful human being off it.

"The Manchester United and England star has sensationally shot into favouritism for SPOTY after his campaign to feed the most unfortunate among us, but could Rashford be destined for bigger things in the future...?”

BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner:

  • Marcus Rashford – 6/5
  • Lewis Hamilton – 5/2
  • Ronnie O’Sullivan – 8/1
  • Tyson Fury – 8/1
  • Hollie Doyle – 33/1

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