Kylian Mbappe favorite to win the Ballon d'Or
Wednesday saw Kylian Mbappe put on another Champions League clinic as his PSG team defeated the current European champions Bayern Munich.
The French striker scored twice as the Parisians won 3-2 on the night. That puts PSG in with a great opportunity to reach the semifinals of the Champions League where they'll meet the winner of Manchester City and Dortmund.
Another masterclass from Mbappe saw his name discussed as the potential winner of the famous Ballon d'Or later this year. Mbappe is the favorite currently at odds of +330, impying a 23.3% chance that he wins the award.
With PSG still in the hunt for the Champions League and France the favorites to win the delayed Euro 2020 tournament, it gives Mbappe a lot of chances to showcase his talents. If he was to win the biggest prize in club football and follow it up by winning a second international trophy for France then he'd surely be a lock for the Ballon d'Or.
Mbappe has scored 32 in 38 games across all competitions this year, in addition to 9 assists.
Behind Mbappe in the betting is Lionel Messi. Nobody in history has won the award more times than Lionel Messi with the Argentine a six time winner. At +370 the Barcelona star is close to Mbappe but looks to have less chances to shine this year, with his team eliminated from the Champions League already.
Robert Lewandowski, the Bayern Munich striker who missed Wednesday's semifinal through injury is a +400 bet. The Polish forward was hugely unlucky in 2020, when the award was cancelled due to the pandemic. He was a clear favorite to win the gong beforehand and would surely love to get his hands on the award that he deserved last year.
Further behind is Ronaldo, the five time winner, second only to Messi who is 8/1 in the betting. Erling Haaland, the Dortmund striker wanted by every major club in Europe is also in the running. As impressive as Haaland has been it's tougher for the Norweigan given his club and country haven't got the ability to win as many trophies as Mbappe's PSG and France do in 2021.
2021 Ballon d'Or Winner Odds
Kylian Mbappe +330
Lionel Messi +370
Robert Lewandowski +400
Cristiano Ronaldo +800
Erling Haaland +900
Bruno Fernandes +900
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