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2020 Ballon d’Or Odds and Betting Tips

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As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, the chances of football resuming continue to dwindle. Some top-flight leagues, including the French League, have already been cancelled. In contrast, others such as the English Premier League, Italian Serie A, and Spanish La Liga may resume, but behind closed doors.

While the action may not be coming back, there’s definitely going to be a winner of the coveted 2020 Ballon d’Or, and that’s what this article reflects on. Find out who is the favourite to win the prestigious award.

1. Lionel Messi: 2/1

Once again, six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi is the favourite to win this year’s title with his odds of winning at 2/1. The 32-year old was leading the scoring charts in Spain before the sudden halt of La Liga. With the league set to resume, the Argentinian could bag more goals, and considering he’s a fan favourite, he’s the likely contender for the top award.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo: 4/1

With the top performances from the Portuguese marksman, the chances are high that he could claim this year’s award. Already, Ronaldo has bagged 21 goals, and even though he’s second in the list of top scorers in Serie A, he still has a chance to grab the Capocannoniere, and Ballon d’Or as well. The odds for the Juventus man to win the Ballon D’Or are at 4/1.

3. Kylian Mbappé: 5/1

21-year old World Cup winner Kylian Mbappé is among the value bets this year. His odds of winning the Ballon D’Or are at 5/1 and with a betting bonus for Bethard, that sounds like some good money. The French international finished as the Ligue 1 top scorer together with Wissam Ben Yedder whom he personally decided to share the golden boot award with. Mbappé is the only player who has the best chance to break the Ronaldo and Messi dominance this year after Luka Modrić did it in 2018.

4. Kevin De Bruyne: 5/1

Even though Manchester City have been outshone this year by Liverpool, De Bruyne had remained consistent throughout, putting forward some stellar performances and rising to the occasion when his team needed him the most. Ranked as one of the best midfielders currently, the Belgian’s odds for winning the Ballon d’Or are at 5/1.

5. Sadio Mane: 8/1

It’s with no doubt that Mane has been instrumental in Liverpool’s title chase. The Senegalese forward has been brilliant throughout and is regarded as one of the best talents in the English Premier League. He is one of the stars fronted for the 2020 Ballon d’Or with his odds for winning the award at 8/1.

The above are the favourites in the chase for the 2020 Ballon d’Or. Others in the list include;

  • Neymar: 9/1
  • Lewandowski: 10/1
  • Virgil Van Dijk: 16/1
  • Erling Braut Håland: 24/1

Well, the 2020 Ballon d’Or can have surprises now that some leagues have been cancelled while the remaining are on balance. Moreso, there will be no 2020 Copa America or the 2020 European Championships which could have otherwise influenced the outcome.

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