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SPOTY odds shorten after England captain bags World Cup winner

Dave Burin | 19 June 2018

Kane second behind Joshua in the odds

The Sports Personality of the Year odds have shifted at Coral, following a stunning display from England striker Harry Kane in last night’s 2-1 defeat of Tunisia.

The Tottenham Hotspur hitman netted both goals for the Three Lions, and has seen his odds of SPOTY glory cut to 5/1, having previously been 10/1.

Boxing champ Anthony Joshua remains the favourite at 2/1, following his crowning as the WBO heavyweight champion.

The dark horses include Chris Froome at 12/1, while Lewis Hamilton and Lizzy Yarnold are 16/1 apiece, and it’s 20/1 for Andy Murray to win a fourth SPOTY title.

As for Kane and co., Coral now make England 10/1 to win the World Cup in Russia this summer.

Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “World Cup fever is well and truly gripping the nation now and with Harry being the hero last night we’ve been inundated with bets on him winning SPOTY this year. Should he continue his goalscoring streak and England progress deep into the tournament his odds will only continue to shorten.”

**To win Sports Personality of the Year 2018

2/1 Anthony Joshua, 5/1 Harry Kane, 12/1 Chris Froome, 16/1 Lewis Hamilton, 16/1 Lizzy Yarnold, 20/1 Andy Murray, 20/1 Rory McIlroy, 20/1 Mark Williams, 25/1 Dele Alli, 25/1 Rob Cross, 25/1 Gareth Bale, 33-1 Bar

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing