Dina Asher-Smith favourite to win 2021 BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Olympic stars headline the betting for next year’s ceremony
Following Lewis Hamilton’s win at the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards on Sunday night, Dina Asher-Smith has been installed as the early 6/1 favourite to win next year.
With the delayed Olympics scheduled to take place next year, there are a number of Team GB athletes included in the list including Adam Peaty at 10/1 and Laura Kenny at 20/1.
Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “With an Olympic year ahead of us in 2021, it’s our Team GB stars that headline the SPOTY betting market for next year’s award. We make Dina Asher-Smith the clear favourite to win the award this time next year.”
Seven-time World F1 champion Lewis Hamilton is 12/1 to win for a second straight year, while Expert Panel Special Award winner Marcus Rashford is 10/1 to win the main award.
Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be set to meet in the ring in the next twelve months in a unified heavyweight title bout, and the outcome of the match could weigh heavy on next year’s SPOTY ceremony. Fury is 12/1 to win with AJ 16/1 to pick up the prestigious award.
“Tyson Fury is in the frame again, despite not taking part last night, and he is 12/1 with Anthony Joshua 16/1 ahead of a mouth-watering clash between the pair. We are betting on that bout, with Fury the odds-on favourite to come out on top,” added Aitkenhead.
To win Sports Personality of the Year 2021
6/1 Dina Asher-Smith, 10/1 Adam Peaty, Marcus Rashford, 12/1 Lewis Hamilton, Tyson Fury, 16/1 Anthony Joshua, 20/1 Laura Kenny, Harry Kane, 25/1 Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, 33/1 Mo Farah, Laura Muir, Rory McIlroy, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Frankie Dettori, Andy Murray
Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua
8/15 Fury, 6/4 Joshua, 22/1 Draw
Lewis Hamilton to win the 2021 F1 World Championship
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.