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December 12, 2016 14:03 ET

Sports Personality of the Year

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Dec. 12, 2016) -

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Andy Murray may be the hot favourite to win Sports Personality of the Year for the second year running, and third time in the last four years, but a look back at how the odds have changed since the SPOTY market first opened in December of 2015 shows there have been six different front runners for the award.

Sports betting site NetBet takes a look at the most significant sporting events in 2016 and how they affected the Sports Personality of the Year betting market.

20TH DEC 2015: Sports Personality of the Year 2016 betting market first opens
TOP 10 IN THE BETTING:
7/1 Lewis Hamilton
9/1 Andy Murray
10/1 Joe Root
14/1 Mo Farah
18/1 Alistair Cook
33/1 Gareth Bale
33/1 Jessica Ennis-Hill
40/1 Laura Kenny
66/1 Alistair Brownlee
80/1 Louis Smith
31ST JAN 2016: Andy Murray finishes runner-up to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open
TOP 5:
6/1 Andy Murray
7/1 Lewis Hamilton
10/1 Joe Root
12/1 Mo Farah
20/1 Alistair Cook
10TH APRIL 2016: Danny Willett wins the US Masters
TOP 5:
4/1 Danny Willett
10/1 Andy Murray
12/1 Lewis Hamilton
14/1 Mo Farah
20/1 Joe Root
2ND MAY 2016: Leicester City win the Premier League
TOP 5:
7/2 Jamie Vardy
9/1 Danny Willett
11/1 Lewis Hamilton
14/1 Andy Murray
20/1 Mo Farah
28TH MAY 2016: Real Madrid win the Champions League
TOP 5:
3/1 Jamie Vardy
12/1 Danny Willett
12/1 Lewis Hamilton
14/1 Andy Murray
22/1 Gareth Bale
5TH JUNE 2016: Andy Murray becomes first British man since Bunny Austin in 1937 to make the French Open Final
TOP 5:
11/4 Jamie Vardy
9/1 Andy Murray
12/1 Danny Willett
20/1 Mo Farah
25/1 Gareth Bale
6TH JULY 2016: Wales reach the Semi Finals of Euro 2016
TOP 5:
15/4 Gareth Bale
4/1 Andy Murray
7/1 Jamie Vardy
16/1 Danny Willett
20/1 Mo Farah
10TH JULY 2016: Andy Murray wins his second Wimbledon title
TOP 5:
10/11 Andy Murray
9/1 Gareth Bale
12/1 Jamie Vardy
20/1 Danny Willett
22/1 Mo Farah
21ST AUGUST 2016: Team GB finishes second in the Olympic Medal Table
Laura Kenny wins two Gold medals
Jason Kenny wins three Gold medals
Mo Farah wins two Gold medals
Alistair Brownlee wins Gold in the Triathlon
Max Whitlock wins two Gold medals
Andy Murray wins Gold in the Men's Singles
TOP 5:
11/10 Andy Murray
3/1 Mo Farah
6/1 Laura Kenny
6/1 Max Whitlock
7/1 Jason Kenny
19TH SEPTEMBER 2016: Alistair Brownlee helps brother Jonny across the finish line
TOP 5:
2/1 Alistair Brownlee
5/2 Andy Murray
3/1 Mo Farah
6/1 Laura Kenny
14/1 Gareth Bale
20TH NOVEMBER 2016: Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to win the ATP Finals in London and become World Number One
TOP 5:
1/5 Andy Murray
5/1 Alistair Brownlee
10/1 Laura Kenny
12/1 Mo Farah
20/1 Gareth Bale
Latest odds for Top 5 now:
1/8 Andy Murray
17/2 Alistair Brownlee
18/1 Laura Kenny
18/1 Mo Farah
30/1 Gareth Bale

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