In December we’ll know the FIFA Ballon D’Or winner in 2016. The newspapers in Barcelona, Madrid and France are already talking about the issue and putting pressure in the journalists and coached who have to vote for the winner. Last year, Messi won ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez, but this year Cristiano Ronaldo is the big favourite.
The Portuguese has won the Champions League and the Euro with Portugal. These are reason enough to win the trophy but he has also been very important in his club to achieve all these goals. Again, Cristiano Ronaldo was the top scorer of the Champions League, so he’s big favourite to win his fourth Ballon D’Or, the third in the last four years.
If we have a look at the bookmakers, Cristiano Ronaldo is huge favourite to win the trophy. In Betfair, you can back Cristiano to win with 1/6 odds. The second favourite to lift the trophy is Leo Messi, who has already won five. In Betfair the odds are 5/1 if the Argentinian wins. Messi lost the final of the Copa América with Argentina and won La Liga and Copa del Rey with Barcelona.
The third favourite to win Ballon D’Or is Antoine Griezmann. L’Equipe even published a first page to support the Atlético striker. Griezmann lost the Champions League and Euro finals this year but he played an amazing season. The odds are 6/1. With less options we can see Luis Suárez, who was the topscorer in La Liga and the key player for Barcelona to lift the trophy. The odds are 8/1.
With less options, we can see Gareth Bale. Despite playing an amazing Euro with Wales and helping Real Madrid to win the Champions League, Bale has only 25/1 odds. Neymar is behind the Welshman with 33/1 in Betfair, same odds of Payet or Pogba. Finally, you can back Iniesta to win Ballon D’Or with 50/1 odds.