Harry Kane Shortens To Favourite For SPOTY Award

Harry Kane looks set to take home the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award for the first time after seeing fresh support just two days before the ceremony.

Kane was backed into favouritism this week, being supported into 11/8 from 5/2 for the award after taking home the Golden Boot from this summer’s World Cup in Russia. However he saw more support roll in forcing BoyleSports to shorten him further to 13/10 on Friday.

Should Kane stay true to his odds, it will be the first time in 9 years that a footballer was awarded the SPOTY with Ryan Giggs winning it in 2009.

A renewed burst of support for Ronny O’Sullivan saw his odds collapse into 12/1 from 33/1 during the week, as he bids to become only the second snooker player to scoop the accolade, after Steve Davis took the honours in 1988. The five-time World Champion picked up a record 7th UK Championship crown by beating Mark Allen in the final just a week before the Sports Personality award is handed out.

Previous favourite, Tour de France champ Geraint Thomas, lies as the 5/2 second favourite for the coveted prize.