Plunge on Liverpool FC star to land 2014 BBC SPOTY

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Updated: April 15, 2014
Steven Gerrard pic via Ruaraidh Gillies/Flickr

Boylesports have reported a surge of support for Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard to be crowned the 2014 BBC Sports Personality Of The Year.

Although the winner won’t be crowned until December, Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker has had to cut Steven Gerrard into 13/8 favourite from 33/1 on Tuesday morning.

Gerrard’s nearest rival in the betting is Formula 1 driver, Lewis Hamilton, who is priced at 4/1 with cyclist Chris Froome priced at 7/1. Last year’s winner Andy Murray is 10/1 to retain the title.

Liam Glynn, PR Executive at Boylesports said “We have had to react quickly and cut Steven Gerrard into 13/8 on Tuesday morning as the money keeps coming in for the Liverpool player. We laid him at 33/1 on Tuesday morning and our traders smelt a rat and cut him into 12/1 and within twenty minutes we have had to cut him into the clear 13/8 favourite as the support kept coming.”

He added “No doubt if Liverpool can manage to win the Premier League this season we would expect Steven Gerrard’s price to shorten even further but certainly all that punters want on Tuesday morning is a bit of the Liverpool player.”

Sports Personality Of The Year 2014

Gerrard, Steven 13/8

Hamilton, Lewis 4/1

Froome, Chris 7/1

Andy Murray 10/1

O’Sullivan, Ronnie 12/1

Yarnold, Lizzie 14/1

McIlroy, Rory 16/1

Farah, Mo 25/1

Gallagher, Kelly 28/1

Westwood, Lee 33/1

Lampard, Frank 33/1

Froch, Carl 40/1

Cavendish, Mark 50/1

Rose, Justin 50/1

Groves, George 50/1

McCoy, AP 50/1

Rooney, Wayne 50/1

Daley, Tom 50/1

Hart, Joe 50/1

Wiggins, Bradley 66/1

Halfpenny, Leigh 66/1

Button, Jenson 66/1

Robson, Laura 66/1

Wilshere, Jack 66/1

Watson, Heather 80/1

Poulter, Ian 80/1

Khan, Amir 80/1

Walcott, Theo 80/1

Welbeck, Danny 100/1

Sturridge, Daniel 100/1

Donald, Luke 100/1

Taylor, Phil 125/1

Ohuruogu, Christine 150/1

Anderson, James 150/1

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