Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Murray Tipped to Be Named SPOTY

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Murray Tipped to Be Named SPOTY

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WHILE some patriotic punters will be counting out their winnings from Andy Murray winning Wimbledon and the British Lions beating Australia, there may be some looking to play up their winnings about Murray winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in December - albeit at short odds of 1/25 with Paddy Power.

Indeed, Murray's odds are so short for the title that there is actually a market on who will finish second, with Ladbrokes 6/4 about Chris Froome and Justin Rose 7/2, with England's Ashes captain, Alistair Cook 7/1. But, with five months still to go until that illustrious award is presented, there is plenty to bet on beforehand, including a royal baby that is due anytime!

The bookies have taken plenty of money on this event, with the gender being a girl the favourite at 4/7 (BetVictor) and a boy 13/8 via Stan James.

Should those odds prove right, the name of the baby may prove a particularly lively market, and where Alexandra is 5/4 at Skybet who also quote 8/1 about Charlotte and 10/1 Victoria. …

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