Despite the new season barely being two months old – Bookmakers and Punters alike already have a good idea who will be named Player of the Year this season.
The award is announced in the Spring of next year, but despite being months away – the markets suggest it is between Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Spurs’ Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United.
Barring those three the odds are 16/1 bar the rest of the field – which OddsMonkey believes means there is good value for the Punters, elsewhere.
“Clearly the Bookmakers have been forced to reduce the odds on these three, Kane and Lukaku were already towards the head of the market, but it is De Bruyne who has come in drastically on the back of some wonderful form,” explained OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton.
“However, there is surely still some huge value in this market with the front three so short odds. If we look back at the last two winners – Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante, neither of those were favourites in October of that season, and that needs to be remembered.
“And we would also point out that goals do not mean silverware when it comes to Player of the Year – over the last ten-years, only three Golden Boot winners have also taken this award, so that does not bode too well for Lukaku and Kane.
“If you are siding with one of the favourites, then De Bruyne certainly has the media backing at this moment in time.”
Selected Player of the Year odds:
Kevin De Bruyne 7/2
Harry Kane 13/2
Romelu Lukaku 9/1
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 16/1
Paul Pogba 16/1
Nemanja Matic 16/1
Eden Hazard 20/1
Dele Alli 25/1
Sergio Aguero 25/1
Sadio Mane 25/1
Alvaro Morata 25/1