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Football is the most popular and followed sport around the world. This sport captured the hearts and minds of fans as they support their favorite club or national teams. The attachment that people feel to their clubs and national teams is something only true fans will understand. Throughout the sport’s history, many legends have permanently grooved themselves in people’s hearts with magical skills and touching victories. Some of those legends were the best players of their time. Therefore, in 1956 the Ballon d’Or was created to award players for their efforts and declare them the best player in a football season. Until today, the Ballon d’Or award is still going on and 2020 Ballon d’Or betting predictions are already available.
Messi’s and Ronaldo’s Supremacy
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are two of the most famous and skilled footballers the world has ever seen. The rivalry between the Argentine and the Portuguese is something the rarely happens and occurs once in a lifetime. The level and longevity of this rivalry is what makes it unique as both players have been on top for ten consecutive years. This is evident by the number of times both of those players won the Ballon d’Or award. For example, since 2008, the award has been awarded a total of 12 times. Out of those twelve times, Messi acquired six awards while Cristiano Ronaldo won five.
This is an amazing feat as no player in history has won that many or even came close. The only time they lost this award was in 2018. The Croatian Luka Modric won it after an impressive performance with his club and in the 2018 World Cup. As Messi’s and Ronaldo’s performances declining due to age factors, 2020 Ballon d’Or Betting Predictions are open for other world-class talents.
The End of a Football Generation – 2020 Ballon d’Or Betting Predictions
A decline in the performance in Lionel Messi in 2020. Although the Argentine is currently the top scorer of La Liga, he only managed to score in only three matches. If he keeps up this performance, it will be very unlikely a 7th award will be coming his way. Ronaldo is keeping a better performance as he scored 13 goals in the last 10 league matches with his club. Ronald’s performance and form seem to be on the rise during 2020 which increases his chances of winning a 6th Ballon d’Or.
However, the Portuguese is facing fierce competition from the hungry world-class players. For example, Kevin De Bruyne has been displaying a phenomenal performance this year. Also, he will break the league’s number of assists record per season if he keeps up the performance. Likewise, Kylian Mbappe is having an amazing season, scoring 12 goals in 12 games. If Mabppe leads PSG to a Champions League title or wins the Euro Cup with France, he will be surely a favorite to the best player award.
Even though it is still too early to judge, 2020 Ballon d’Or betting predictions are available. Online Sportsbooks in France are showing how close the competition for the award will be. For example, Bwin odds are showing that Messi is the favorite with 3.25, while Ronaldo is not far behind with odds of 5. Additionally, Mbappe’s and De Bruyne’s odds are equal to 6, but they are likely to become more favorites with their current performances.