The Ballon d'Or is one of the most prestigious individual football awards and with the announcement of the upcoming ceremony, we bring you the latest Ballon d'Or 2021 winner odds. In this Ballon d'Or 2021 preview we will look at who will win Golden Ball award, highlighting the Ballon d'Or 2021 favourites and some of the other 2021 Golden Ball candidates. At the time of writing, the odds for the Ballon d'Or 2021 winner are 1.40 in favour of Lionel Messi.
It's not surprising that this year's ceremony will be held in December in Paris. Last year was very exciting and full of surprises in football and this is why no one can be sure about who is going to take the Golden Ball award home. Continue below for our Ballon d'Or 2021 betting tips and the Golden Ball 2021 ante-post odds released by the best online bookmakers.
When discussing the Ballon d'Or 2021 winner favourites one man comes to mind and his name is Lionel Messi. The Ballon d'Or 2021 outright odds have the Argentine at low odds to lift the trophy and his recent success with his country is perhaps the main reason why most Golden Ball 2021 tips and predictions have Messi as the favourite. He seems to be an obvious choice but with everything he's done in his career, he fully deserved to be among the strongest Ballon d'Or 2021 winner candidates.
The one criticism always aimed at Messi in the debate regarding his position as the greatest footballer of all time was the fact, he had not won a trophy playing for Argentina. That all changed in the summer of 2021 as Argentina defeated Brazil in the final of the Copa America and Messi finally got his hands on an international trophy. Not only did he lead Argentina to the Copa America title but Messi played a starring role in the competition.
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In addition to his success with Argentina, Messi enjoyed a tremendous year at club level from a personal perspective. He won the La Liga Golden Boot with Barcelona at the end of the 2020/21 season, scoring 30 goals in a Barcelona team that did not hit the heights of previous seasons in Spain. Messi also claimed 9 assists and took that form into the Copa America, finishing as joint top scorer and winning the player of the tournament award. Therefore, Messi tops our Golden Ball 2021 ante-post predictions with Unibet. Also, before he joined PSG this summer, he was one of the key players in our Trofeo Pichichi predictions available in the related article.
Previous Ballon d'Or Winners
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2. 2021 Golden Ball Contenders
A look at the Ballon d'Or odds shows Polish international striker, Robert Lewandowski is next in the betting with William Hill. The Bayern Munich man has been in tremendous goalscoring form for well over a year and scored 48 goals in 40 matches during the 2020/21 season, including 41 goals in just 29 appearances in the German Bundesliga, with 7 assists. This is why he's the strongest name in our Bundesliga top goalscorer betting tips for the 2021/2022 season available in the related article.
Unfortunately for the Pole, the 2020 Ballon d'Or was cancelled and having scored a remarkable 55 goals during the 2019/20 season, Lewandowski would surely have been handed the award. He even missed a month of the season through injury and some people believe this year’s award, should consider what happened in the 2019/20 campaign.
Ballon d'Or 2021 predictions would have had Lewandowski top of the pile if it had not been for the success of Messi at the Copa America. It is bad luck but nothing can take away from the performances of Lewandowski and if they could name a joint winner, surely no one could complain.
If we're talking about talent then I know I'm not the best in the world. But if it's going on titles, then nobody has won more than I have this season. - Jorginho about his chances to win the Ballon d'Or, SporTV
In terms of the other Golden Ball 2021 ante-post predictions, it is difficult to make a case for any other player to finish above either Messi or Lewandowski. The Italian central midfielder Jorginho enjoyed an incredible 2020/21 season. Jorginho was a key player in central midfield for both club and country. His biggest achievements during the 2020/2021 season include:
Winning Champions League with Chelsea,
Reaching the FA Cup final with Chelsea,
Winning Euro with Italy,
Scoring 8 goals and providing 2 assists,
Earning place in the best teams of both Champions League and Euro.
The Golden Ball 2021 ante-post odds have Jorginho on attractive offer with bookmakers. Some of the other 2021 Golden Ball candidates include N'Golo Kante, Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Keven De Bruyne, and Kylian Mbappe.
3. Where to Watch Golden Ball 2021
The Ballon d'Or ceremony is a glamorous occasion and you will not want to miss the Ballon d'Or online transmission as the top players in the world gather to celebrate their talent. Ballon d'Or 2021 live streaming could be available at one or more of our recommended online bookmakers, including Bet365, William Hill, Unibet, and 1XBET. Not only can you take advantage of the best Ballon d'Or 2021 winner odds but also claim a bonus thanks to our exclusive selection of promo codes.
4.1 ⚽ When and where Ballon d'Or 2021 takes place?
The Golden Ball 2021 ceremony is scheduled for the 5th of December in Paris, France.
4.2 ⚽ Where to watch Ballon d'Or 2021 online?
If you don't have access to transmission on TV, we advise you to check whether sportsbooks such as Unibet and 1XBET have Golden Ball live streaming offer available on their online platforms.
4.3 ⚽ Where to bet on Ballon d'Or 2021 winner?
The choice of online bookmakers is very big, but we recommend you sticking to the best brands such as Bet365, 1XBET, Unibet, and William Hill as they have the best Golden Ball 2021 betting offer and you can place your bets at the best Ballon d'Or 2021 winner odds.