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Ballon d'Or: Modric Now 4/1 after Golden Ball Win

- 03:07, 12th July 2018
Luka Modric has been key for Croatia reaching the final of the World Cup 2018

As Croatia made their first ever World Cup final, star man, Luka Modric, has seen his odds cut down significantly from 250/1 pre-tournament to as short as 4/1 to win the Ballon d’Or after picking up the player of the Tournament award at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Luka Modric has been the metronome at the heart of the Croatian team all-tournament and which has convinced punters pour money into the Real Madrid man since he has helped his national side make history.

32-year-old Luka Modric has been one of the best-midfielders on the planet for year at the centre of the Real Madrid squad ever since his disastrous first season in Spain which saw the Croatian voted the worst-ever signing by Real Madrid fans beating Jonathon Woodgate.

Since then, the former Tottenham man has become an essential cog for club and country making him indispensable on the biggest stage in World and European football.

The Croatian is now only second favourite to win the Ballon d’Or behind former Real Madrid teammate and now Juventus player, Cristiano Ronaldo.  

While Croatia were unable to win their first World Cup. Modric’s odds on winning the Ballon d'Or and breaking the Messi/Ronaldo cycle has cut even further to 4/1 after the Real Madrid midfielder won player of the tournament at the World Cup in Russia.

Is Mbappe the One to Break the Cycle?

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Hot on the heels of Modric is French starlet, Kylian Mbappe who is a best-price of 10/1 and impressed during a higely entertaining World Cup final scoring the fourth goal for France and winning the Young Player of the Tournament at just 19 years of age. Mbappe has been key to France’s success in the knockout stages with impressive showings against Argentina where he scored a brace and Belgium where he demonstrated why he will eventually win the Ballon d’Or.

The 19-year-old does have time on his side, but many will point to his domestic performances as a reason why he should not win it yet. PSG didn’t make any inroad in Europe this season and the French League doesn’t provide the high intensity, technical challenge that Spain, England or Italy can offer.

With his failures to carry a sloppy Argentina team to World Cup glory, Lionel Messi will have a hard time winning the Ballon d’Or this year despite Barcelona’s strong La Liga season which saw the Catalans only lose once.

Latest Ballon d'OR 2018 Odds

Name Odds
Cristiano Ronaldo 1/5
Luka Modric 4/1
Kylian Mbappe 10/1
Lionel Messi 12/1
Kevn De Brunye 25/1


Previous Ballon d'Or Winners

Year Winner
2017 Cristiano Ronaldo
2016 Cristiano Ronaldo
2015 Lionel Messi
2014 Cristiano Ronaldo
2013 Cristiano Ronaldo
2012 Lionel Messi
2011 Lionel Messi
2010 Lionel Messi
2009 Lionel Messi
2008 Cristiano Ronaldo
2007 Kaka
2006 Fabio Cannavaro
2005 Ronaldinho


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