10 Jul Newest Ballon d’Or odds: Alisson odds minimize after Copa America glory however van Dijk stays favorite over Messi
The Brazil goalkeeper conceded only one objective because the Selecao claimed continental glory, making him an out of doors shot to win the final word particular person award
There might be a shock late challenger for the Ballon d’Or after a profitable Copa America capped off a rare season for Alisson.
The Brazilian goalkeeper stored 5 clear sheets as his nation romped to continental victory for the primary time in 12 years, solely conceding within the remaining due to a penalty from Peruvian ahead Paolo Guerrero.
Alisson was unsurprisingly awarded the Golden Glove, given to one of the best stopper within the match, which made it three in a matter of months after he scooped the respective particular person prizes within the Premier League and Champions League.
888Sport make the Liverpool primary 30/1 (31.0) to develop into the primary goalkeeper since Lev Yashin in 1963 to assert the Ballon d’Or, though that’s nonetheless a way behind favourites Virgil van Dijk and Lionel Messi.
Given the case Alisson has made in current months, that value appears to be like maybe a bit too excessive. Previous to Guerrero’s penalty within the Copa America remaining, the 26-year-old had stored 9 clear sheets in a row in all competitions.
In reality, courting again to the beginning of the yr, he has stored 19 in 33 matches – together with 4 in seven Champions League matches – conceding simply 20 occasions throughout that point and making a string of spectacular saves.
After all, the home success may be attributed to van Dijk in addition to Alisson, with the Dutchman 11/20 (1.55) favorite to carry the award after additionally claiming the PFA Participant of the 12 months prize in April.
Van Dijk was named Man of the Match within the Champions League remaining because the Reds beat Tottenham 2-Zero in Madrid, and in addition captained the Netherlands to the inaugural Nations League remaining earlier than narrowly shedding out 1-Zero to hosts Portugal.
Second-favourite Messi is 7/5 (2.40) with 888Sport however that could be a value that has drifted out from 3/4 (1.75) in the previous few days following a sequence of inauspicious performances for Argentina as his nation misplaced the ultimate 2-Zero to Alisson’s Brazil.
Regardless of one other spectacular season for Barcelona, scoring 50 targets on the way in which to La Liga glory and a Champions League semi-final, Messi managed only one objective throughout your entire Copa America and was despatched off within the third-place play-off.
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