Sports Personality of the Year: Punter backing Cav' in Cov'
William Hill punters have put all of his support behind Mark Cavendish to win this year's Sports Personality, with one Coventry based punters placing a monster £7,500 on Cav over the weekend.
The bet was placed at odds of 8/15 and should Cavendish win, the gutsy punter will scoop £11,500.
Hills have since cut the odds of Cavendish winning SPOTY to 1/2.
"With Clarke, McIlroy and Donald looking set to split the golf vote, Cavendish is clear favourite to win and our punters feel confident enough to back him even at very short prices," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year: 1/2 Mark Cavendish; 7/2 Darren Clarke; 10/1 Rory McIlroy; 10/1 Mo Farah; 16/1 Luke Donald; 50/1 Alastair Cook; 100/1 Andrew Strauss; 100/1 Dai Greene; 150/1 Andy Murray; 150/1 Amir Khan