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Mo Salah is officially FIFTH favourite for the Ballon d’Or – so could he really win it?

The Liverpool hero has propelled himself into the reckoning after a truly miraculous season so far

He’s the man of the moment.

But could Mohamed Salah really upset the Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo duopoly to win the Ballon d’Or this year?


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Mo Salah scored four and set up one to thump Watford

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Mo problems for defenders

Salah is relentless, a goalscoring machine like no other in the Premier League this season which should now culminate in the Golden Boot.

The Egyptian King has bagged 13 goals in 12 games in 2018 and currently sits top of the European Golden Shoe rankings too.

So there really is no reason why he can’t win it.

Salah’s face is everywhere

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Salah’s face is everywhere

Well, according to Sun Bets, Salah – at a punchy 14/1 – is the fifth favourite to scoop the Ballon d’Or behind Lionel Messi (6/4), Neymar (11/4), Kevin De Bruyne (6/1) and Cristiano Ronaldo (6/1).

Messi and Ronaldo have shared the last ten awards equally since Kaka lifted the trophy in 2007.

The likes of Franck Ribery and Andres Iniesta have all tried and failed to displace the two demi-Gods.

MO SALAH IS 14/1 WITH SUN BETS TO WIN THE BALLON D’OR IN 2018

Ballon d'Or odds

Five times for Ronaldo

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Five times for Ronaldo

But given Salah’s electric start to 2018 he can’t be ignored.

If – and it’s a big if – the Liverpool star can translate his personal heroics into collective success for club and country he really would be on the radar.

Second place and a Champions League final appearance for Liverpool and then overachieving with Egypt at the World Cup?

Could Salah and Egypt spring a shock in Russia?

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Could Salah and Egypt spring a shock in Russia?

That’s the kind of return he needs, coupled with consistent brilliance at the back end of 2018.

But given Salah’s popularity across the board we really fancy him at 14/1 to cause a stir.

MO SALAH IS 14/1 WITH SUN BETS TO WIN THE BALLON D’OR IN 2018


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