At certain bookmakers, early betting for the ballon d’or is available and I think making some bets on it now is the best way to make a good profit on this market. While there are a number of deserving candidates for this award which marks the best player in the world, the real battle will be between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo once again.
Messi failed to win this award last year and it he fails again this year, he will see Ronaldo catch up to him in the number of ballon d’ors won. This has been a good year for Messi and for anyone that watches La Liga, it is clear to tell that Messi is the play you would prefer to have on your team. The Argentinian seems to still have the pace and dribbling that Ronaldo seems to have lost now that he is 32. That being said, Barcelona failed to win any major tournaments with La Liga and the Champions League both going to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid side.
Ronaldo on the other hand has won the two biggest tournament he could and not only that, he has stepped up and performed when his team needed him the most. He scored hat tricks in the quarter finals, semi finals and final of the Champions League and he has inspired his team in the league as well. This makes him more effective than Messi this year and he seems to be leading the way. In addition to this, he has the Confederation cup to still play which makes it much more likely that he will be winning this awards since he has another extra platform to display his greatness.