The trio of Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski have been named as the leading contenders for this year’s Ballon d’Or award, Sun UK reports.
However, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has been mentioned as the favorite for the most-coveted individual football award.
If the prediction comes right, it means Messi will win the award for a record-breaking 7th time.
The Argentinian scored 33 goals and provided 13 assists for Barcelona last season while he also led his country to the Copa America glory against Brazil, scoring four goals and five assists in the tournament.
However, his major rival, Cristiano Rnaldo is not seen as one of the favorites for the award as he sits in 8th position, just before Harry Kane.
Below is the list of the 9 possible winners of the Ballon d’Or 2021 as predicted by Betfare:
Kevin De Bruyne