JESSICA Ennis, runner-up in Sunday’s 2012 Sports Personality of the Year, is joint second favourite to go one better next year.
William Hill have Sheffield’s Olympic champion as 6/1 along with Mo Farah to win the 2013 award.
But Andy Murray is the 4/1 favourite and nearly 80% of all bets placed since Bradley Wiggins scooped this year’s award have been for Murray.
With the Ashes in 2013, punters could do worse than looking at Alastair Cook, who is 8/1.
“To see Andy finish third ahead of Mo Farah was a shock and if the British public voted for him this year it would appear that he needs just to win a Slam next year to scoop the prestigious SPOTY gong in 2013,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Lee Westwood is 25/1.