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Premier League Betting: Manchester City trio headline PFA Player of the Year market

8:05 AM GMT 08/08/2019
Bernardo Silva Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 2019-20
Virgil van Dijk scooped the award last season but the bookmakers believe one of Pep Guardiola's men are best-placed to win it this time around

Being awarded the PFA Player of the Year award is perhaps the most coveted individual award in the Premier League and this season’s race is set to be as close as ever.

Virgil van Dijk is the current holder after his stellar season at the heart of Liverpool’s defence, making him the first centre-back to win the prize since John Terry in 2005, but the bookmakers think he may struggle to win it again.

A Manchester City player has never been named PFA Player of the Year but the club boast three of the ante post favourites ahead of what could be another dominant season.

After an injury-hit 2018-19 campaign, Kevin de Bruyne will be back with a vengeance this time around and is worthy 6/1 (7.0) favourite with bet365.

The Belgian midfielder was unlucky to lose out to Mohamed Salah in 2018 and N’Golo Kante the year before, amassing a combined 35 assists in those two seasons, and it could be hard for some punters to look past the City star.

Raheem Sterling won Young Player of the Year last season and was narrowly pipped to the main award by van Dijk, so at 7/1 (8.0) may represent real value as City look to make it three titles in a row.

The England international has scored 35 league goals across the last two campaigns, firmly establishing himself as one of Pep Guardiola’s vital cogs in an extremely impressive side.

Bernardo Silva was nominated for Player of the Year last season and is a 10/1 (11.0) shot to go one better this time around after perhaps an underrated campaign in 18-19.

A total of 15 goal involvements was enough for Silva’s fellow players to recognise him as one of the best in the league, with Silva missing just two Premier League games all term.

Mohamed Salah was voted Player of the Year after scoring 32 goals in his debut Liverpool season and is also 10/1 (11.0) to become the first Red to ever win the award twice.

Harry Kane and David Silva are both 12/1 (13.0) with bet365 whilst incumbent van Dijk is quoted at 14/1 (15.0) – a far cry from the 33/1 (34.0) he was in the same market 12 months ago.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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