Bet on the 2020 Golden Ball
The Golden Ball, the trophy awarded to the best player in the world, can be no exception to the rule. The pandemic with the new Coronavirus COVID-19 has upset the football world. And, implicitly, the race for this trophy.
Coronavirus COVID-19 has practically stopped football. Euro 2020, you know, has become Euro 2021. For major European competitions, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, there are only possible scenarios. The same goes for those on other continents. As for national competitions. Attempting to stop the spread of the virus has closed the stadiums. And the concrete plans regarding the current editions have, for the moment, only the status of proposals. Depending on when things will return to normal.
The 2020 Golden Ball is no exception. For the moment the only certainties are the performances of the two months in which it was played. To which should be added the figures and achievements of the matches that will be played after the pandemic with the new Coronavirus COVID-19 will stop. Without a doubt, it is not excluded that in this case the decision to “jump” over the 2020 edition will be taken. However, until such a decision becomes effective – France Football has not yet announced such a measure – let’s see how are things.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Argentina)
He is in the race for the seventh trophy. He is a goalscorer in LaLiga, with 19 successes, and is the main factor for the leadership position of his team even in the conditions of a mediocre Catalan season. One affected by actual problems and at the level of technical management. In 2020 he scored 9 times and offered 7 decisive passes. True, its performance is not at the same level in the matches played away, but, surely, for those who vote, the overall performance will matter more.
Kylian Mbappé (PSG, France)
He is still extremely young, although he has already accumulated enough seasons at a high level. And he showed that he could be the team leader even when Neymar was absent due to injury. In fact, even after the return of the Brazilian continued to provide top performance, and now there is talk of a possible move to Real Madrid. In terms of figures, we are talking about 18 goals, which helped PSG to lead and reach the final in both internal Cups. To ensure their qualification in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League. And in 2020 he scored 13 goals and 9 decisive passes.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, Portugal)
After a start of the season with fluctuating performance, Cristiano has packed the engines since December. He has since scored in 11 consecutive Serie A matches, reaching 21, and is undoubtedly the leading Serie A candidate for the Golden Ball. In 2020 he has 13 goals and two decisive passes and is one of the most fit players in the Peninsula.
Neymar (PSG, Brazil)
After two years of oscillating performances and an injury that kept him off the lawn, Neymar became the player PSG was waiting for. The two goals against Dortmund were decisive for qualifying Parisians in the UEFA Champions League quarters. He started the year with 9 goals and 4 decisive passes and showed that he can be the player that PSG can rely on in order to reach the goal of winning the European trophy.
Who will be the best player in 2020?
- Betting Prediction: Lionel Messi
- Betting Prediction: Kylian Mbappe
- Betting Prediction: Cristiano Ronaldo
- Betting Prediction: Neymar Jr.