- Cristiano Ronaldo could be going home empty handed in the 2019 Ballon D'Or award ceremony
- The Bookies has given a low odds for the Juventus striker winning and it does not match Messi and Van Dijk's odds
- Ronaldo won the Serie A and scored 27 goals last season as against Messi's crossing the 50-goal mark
Cristiano Ronaldo's chances of beating his closet rival Lionel Messi to the 2019 Ballon D'Or award is slim according to bookies.
Luka Modric broke the duopoly of Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the 2018 edition and Virgil van Dijk is a strong contender for the 64th annual ceremony to be held on December 2.
Van Dijk's stake of the coveted accolade has been stemmed on Liverpool's sixth Champions League winning feat last season.
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And Ronaldo and Messi are sticking to their respective Serie A and La Liga titles won in the 2018-19 campaign.
But according to the Bookies, Ronaldo's odds of winning the individual prize has dropped from a 33/1 outsider all the way down to 5/1.
Winning Juventus' eighth consecutive Scudetto did not match Messi's goal scoring exploits last term with Barcelona.
The Argentine surpassed the 50-goal mark while Ronaldo notched up 27 in all competitions last season.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo will be going home with his six Ballon d'Or award, reports in Italy claims.
Italian news media outlet Corriere dello Sport claims the Juventus striker will scoop the award ahead of closest rival Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk after an interview with France Football.
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