Following Sunday’s controversial X Factor results show, there has been some dramatic odds movement amongst the five remaining contestants. Rap sensation Honey G went into the weekend as the third favourite to win the show, but her first appearance in the bottom two has seen her odds drift from 7/1 to 22/1, making her the outsider.
Former outsider Saara Aalto, is now the shortest she has been at best-price 10/1. Saara began the live shows at 50/1 before drifting out to a massive 125/1 after relying on the judges to survive in the first couple of weeks. Having now steered clear of the bottom two in consecutive weeks, the Finnish singer is now fancied by many to make the final. She’s a hard one to call.
Oddschecker’s X Factor tipster Daniel Gould picked Emily Middlemas pre-show, and the Scot is currently 8/1, having been as short as 3/1 and long as 12/1 throughout the live shows. Despite some uninspiring performances along the way, Emily has never been in danger throughout the series so far, highlighting the power of the Scottish vote. What’s more, whilst Emily may not have enjoyed seeing fellow Scot and boyfriend Ryan Lawrie leave the show on Sunday, it does mean that she no longer has to share the Scottish vote, which could prove to be a significant factor in the long run. Certainly one to watch.
5 After Midnight made an impact early in the live shows. They were immediately cut to best-price 5/1 following their opening performance before drifting out to 12/1 after week four. Following yet more praise from the judges this week, the boys have been cut to 6/1, making them the second-favourites to win the show.
At 2/1, Matt Terry went into the live shows as the strong favourite to win the series. He continued to impressive on the live stage and has been odds-on to win since week three. Currently best-price 4/7, it seems bookmakers are confident that Matt has all but secured the X Factor crown. The news that Ed Sheeran has been tasked with writing this year’s winner’s single is also likely to have pleased Matt, who you’d imagine would be very well-suited to the single.
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