We’re only one performance deep in the live show of this year’s X Factor, but tensions are already building around who will emerge triumphant in the end as Matt Terry defends his place as favourite.
Bratavio’s run in the competition came to an anticlimactic finish this weekend after the polarising pair were voted to leave the running, and What Are The Odds has the latest on who’s favoured to win, courtesy of Paddy Power.
Matt Terry Streaks Ahead
Terry topped the odds earlier in the competition as a 5/1 (6.00) favourite to emerge from this season as champion, but the young heartthrob has since risen to become an even stronger force.
As things stand, Terry is priced at 11/8 (2.38) to go the distance and come away from the 2016 X Factor with a SyCo record deal and a Christmas single out to boot.
Judge Nicole Scherzinger is certainly banking on Terry’s success, too, when one considers Ryan Lawrie and Freddy Parker are her only other two surviving acts, listed at 20/1 (21.00) and 40/1 (41.00), respectively.
Terry might lead the way right now, but girls mentor Simon Cowell also has a few strong tickets to the raffle with the likes of Emily Middlemas and Gifty Louise thrown into the mix.
Middlemas impressed with her performance of “Closer” by The Chainsmokers on Saturday, while Gifty’s rendition of “That’s My Girl” by Fifth Harmony has lent itself to both girls being priced at a rather favourable 6/1 (7.00).
The same can’t be said for the recalled Honey G, who has fallen to odds of 18/1 (19.00) after OK! reported her price has been slashed following a flurry of bets.
Anyone who watched the Harrow-Based rapper’s rendition of “California Love” this weekend won’t have been inclined to put money on her success, however, although she’s more favoured to win than Saara Aalto, who joins Parker as an also-ran down at 40/1 (41.00).
Over 25s Struggling to Contend
Paddy Power are also offering a market on which judge will be the first to lose all their acts, and it’s hardly a shock to see Sharon Osbourne as favourite to see all their representatives leave the competition first.
Saara Aalto is currently furthest from the summit of the outright winner odds, priced at 40/1 (41.00), while Relley C isn’t far behind at 25/1 (26.00), and it seems only a matter of time before Honey G is given the heave-ho.
Osbourne is 4/6 (1.67) to see her acts leave first, although Louis Walsh only has two acts remaining after Brooks Way were kicked out of the competition on the same weekend that Bratavio were ejected.
He’s 2/1 (3.00) to lose all his acts first, while Cowell is 6/1 (7.00) with his glittering cast of girls and Scherzinger comes in as a 12/1 (13.00) outsider to surrender first thanks to her talented array of boys.
Outright Winner Odds
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