X Factor finalists go head to head in the charts

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Will Young will win the battle of the X Factor finalists this weekend according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies are so sure Young will top the album charts on Sunday they’re offering odds of just 1/20 his album goes in at number one. It’s an even shorter 1/50 that his album charts higher than Joe McElderry’s.

In the singles chart Olly Murs is another graduate of the talent show who should be set for a successful weekend with odds of 1/5 suggesting his single ‘Heart Skips’.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “It would rank as one of the biggest shocks in music betting history if Young didn’t hit the top this weekend. He looks nailed on to beat McElderry and Murs should run a big race in the singles chart as well.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Olly Murs’ single ‘Heart Skips A Beat’ to be the number one single this Sunday – 1/5
Will Young’s album ‘Echoes’ to be the number one album this Sunday – 1/20

Which album will chart higher on Sunday?
Will Young ‘Echoes’ – 1/50
Joe McElderry ‘Classic’ – 10/1

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.