X Factor: ‘8-Piece boyband’ are now the bet to be on

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There were plenty of shocks and surprises on this weekend’s X Factor as the remaining acts were whittled down to 24 with the judges’ houses their next destination.

But in betting terms there are no eye-catching decisions being made when it comes to weighing up the market principals.

Jay James currently leads the betting with Ladbrokes at odds of 4/1.

The bookmaker has reported a “flurry of bets” on the 30-year-old singer following his continued strong performances in bootcamp with Simon Cowell’s over-25s contender already stealing the show.

But does the man dubbed the Pembrokeshire Powerhouse face some serious competition from the newly-formed ‘8-piece boyband’?

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Jay James might top the betting, but assuming the 8 piece boyband make it through to the live shows it’s a dead cert their odds will plummet into favouritism. Cowell clearly fancies them as the next One Direction and they’re already looking like a safe bet to make the final.”

Italian singer Andrea Faustini is also available at 5/1 while returning contestant Paul Akister is next in line at odds of 6/1.

We’ll soon find out who’s made the final 12 ahead of the live shows with ITV broadcasting the judges’ houses auditions between Friday October 3 and Sunday October 5.

In the meantime, check out the latest odds below:

Ladbrokes latest betting

X Factor winner 2014

Jay James 4/1
8 Piece Boy Band 5/1
Andrea Faustini 5/1
Paul Akister 6/1
Ben Haenow 7/1
Kerrianne Covell 9/1
Lauren Platt 9/1
Lola Saunders 10/1
Emily Middlemas 14/1
Only The Young 14/1
Jake Quickenden 16/1
Chloe Jasmine 28/1
Jack Walton 28/1
Steph Nala 28/1
Fleur East 33/1
Helen Fulthorpe 33/1
Lizzy Pattinson 40/1
Manufactured Girl Band 40/1
Stevi Ritchie 50/1
Concept 66/1
Jordan Morris 66/1
The Brooks 66/1
Blonde Electric 100/1
Danny Deardon 100/1

For a full list of X Factor markets please click here.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.