Huge shock in X Factor market as Matt loses his place as favourite

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At last, it seems, there may be a surprise on the cards in this year’s X Factor. While Matt Terry has led the way as favourite to win the competition since live shows began, there’s now a new act heading the market.

Step forward, Saara Aalto.

Yep, against all odds, Sharon Osbourne’s last remaining contestant is the new odds-on favourite for the X Factor crown – despite facing three Sing Offs earlier on in the series.

She stole the show last night, while long-time favourite Matt looked more nervous than we’ve ever seen him before.

And punters have backed the Finn into just 8/13 as a result, while Nicole Scherzinger’s act is next in the running at 7/4.

Meanwhile, both 5 After Midnight and Emily Middlemas are some way off Saara and Matt, at 9/1 and 33/1 respectively.

The latter is the 1/5 favourite to leave the competition this week, despite never finding herself in the Bottom Two.

That’s a position which 5 After Midnight found themselves in just last week, though, meaning there may well be some value in the 7/1 for them to leave the competition – especially if they end up in another Sing Off.

With so much at stake, we’re strapping ourselves in for an exciting night in the X Factor studios as we discover which three names will be battling it out in next week’s final.

Who do you think will win it? And who’ll go tonight?

Have your say in the comments section below!

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

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Alex Apati

Having graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Creative Writing with English, Alex joined the News team following a three year stint working for Ladbrokes behind the counter. When he's not watching darts, he's throwing them. Failing that you'll find him YouTubeing Thierry Henry's greatest Arsenal goals.