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Clash cover set to save Frankie as punters back Sophie for chop

| 29.10.2011

Sunday night’s X Factor will be the most tense show of the series thus far with no standout evictee set to get the chop.

Previous weeks had seen the evicted acts start the show at odds-on to go and while Frankie Cocozza had been the 1/1 favourite for most of the week, there is no act odds-on to leave after Saturday’s show.

The huge mover in the eviction betting is Sophie Habibis who, after a forgettable version of Cher’s ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down), is now the 11/10 favourite to be evicted with Cocozza second favourite at 13/8.

Cocozza won the judges over with his version of ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’ by The Clash, but it remains to be seen if he has won the public over after his foul language on last week’s show.

It’s such an open week in terms of the eviction betting that Cocozza’s slight drift should be taken with a pinch of salt but in a week in which even favourite Janet Devlin struggled, the bottom two for Sunday’s show could be a huge surprise.

With Alexandra Burke standing in for Kelly Rowland this week, it’s fair to think the girls are in the worst position this week without a judge to back them up, and should Sophie find herself in the bottom two then she shouldn’t bank on being saved by Burke.

Habibis, Devlin and The Risk all struggled but both Devlin and The Risk can rely on the fan base to get them through as they are at the top of the winners betting market, athough at 25/1 to go The Risk will attract a fair few punters because of their big price.

Strong performances from Cocozza, Kitty Brucknell and Little Mix have thrown the eviction betting completly and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see one of the acts at a larger price be in the bottom two.

But with no judge on her side, Sophie Habibis needs to pull out a strong performance should she find herself in the bottom two.



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.