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