Macron now just 1/9 to win French Election as Le Pen’s odds drift
On Sunday France will cast its vote on an historic General Election, and the odds suggest Emmanuel Marcon is heading for victory.
Macron is head of the centralist En Marche! Party, who were only founded in 2015, while his opponent is right-wing National Front campaigner Marine Le Pen.
It is the first time in French history that a General Election will not include a traditional centre-left or centre-right party.
The polls have Macron ahead by around 18 points, and our odds reflect that too with the 39-year-old heavy favourite.
Macron’s odds have tumbled in recent days as punters back the Amiens-born politician into 1/9.
Conversely, Le Pen’s odds have drifted from 3/1 to 11/2 in recent weeks, despite the 48-year-old receiving more individual bets than her opponent.
Much may hang on this evening’s televised debate.
Unlike British versions, this will not feature a mediator. Macron and Le Pen will simply go head-to-head to win over viewers and voters.
Crucially – and perhaps unsurprisingly – it’s believed that 18% of France’s voters are still undecided.
The debate will clash with Monaco’s Champions League first-leg at home to Juventus though.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Le Pen is seeing more individual wagers placed on her, but it’s Macron who’s still attracting the big bets which has forced his odds to contract again.”
Ladbrokes latest betting
French Election 2017
Emmanuel Macron – 1/9
Marine Le Pen – 11/2
Macron Vote Share
Under 40% – 100/1
40-50% – 8/1
50-60% – 5/4
60-70% – Evens
Over 70% – 20/1
Le Pen Vote Share
Under 30% – 20/1
30-35% – 8/1
35-40% – 7/4
40-45% – 7/4
45-50% – 7/1
50-55% – 10/1
55-60% – 20/1
Over 60% – 100/1