Favourite Grace Davies most backed act for X Factor glory

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Grace Davies is the most backed contestant to win X Factor, and has been top of the punters’ pile ever since her first addition was aired.

The 20-year-old has received more bets than any other act this year with Ladbrokes. And her backers could well have plenty to celebrate, with the Blackburn native 5/2 favourite to win the tournament.

While market leader Grace is the most-backed act, Rak-Su are the most popular band remaining group by some distance.

The all-male quartet from Watford are 9/2 third-favourites to win X Factor 2017.

The most popular boy remains 23-year-old Lloyd Macey. The man from South Wales wowed judges with his version of Sam Smith’s ‘Lay Me Down’, and convinced plenty of Ladbrokes customers that he’s the man to back. At 25/1, glory for the outsider would force the bookies to make a big payout.

Meanwhile, in the Over 25s group, Matt Linnen has received the strongest backing. The plasterer from Southend is sixth in the betting at 16/1, and could still prove his supporters right.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s been nothing but amazing Grace so far this year, and punters are banking on the Blackburn girl doing the business in the live shows. Lloyd is edging the popularity contest for the Boys up to this point, but we may see that change drastically over the coming weeks.”

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Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

2017 X Factor – To Win

Most Popular Girl – Grace Davies 9/4

Most Popular Group – Rak-Su 9/2

Most Populer Over – Matt Linnen 16/1

Most Popular Boy – Lloyd Macey 25/1

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

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Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.