You bet Matt will win X Factor
After weeks of to-ing and fro-ing between the top three acts, X-Factor finally seems to have a solid favourite in the shape of Matt Cardle. The former painter and decorator is priced at 11/8 with William Hill to win the competition, while Rebecca Ferguson is priced at 9/4. One Direction, who have been as short as 13/8 in previous weeks, have seen their odds drift recently and they are now priced at 4/1.
The next eviction appears to be a tossup between Wagner and Katie, with the public seemingly losing patience with Katie. She is currently priced at 11/10 to get the boot while Wagner is 9/4.
"Over the past few days, Matt has seen most of the betting support with multiple four figure bets on a daily basis and if the show were to end now, he would surely win. Things do not look too good for Katie, however, and she certainly looks like she will finally be off our screens come Sunday evening," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
William Hill X-Factor Odds:
Outright: 11/8 Matt Cardle; 9/4 Rebecca Ferguson; 4/1 One Direction; 8/1 Cher Lloyd; 14/1 Aidan Grimshaw; 33/1 Mary Byrne; 33/1 Wagner; 50/1 Paije Richardson; 66/1 Katie Waissel
Next Elimination: 11/10 Katie Waissel; 9/4 Wagner; 9/2 Paije Richardson; 7/1 Mary Byrne; 12/1 Aidan Grimshaw; 25/1 Cher Lloyd; 50/1 One Direction; 66/1 Matt Cardle; 66/1 Rebecca Ferguson