The first thing to mention is that Ladbrokes (£50 free bets) are currently running a special cashback promotion on the 2011 X Factor which will see them refund losing bets if The Risk win the competition.
Considering that the group are currently joint-favourites, it might be worth taking advantage of this offer before Saturday evening when the promotion runs out.
There has been a swell of financial support for the four-piece boy band who have been patched together after they all entered the competition separately. Just when you thought the show couldn’t get any more manufactured.
Bet365 (£200 free betting) offer 5/2 about The Risk paying off The Gamble that many punters are undertaking, with Janet Devlin trading at a similar price and the ginger-haired Irish girl has the vulnerable air that should see her gain plenty of votes.
Devlin is an 11/4 chance with Victor Chandler (£25 free bets) with Misha Bryan trading at odds of 5/1 after a solid performance last weekend. Bryan has been billed as the diva of the X Factor although it is not known whether her demands are yet on a par with Whitney Houston or whether this is just tabloid tittle-tattle.
Frankie Cocozza continues to drift and is now as big as 50/1 after featuring in the bottom two last weekend and his attempt to act like a tortured soul isn’t a great look, while his voice isn’t very good either.
However, we like the chubster that is Craig Colton and we’re just hoping that Gary Barlow doesn’t make the chunky monkey too skinny with his diet of grains and nuts. Get the lad a chippy dinner on us – he’s a 9/1 chance to win.