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Odds suggest the X Factor winner will miss out on Christmas No.1

| 28.11.2011

Michael Bublé is closing in on favouritism in the Christmas Number One Album betting according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies make his appropriately titled ‘Christmas’ just a 6/4 chance in the top album market having been as big as 8/1 when introduced. Amy Winehouse’s ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ is still ahead at 5/4 while Rihanna appears the only realistic alternative with her ‘Talk That Talk’ at 5/1.

In the single betting the eventual X Factor winner will have their work cut out to overhaul the Military Wives Choir who are now the 13/8 favourites to hold off hopefuls Marcus Collins (9/2), Little Mix (9/2) and Nirvana at 6/1 in their quest to register this season’s festive number one.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We usually go into December with The X Factor dominating Christmas Number One betting. It’s all change now and we expect the Military Wives Choir to soon be odds-on.”

He added: “Michael Bublé is picking up the pace in the bid to get the number one album and it looks like he’ll be the favourite throughout December.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Christmas Number One Album

Amy Winehouse – Lioness: Hidden Treasures 5/4
Michael Bublé – Christmas 6/4
Rihanna – Talk That Talk 5/1
Susan Boyle – Someone To Watch Over Me 12/1
JLS – Jukebox 6/1
One Direction – Up All Night 6/1
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto 16/1
Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials 16/1
Westlife – Greatest Hits 16/1
Snow Patrol – Fallen Empires 20/1
Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know 25/1

Christmas Number One Single

Military Wives Choir 13/8
Marcus Collins 9/2
Little Mix 9/2
Nirvana 6/1
Mariah Carey & Justin Bieber 8/1
The Wombles 11/1
Amy Winehouse 12/1
Janet Devlin 16/1
Arianna Morgan 16/1
Cast of The Only Way Is Essex 16/1
Amelia Lily 16/1



Richard Anderson