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Huge shock in X Factor market as Matt loses his place as favourite

| 04.12.2016

At last, it seems, there may be a surprise on the cards in this year’s X Factor. While Matt Terry has led the way as favourite to win the competition since live shows began, there’s now a new act heading the market.

Step forward, Saara Aalto.

Yep, against all odds, Sharon Osbourne’s last remaining contestant is the new odds-on favourite for the X Factor crown – despite facing three Sing Offs earlier on in the series.

She stole the show last night, while long-time favourite Matt looked more nervous than we’ve ever seen him before.

And punters have backed the Finn into just 8/13 as a result, while Nicole Scherzinger’s act is next in the running at 7/4.

Meanwhile, both 5 After Midnight and Emily Middlemas are some way off Saara and Matt, at 9/1 and 33/1 respectively.

The latter is the 1/5 favourite to leave the competition this week, despite never finding herself in the Bottom Two.

That’s a position which 5 After Midnight found themselves in just last week, though, meaning there may well be some value in the 7/1 for them to leave the competition – especially if they end up in another Sing Off.

With so much at stake, we’re strapping ourselves in for an exciting night in the X Factor studios as we discover which three names will be battling it out in next week’s final.

Who do you think will win it? And who’ll go tonight?

Have your say in the comments section below!

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



Alex Apati

Alex has been with the Ladbrokes PR team since 2017 having previously worked for the news department. From sparring with Peter Fury to talking interviews on the Duke and Duchess' baby names, he's covered a range of sports and novelty events.

A frustrated West Brom fan who is no stranger to an oche, Alex is originally from Dudley, although he's worked hard to rid himself of the Black Country twang.