X Factor 2014 odds: Boys are the favourites ahead of bootcamp


Ahead of tomorrow night’s bootcamp kicking off on ITV, here’s a comprehensive round up of the latest X Factor odds.

With with arena auditions now over we’ve seen our winner.

But before Simon, Louis, Cheryl and Mel B crush hundreds of dreams in bootcamp, bookmakers Boylesports has looked to see who are the ones to look out for.

And it’s a case of Boys versus Girls in the betting with the Mel B and her Boys just about coming out on top.

Paul Akister is back and better than ever, at 4/1 he is one everyone is looking forward to seeing again. Ben Haenow blew everyone away with his rendition of The Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses and was cut right in from 8/1 to 11/2 to win. Jake Quickenden and Andrea Faustini are both on offer at 10/1 and could be set for Judges’ houses.

In the Girls category, mentored by Cheryl for her third time, it is Lola Saunders who is reigning at 11/2 with Kerrianne Covell and Lauren Platt both 7/1 shots. Emily Middlemas is right behind them however, on 10/1. Stephanie Nala swapped Britain’s Got Talent and the Luminites for the X Factor and solo glory and it paid off as she went through and is priced at 14/1.

Jay James is the stand out singer in the Overs - mentored by Simon Cowell - as he joins Paul Akister as the joint 4/1 favourite to win. Dublin’s own Janet Grogan is 50/1 to go on and win it for Ireland. Helen Fulthorpe gave a fantastic performance but with the competition heating up, she is middle of the road at 25/1.

Louis Walsh’s Groups are the weakest category thus far with Only The Young showing the most potential at 8/1.

Aoife Heffron from Boylesports said: “It’s a man’s world in the X Factor this year with all the focus on the Boys and Jay in the Overs. Jay and Paul continue to top the betting as joint favourites but Ben is right behind them at 11/2.”

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