X Factor 2016: 5 After Midnight tipped to miss out on the final?


5 After Midnight are being tipped to leave The X Factor 2016 this weekend.

But with just four acts left and three spots in the final, it's going to be a close result.

According to bookies BoyleSports, 5 After Midnight and Emily Middlemas are both lingering along the elimination line after last week; however it is 5 After Midnight who are the current 5/4 favourites for the axe.

The last remaining group narrowly avoided elimination after being in the sing off alongside Honey G, who subsequently left the competition.

Emily Middlemas, who was a firm contender for the title at the beginning of the competition, is also in danger of making her exit as she goes into the betting as the 13/8 second favourite.

Meanwhile, Matt Terry continues to dominate the outright betting at 4/6, but Saara Aalto is attempting to close in on him after shortening to 9/4 from 8/1 last weekend, despite a trio of appearances in the sing off.

Aoife Heffron from BoyleSports said: “It’s between 5 After Midnight and Emily Middlemas for elimination in the X Factor semi-finals. 5 After Midnight haven’t recovered from that off key sing off with Honey G in punters eyes as they have already started to get behind their 5/4 price to be sent packing this weekend.”

She added “Emily Middlemas is a close 13/8 second favourite for the boot, suggesting it will be a sing off between the remaining Group and remaining Girl.”

The X Factor airs this Saturday and Sunday night live on ITV at 8PM.

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