Compare X Factor Odds: Outright Winner & Next Elimination Betting

Compare the best X Factor odds for outright winner and X Factor elimination betting from the top bookmakers plus claim bookies free bets.

X Factor Betting Odds – To Win
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All about X Factor Odds & betting on the winner

It is not just the show’s founder, Simon Cowell, who starts calculating his profits the moment the first crop of talent is exposed in the hit Saturday evening television show. Many viewers are being tempted by the chance to make some money by betting on the X Factor odds.

Having a little bet on the TV talent show has become so popular that there are now lots of different ways that you can benefit from the odds. It is not just about picking the winner.

Bookmakers provide odds on a wide range of markets including a number of specials. You can even bet on the chances of the judges coming to blows. You can also place a wager on the chances of the winner reaching number one in the BBC Radio charts at Christmas, but don’t expect to receive generous odds on that one.

Why not make money betting on who will be X Factor winner or loser each week? If you have been watching the TV show for a few years, you have probably built up the necessary knowledge to bet on who the judges will want to keep in and who will be asked to leave. You have probably guessed correctly on many occasions and had the satisfaction of knowing you were right before the results were announced. Why not make money from your ability by betting on it rather than just feeling pleased with yourself in front of the television?

Many bookmakers will also take money on who will be voted out of the TV show each week, so you can even make money by picking the loser with the judges. Yes, the X Factor elimination odds are a real source of interest.

How to make X Factor betting profits

If you have the skill to spot the potential appeal of a contestant, both with the judges and the voting public, you need to select your winner and place a bet on them as early as possible in the series. If you spend too long thinking about it and wait until the last few weeks of the competition, the relatively small number of remaining contestants will mean that you will not be offered nearly such generous odds.

The 2012 winner, James Arthur, was never favourite to win. However his odds did steadily shrink as the weeks went by. He beat Jahmene Douglas, who had been shortest in the betting for much of the series.

Tips to help you bet on the X Factor winner:

Looking back at the characteristics of past winners can be a useful exercise if you want to achieve success.

Young, attractive, but not overwhelmingly masculine dark haired men have by far the best success rate. All the winners have been relatively young, a statistic that has been reinforced in recent years with the barely post pubescent Joe McElderry’s triumph in 2009. And no one was in the least bit surprised when he came out as a homosexual as a result of hackers twittering in July 2010.

In 2010 the long-term bookies’ favourite Matt Cardle won the show. He was another good-looking young man. Interestingly he was not a surprise winner as, except for the first week, he garnered the most public votes every single week.

While 2011 did not see a boy win, the not-so-tall, dark and handsome Marcus Collins came a very close second to the four-piece girl group Little Mix. Both the winners and runner-up were young.

While it would be a stretch of the imagination to call 2012 victor James Arthur attractive, the final two were both young men and both had built up a significant fan base before the final weeks.

Whilst on the subject of sexuality, the designated coaching categories of Boys, Girls, Groups and over 25s speak volumes. If contestants are over 25, their gender is apparently no longer relevant. Bear that in mind if you are getting involved in the X Factor odds and betting on the outright winner market. Contestants deemed genderless before the competition even starts are unlikely to win. The over 25s appear to be a ‘special needs’ category requiring specialist coaching on account of their antiquity.

Female performers as well as the over 25s are up against it statistically if you are looking for an outright winner. They have to be pretty outstanding as well as outstandingly pretty to conquer the gender bias inherent in the voting patterns. The success rate of Girls is around 30% so the safest bet is definitely a young man.

Having mentioned the ageist element that should affect your decisions, there are other politically incorrect considerations to bear in mind too.

If you are looking to bet on the winner then forget fat and hairy people. If talented contestants are both obese and hirsute they may stand a chance of getting some sympathy votes from the judges and the voting viewers but not enough to claim the top spot.

Susan Boyle springs to mind but she was in Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 rather than the X Factor and, at one stage, was the favourite in the betting. In a complete shock to everyone, she got beaten by the dance troupe Diversity. How often does a dance troupe win a talent contest that also features vocalists? At some late stage, the viewers’ sense of aesthetics must have been engaged. All the sizeist, ageist people, usually too apathetic to vote for anything presumably panicked and picked up their phones to vote for Diversity in the hope of banishing the relatively elderly, fat, hairy vocalist from their televisions screens for ever. No such luck.

The phenomenal popularity of the show has had an impact far beyond dominating Saturday night television viewing and generating a demand for gambling. For the younger generation, the meaning of the expression from which the television talent contest derives its name is likely to be totally lost. The X Factor will no longer be a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes someone or something particularly appealing. You can bet that in a few years time anyone under the age of 18 will think that the phrase relates solely to the television show and a person’s ability to win a talent contest. We suggest you don’t worry about that and instead, armed with our advice, scour the X Factor odds and search for the opportunities that exist in the betting markets for this biggest of Reality TV talent shows.
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11 Responses to Compare X Factor Odds: Outright Winner & Next Elimination Betting

  1. Timothy December 11, 2016 at 11:30 am #

    Saara wins if UK-voters appreciate versatile performance skills, the purity of sound and singing capabilities. If not, Matt will win.

  2. Omi December 10, 2016 at 10:46 pm #

    Matt Terry will win

  3. Dave December 10, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

    Matt Terry should win but can see 5 After boom shankin him to #1.

  4. Monko December 9, 2016 at 10:39 pm #

    Before the 1st elimination I stuck a tenner at 139/1 on Saara, so come on girl bring home the bacon!

  5. Rosie December 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

    I put a bet on very early on on Saara as I saw her real talent from the first performance she did of the frozen song. I think shes the most talented. I put a mere £7 on her and if she wins on Sunday I will collect around £120. Early Christmas present!

  6. Melissa Smelt December 3, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

    I would like to meet Matt Terry he is my winner and I would love to meet him. In love with him.

  7. Malcolm October 21, 2016 at 7:41 pm #

    I said to my wife Matt will win and I have had a bet he will be number one Xmas with whatever he sings. We think he is a pleasure to listen to.

  8. Phil November 24, 2015 at 7:43 am #

    I don’t believe that Louisa Johnson will win this year. I think it will be 4th Impact or Reggie n Bollie as the young viewers like them. You can bet LJ but only for return money and bet more on 4i or R&B. If you look at the previous X Factor years, the bookies’ favourite contestant most of the time didn’t win. Instead she or he became more popular and famous than the winner!

  9. Debra stevens October 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

    I want to bet on Louisa Johnson but never bet before so not sure how too.

    • JustBookies October 10, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

      Click through to a bookie from and join up and deposit funds from credit/debit card. Then search for the X Factor odds – usually via the “specials” menu or “TV and Entertainment”. Then click on odds and place the bet. They make it very easy to do.

  10. Barry Linger September 21, 2015 at 7:20 pm #

    i fancy a punt on Hannah M Kilminster but I’ve been put off by hills and coral 100/1 – do they know something that we don’t ?