Ava Max has been heavily supported back into second favourite to land the UK Christmas Number 1 after an avalanche of support came bounding into BoyleSports on Monday. The American singer is a newcomer to the charts, but is already enjoying success holding onto second place in the chart with ‘Sweet But Psycho’ having debuted at 77, eight weeks ago.
A rush of large bets saw Ava Max’s odds drastically slashed from 9/1 to 4/1, however it wasn’t enough to deter eager punters as they continued to lap up her odds forcing BoyleSports to cut her further to her current 13/8. The burst of support for Ava Max has resulted in long running favourite, Arian Grande, who is No1 for the sixth week running with ‘Thank U Next’, drift out to 1/2 from 1/5.
LadBaby’s charity single ‘We Built This City On Sausage Rolls’ initially went into the UK Christmas Number 1 betting as the 11/2 second favourite but has since been eased right out to 10/1. All of the proceeds made from the charity single will be donated to food bank charity, The Trussell Trust.
Aoife Heffron, Spokesperson for BoyleSports commented: “There’s been more movement in the UK Christmas Number 1, this time punters have been latching onto Ava Max to overthrow Ariana Grande for the Christmas top spot. She is now the shortest odds a second favourite has been in the market at 13/8 after being backed in from 9/1.” She added: “Ariana Grande remains the odds-on favourite at 1/2 it is a drift from her 1/5 odds suggesting her hold in the charts could be slipping.”
Know what I mean Harry?
Meanwhile BoyleSports have made it 1/5 that I’m A Celebrity Get me Out of Here winner Harry Redknapp will return to his footballing roots and release a new book in 2019. Harry currently has released six books, including a Sunday Times no.1 bestseller, ‘Always Managing: My Autobiography’ which came out in 2013.
Harry wasn’t the only Redknapp to steal I’m A Celeb viewers hearts, his wife Sandra became a fan favourite as Harry delighted viewers with tales of their 51-year marriage. The pair to capitalise on the public obsession with their relationship and get their own TV show can be backed at 8/1.