Bookies Think There's Only One Winner
After eight weeks of ups and downs, the housemates are now
on the home straight, so we thought we'd take a look at who
the bookies think is likely to win Big Brother 6.
Looking at the most recent odds (Tuesday 26th July, evening),
this is what our betting partner was offering on each housemate
to Win the series:
Anthony - 4/9
Craig - 12/1
Derek - 10/1
Eugene - 8/1
Kemal - 16/1
Makosi - 5/1
Orlaith - 28/1
So, basically they think that Orlaith has no chance of winning
and to be absolutely frank, they're probably right. She was
an 'additional' contestant after all, and a fairly mediocre
one at that.
Next comes Kemal, who is strangely behind Craig in the popularity
stakes. Our most recent Poll indicated that Craig was the
most disliked, closely followed by Orlaith, but Kemal was
miles away in terms of how many fans wanted him out.
We haven't given up on the stiletto-wearing one just yet though,
but his fate depends on the outcome of the 9th Eviction. If
Craig had been up this week, he would have been history for
sure, probably even going over Orlaith. So, backing him to
win is not a brilliant idea.
Then comes Derek at 10/1, followed by Eugene at 8/1. However,
our current Home page Poll (please vote in our Polls), which
will be archived below the three Polls soon, indicates that
the viewers think Eugene probably can't win.
It's one thing making him a kind-of cult figure and pretending
that he's interesting just for something to talk about amongst
friends and colleagues etc.
However, is being a rather boring, stammering, geek enough
to win the £100K, even if he is probably the most genuine
person in there? If the public decide that Eugene has entertained
enough though, then the answer could be: yes!
Talking of boring, we can't believe that Anthony's odds are
so low - the bookies think he's pretty-much got it in the
bag and is just biding his time now before being crowned the
Of course, this is bad news for us, because if you've been
following our Betting
Zone section you'll have noticed that we haven't backed
him to win yet! His odds are so low now though, that we're
just going to ride it out; if he wins, he wins. We'll still
have made money.
We didn't mention Makosi above, who at 5/1 is still in with
a good chance of winning; something we've been saying all
along, despite her rocky journey.
In fact, and this is not any kind of bias because we might
lose some potential profit if Anthony wins, we think it's
still anyone's game - that's the exciting thing about this
After all, the bookies don't always get it right, as demonstrated
when Maxwell left over Science. Also, the odds change literally
all the time, so now might be a good time to go for a bet,
especially if you fancy anyone but Anthony to win?
If you fancy a punt, it's easy to work out how much you could
win if the odds remain something-to-one, as most are above.
You just times the first figure by how much you are staking,
so a £25 bet on Derek at the above odds would make you
A £40 bet on Makosi would make you £200 profit,
or £100 staked on Orlaith would make you £2800
profit... but you'd have to be completely bonkers to do it!
If you fancy placing a bet for a bit of fun this week, please
only stake amounts that you can afford to lose.
So, if you'd like to check-out the current odds, place a bet
and get yourself a FREE £25 bet (once you've placed
your first one), head over to the BlueSquare
website, where it's quick-and-easy to sign-up for an account
and start betting.
You need to seek out the 'Specials' section, and then click
on 'TV Specials'. NB. this market is often taken off their
website overnight or during nominations etc. Anyway, Good
If you have a strong opinion on whether Anthony should be
the rightful winner or not, then why not come and impart your
views in our busy Discussion
Forum, where you'll find lots of topics to discuss with
other like-minded BB fans?
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