Music By Joe Crilly

Early Gamble On Jamie xx For Mercury

The first gamble for the Mercury Prize has seen a move for Jamie xx with around a third of all bets at William Hill on him to pick up the prestigious award. He was already favourite at 4/1 but is now 5/2 while Florence + The Machine, who shared early favouritism are now 7/1.

Wolf Alice are the new second favourites at 5/1 with Ghostpoet 6/1.

“Every third bet we have taken in the first 24 hours of betting being open has been for Jamie xx and our punters have certainly made their feelings clear on who they think will win the award,” said William hill spokesman Joe Crilly.  

The 2015 Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’: 5/2 Jamie xx; 5/1 Wolf Alice; 6/1 Ghostpoet; 7/1 Florence + The Machine; 10/1 SOAK; 10/1 Slaves; 12/1 Gaz Coombes; 12/1 Roisin Murphy; 14/1 Aphex Twin; 14/1 C Duncan; 14/1 Eska; 16/1 Benjamin Clementine



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