Music Specials Betting By Joe Crilly

Matt Terry Favourite For Christmas Number One But Chasing Pack Are Close Behind

Matt Terry remains the favourite to bag the Christmas number one according to William Hill despite the fact that there has been a fair amount of movement in the betting over the last 24 hours. The X Factor winner is still 6/4 with William Hill although the Friends of Jo Cox are the 3/1 second favourites from 5/1 while Louis Tomlinson and Steve Aoki are 6/1 from 7/1 – the same price as the London Hospices Choir.

There has also been a move for Ed Sheeran, the writer of the X Factor winner’s single, to bag the festive top spot and he is 10/1 from 33/1.

“Matt Terry already looks as though he has competition to bag the top spot this week, let alone next week and it looks as though the chasing pack are jostling for position behind him to bag the big one,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

UK Christmas number one: 6/4 Matt Terry; 3/1 Friends of Jo Cox; 6/1 Louis Tomlinson and Steve Aoki; 6/1 The London Hospices Choir; 10/1 Ed Sheeran; 10/1 Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift; 12/1 Inspiral Carpets; 16/1 Clean Bandit; 20/1 Cruz Beckham; 20/1 Greg Lake; 20/1 Little Mix; 25/1 BAR