Music By Joe Crilly

Hyundai Mercury Prize: Loyle Carner’s Odds Tumble Following Gamble

The price of Loyle Carner winning this year’s Mercury Prize has halved in the last 24 hours with William Hill reporting a gamble that has seen his odds tumble from 8/1 to 4/1. He is now the joint second favourite in the market with Stormzy  and behind just Sampha at 7/2.


“This is perhaps the first real gamble that we have seen on the Mercury Prize and it seems that there were a lot of people who thought Loyle Carner was overpriced at 8/1,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “As far as the odds are concerned, he has moved from an outside contender to one of the frontrunners for this most prestigious of awards.”


Hyundai Mercury Prize winner: 7/2 Sampha; 4/1 Loyle Carner; 4/1 Stormzy; 9/2 Kate Tempest; 8/1 J-Hus; 10/1 Alt-J; 10/1 The XX; 12/1 Glass Animals; 14/1 Ed Sheeran; 14/1 The Big Moon; 16/1 Blossoms; 25/1 Dinosaur