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Alt-J Primed To Become Best Backed Act In Mercury History


Alt-J Primed To Become Best Backed Act In Mercury History


William Hill punters have been piling into Alt-J to win the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize ever since the shortlist was announced on Wednesday. Originally offered at 5/1, the Cambridge-based band have been the subject of over half of all Mercury bets placed and their odds are now as short as 7/4. They are the clear favourites to win the award with Django Django the 5/1 second favourites, while Richard Hawley is next in at 11/2.


“Alt-J have stormed to the top of the betting and our punters are certainly having their say on who they think will win,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “If the betting continues in this vein, they will certainly be the best backed act in Mercury history.”


William Hill odds - Mercury Music Prize winner:


7/4         Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

5/1         Django Django – Django Django

11/2       Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge

8/1         Jessie Ware - Devotion

10/1       Plan B – Ill Manors

12/1       Ben Howard – Every Kingdom

12/1       The Macabees – Given To The Wild

14/1       Field Music - Plumb

14/1       Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

16/1       Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough

20/1       Roller Trio – Roller Trio

25/1       Sam Lee – Ground Of Its Own


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