Love Island Odds Update: Three couples in main contention after Casa Amor chaos
With Casa Amor now over and done with, the Love Island odds have started to solidify and a trio of couples have set themselves apart in the betting markets. Early pacesetters Ron Hall and Lana Jenkins now have to settle for second favouritism behind long time leaders Will Young and Jessie Wynter.
The surprise package of the series seems to be the third favourites Tom Clare and Samie Elishi, both bombshell entries earlier in the show, who now seem to have formed a genuine connection despite Tom's antics both prior to Samie's arrival and on the 'lads' holiday' in Casa Amor...
The old saying goes that the more things change, the more they stay the same and that certainly seems to be the case atop the Love Island winning couple, top male and top female betting! Despite a Casa Amor stay that included snogging a girl Layla while his girl Jessie Wynter waited faithfully for the couple to be reunited, Will Young has managed to weasel his way out of losing his Australian love interest and the duo are stronger than ever as market leaders. He threatened to leave right now (sorry) were she not to have taken him back and so will be relieved to be sticking around.
Fans of Love Island seem to have fallen for Will's eccentricities just as much as Jessie has and despite his misdemeanours, it seems plain sailing for the favourites from here on out to the final in just under a month's time. Young's genuine devastation at seeing the hurt he had caused Wynter has seemingly convinced fans of his genuine intentions when it comes to making the girl from Down Under his girlfriend, and at 1/2 best price they are as close to a shoo-in for the final as we have seen in recent years.
Next in the betting come early front-runners Ron Hall and Lana Jenkins. who were usurped by Will and Jessie when Ron began one of his many sways away from Jenkins. The Love Island viewers grew sick of him constantly wanting to 'test his connection' with any new girl who walked through the door and finally Jenkins seemed to tire of it too. She chose to recouple with new boy Casey over Ron and that seemed to be that, until less than 24 hours later she'd changed her mind and was snogging Ron with a gutted Casey watching on!
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With Young and Wynter at 1/2 and Hall and Jenkins close behind them in the market at 2/1, punters looking to profit from the reality tv bonanza may think all value has gone from the market and it will be a straight shoot-out between the market leaders. That may not quite be the case, however, as Tom Clare and Samie Elishi have slowly but surely been climbing the ranks recently in terms of viewer favourability and are now just 9/2 to win the whole thing!
Samie has won fans for her iconic one-liners and straight talking, while Tom has been the Lothario of the series but now seems to have finally found his match. After chemistry with Olivia, coupling with Zara, kissing Ellie secretly on the terrace then finally fixating on Samie, many would have thought that was enough for Halifax goal getter Tom. However, he was still hungry for more and in Casa Amor had a romantic connection with Lydia.
In the end he decided to twist rather than stick and despite Samie's reservations when hearing of his antics while the girls were away, the couple look back on track now and (another Tom wandering eye permitting) be on course for the final. Their chemistry is unquestionable and they make for good television, so who knows how far their journey can go. Of the rest, it looks like a case of chances ranging from slim to none. Tanya and Shaq look to be done after she brought Martin back from Casa Amor, Casey and Claudia are nice enough but not gold medal material, while both duos of Sanam and Kai or Olivia and Maxwell just don't seem charismatic enough to capture the public's hearts.
At the current odds, Ron and Lana could be a smidgen of value due to the journey they have been on. Love Island fans can't get enough of a journey. However, the prices seem about fair and with the series gearing up for its finale it is hard to see the winner coming from anywhere other than the top three couples in the betting.