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Nigel Farage the bookies’ favourite to win TV debate

| 31.03.2015

Nigel Farage has been installed as the 7/4 favourite with leading bookmaker Coral to win Thursday night’s televised Leaders’ Debate.


Ed Miliband is the second favourite at 11/4 with David Cameron next at 7/2. In the last few days Coral have seen plenty of bets being placed on both Nick Clegg, cut from 10/1 to 9/1, and Nicola Sturgeon, cut from 8/1 to 6/1.


“Thursday night’s televised Leaders’ Debate looks as unpredictable as the General Election itself and in the last couple of days we have seen plenty of bets on both Nick Clegg and Nicola Sturgeon at big odds to surprise the three leaders at the head of the betting,” explained Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.


Coral currently make the Conservative Party the favourites at 4/9 to win the most seats in the General Election ahead of Labour who are priced at 7/4. Coral make David Cameron the 2/5 favourite to still be the Prime Minister on 1st June with Ed Miliband 7/4 to have taken over the job.


“The Election odds are driven by hard cash as well as our traders’ expert opinions so the relative performances of the party leaders in this debate could spark a rush of bets that would force these odds to change markedly by Good Friday,” added Clare.






Coral Odds on Leader To win the TV Debate

7-4 Nigel Farage, 11-4 Ed Miliband, 7-2 David Cameron, 6-1 Nicola Sturgeon, 9-1 Nick Clegg, 11-1 Natalie Bennett, 25-1 Leanne Wood


(*Result determined by YouGov poll)




Other Election Odds


Prime Minister on June 1st

2-5 David Cameron, 7-4 Ed Miliband, 40-1 Any other person


Party to win most seats

4-9 Conservatives, 7-4 Labour, 100-1 UKIP, 500-1 Liberal Democrats, 1000-1 Green Party


Party to win an overall majority

1-5 No party, 4-1 Conservatives, 14-1 Labour, 125-1 UKIP, 1000-1 Liberal Democrats


Make up of next government

2-1 Coalition involving Liberal Democrats, 13-2 Coalition involving the SNP, 14-1 Coalition involving UKIP,


Will there be two General Elections in 2015?

11-4 Yes

1-4 No





Simon Clare

Simon Clare joined Coral in 1997 as Racecourse PR representative and was
promoted to Coral PR Director in October 2002. Between 2008 to 2011 Clare
added Trading to his responsibilities in a new role as Coral Trading & PR
Director. In 2011 he relinquished his Trading responsibilities and assumed a
new wider role of PR & Broadcast Director responsible for all Coral Public
Relations activity, CoralTV and Social Media. Clare has extensive broadcast
experience on radio and television commenting on a diverse range of betting events from the obvious - horse racing, football and sport - to the more obscure - politics, reality TV, showbiz and the weather.
Simon Clare is a keen sports fan, still turning out for Carshalton FC on a
Saturday when work allows.