Love Island has returned to our TV screens on ITV2 this summer, with the nation ready to fall in love with - and vote for - their favourite couple. Here at BettingPro we will keep you posted on all of the best bookmaker offers and promotions available to bet on the popular TV show, as well as a few tips as the series progresses.
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Who’s your type on paper? Most online bookmakers offer several markets to bet on Love Island, such as Top Male, Top Female and Winning Couple.
If we look back at previous series’, four of the previous six winning couples were already coupled up by this point (with three of them coupled up together on Day 1 of the show).
As such, Liberty Poole and Jake Cornish have to hold some appeal from a betting perspective after clearly striking a natural bond together after Jake chose to couple up with Liberty on Day 1.
Their odds have drifted to 11/4 – mostly due to Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank’s coupling, but more on that later – which looks decent value considering their strong bond.
Millie Court & Liam Reardon are certainly strong contenders, though, and can be backed at the same price.
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It’s easy to see why Liberty is popular: she’s got a very bubbly personality and certainly seems to have entered the villa for the right reasons in terms of finding love rather than a fashion label (although I’m sure she’ll take that too).
However, the same can also be said for her best friend in there: Kaz Kamwi.
Kaz’s path is a little reminiscent of Amber Gill from Series 5. Amber eventually went on to win with Greg O’Shea, despite only being coupled up with the Irishman for the final 12 days of the series, beating the bookmakers’ favourites Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague.
Kaz has already had her heart broken after her previous partner Toby opted to jump into bed with Chloe, before he jumped again for Abigail Rawlings, while Teddy Soares chose to couple up with Faye Winter instead of Kaz, too.
However, on Monday 13th July’s episode this year, Kaz was voted inside the top four couples despite only being in a friendship couple with Aaron Francis, demonstrating her popularity with the public.
Last week, I tipped her as the Winning Female at odds of 7/1, but as a result of her coupling up with new lad Tyler Cruickshank, Kaz’s odds have since shortened to 7/4.
With Casa Amor (the sister villa, where the current guys head to with a new batch of girls, with new guys replacing them in the main villa) still to come in the very near future, I’m not sure if Kaz’s odds represent value now.
It’s still early days for her and Tyler, but equally he doesn’t seem a stupid man by any means. As a late contestant, he’ll be fully aware of Kaz’s popularity and how unpopular he would be should he have his head swayed, so it’ll take someone very special indeed for that to happen.
As things stand, it’s tough to see anyone other than Kaz, Liberty or Millie triumphing as Top Female.
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Like Kaz prior to Tyler’s entry, one contestant who is yet to find love is Hugo Hammond.
The Adam Lallana-lookalike, who is a qualified P.E. Teacher in the outside world, is back in a friendship couple with Chloe after Thursday 22nd July’s episode.
Last week, I expressed my reservations of there being the right woman for Hugo in the villa in contrast to there being the right man for Kaz, but we saw with Doctor Alex George in Series 4 that the producers will often do everything in their powers to help out a luckless nice guy.
If Hugo plays the game, as Dr Alex infamously chose not to with late entry Alexandra Cane, he may prove a tough man to stop.
However, if Thursday’s episode is anything to go by, Mr Hammond does not appear to be interest in any sort of game-playing.
After Toby chose to couple up with Abigail instead of his close friend Chloe, Hugo was left with a choice between Chloe and new girl Georgia, who had expressed interest in Hugo.
In a furious coupling speech, Hugo lamented Toby’s treatment of Chloe, expressing that “she deserves better” and “tests are bull***”, before choosing to save Chloe and dump Georgia from the island.
Both the villa and social media appeared divided about Hugo’s rant, with many (like Lucinda Strafford) backing his honesty, but others (like Faye and Kaz) visually disturbed by the shocking nature of it.
Either way, it’s becoming harder to envisage Hugo as the Winning Male of Love Island 2021, with Tyler, Jake and Liam certainly looking like safer options.
However, unlike Kaz, Hugo’s odds have not changed since my tip last week, so if you want to back him, he’s still available at 5/1.