The Labour Party is making up ground in the Peterborough by-election with odds on Lisa Forbes to win plummeting from 7/1 to 5/1 today.
Fifteen candidates are facing voters at the ballot box on Thursday in a contest that will have wide political ramifications.
The election of a new MP came about after local people effectively sacked their former Member of Parliament, Fiona Onasanya in a recall petition.
Labour won a 48 per cent share of the vote in the last election, taking over from the Conservatives by whisker.
Nigel Farage’s Brexit party are odds-on to win this year, with Mike Greene priced at 1/6.
But according to Betway’s Alan Alger, things may not be as clear cut as they seem.
He said: “Though many are expecting to see the Brexit Party pick up their first seat in Parliament in tomorrow’s Peterborough by-election, the 7/1 for Labour to spoil Nigel Farage’s party has been readily snapped up this morning.
“Labour are now just 5/1 to bounce back from a poor result in the European Elections and retain their seat in the Commons after Fiona Onasanya’s removal, while the Liberal Democrats are 25/1 to cause a shock in the leave-voting constituency.
“It would still be a surprise if the Brexit Party failed to win the vote in Peterborough at just 1/6, but punters aren’t getting too excited at that price and the recent interest in Labour suggests they’re in with more than a sniff.”