Paddy Power’s odds on general election results will make for depressing reading for the UUP with a price of just 5/4 offered on the party retaining just a single seat while its chances of retaining two are longer at 7/4. The SDLP fares no better at trackside with the odds of the party retaining a single seat offered at 4/6 and their chances of winning no seats at all is considered more likely by the bookies at 9/1 than their chances of taking three at 11/1 . On the other hand Sinn Féin candidates are strongly fancied to take six seats or more at a very tight price of 2/5 on. Presumably DUP supporters wouldn’t dream of countenancing such Devil’s roulette but Paddy Power thinks it most likely that the party will end up with ten or more seats at a price of 6/4.
A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.