- Despite no confirmed contestants, bookmakers have given early odds for this year's Love Island
- Male candidates Joshua Legrove and Brad McDermott lead the way to be in the winning couple with odds of 6/1 and 7/1 respectively
- Proposition bets also have their own market, including a previous Islander from an old series to come back and win at 8/1
Love Island is set to start early in June
The latest series of the hit ITV dating show Love Island is set to start next month, with reports suggesting a 6th June start to the show this year.
Bookmakers are already giving odds for potential winners of the show, despite no official confirmation of who is to take part.
Boxer and model Joshua Legrove is the 6/1 favourite to be in the winning couple this year as reports ramp up on him appearing.
|Love Island - To Be In The Winning Couple||Odds||Probability|
|Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu ||8/1||11.1%|
Second favourite Brad McDermott has ties to Love Island through his family.
His sister Zara McDermott appeared on the show back in Season 4 and her brother Brad will be hoping to follow in her footsteps by being on the show.
Boxer and Model Joshua Legrove is the bookmakers favourite to be in the winning couple on this season of Love Island. At odds of 6/1 bookies feel like he has a big chance of doing so if he appears on the show.
Steve Madgwick - Entertainment Betting Specialist - OLBG.com
Last year's show saw Millie and Liam run out as winners
Love Island has increased in it's popularity year on year and last year's series of the show was no different.
Millie and Liam were the eventual winners in what was a topsy turvy series with numerous different favourites throughout the show.
The betting odds before the Love Island Final last year were:
Millie and Liam 1.44
Chloe and Toby 3.0
Kaz and Tyler 12.0
Faye and Teddy 14.0
This highlights that there was a heavy favourite going into the final and the bookmakers were right, so the betting market is always worth a look.
Proposition bets for Love Island
A proposition bet is a bet of something happening within the life of an event as opposed to betting on the outright market.
Love Island therefore is the perfect show for these kind of bets, with various difference outcomes available throughout the show.
Both members of the winning couple to enter on the opening night is the favourite for this market, with the British public given more time to grow to whoever the pair are.
|Love Island 2022 Proposition Bet||Betting Odds||Percentage Chance|
|Both Members Of The Winning Couple To Enter On The Opening Night||6/4||40.00%|
|Neither Members Of The Winning Couple To Enter On The Opening Night ||7/4||36.36%|
|Any Islander From A Previous Series To Win The Show||8/1||11.11%|
|Either Member Of The Winning Couple Steal The Prize Money ||8/1||11.11%|
Any islander from a previous series to win the show is an interesting bet at 8/1, with Love Island not ever getting previous contestants to come back on the series.
There are times where former contestants have come back in after getting voted out on the same series though, especially if they're a loved or controversial star of the show.
We look further into Love Island, with focus on previous series and betting odds for the show.
In our blog, we highlight the history of the show as well as previous winners.Read here
Proposition bets for Love Island are usually popular as there are so many different events that can happen throughout the series. It's 8/1 that a former contestant from a previous season comes into this year's show and wins it!
Steve Madgwick - Senior Editor - OLBG.com