Sam Heughan gains support in Next James Bond betting

Outlander star Heughan makes a big splash in 007 market

Sam Heughan /Wallis Annenberg Center ©imago images / ZUMA Press 25.12.2019

There has been another big shakeup in the Next James Bond betting market. Outlander star Sam Heughan was slashed into the joint 2/1 favourite last week* (betting odds taken from Bet365 on December 23rd, 2019 at 11:16 pm). That was a reaction from bookmakers who saw a flurry of action on the Scotsman to take over as 007.

Next James Bond Odds*

Sam Hueghan 2/1
Tom Hiddleston 2/1
Michael Fassbender 5/1
Chirs Hemsworth 6/1
James Norton 7/1
Richard Madden 7/1
Tom Hardy 11/1
Idris Elba 12/1
Cillian Murphy 12/1
Aidan Turner 14/1
18/1 bar
* (betting odds taken from Bet365 on December 23rd, 2019 at 11:16 pm)

He is now right at the head of the market alongside Tom Hiddleston who has been one of the front runners for a long time now. Some bookmakers, however, had moved Hiddleston out to a 5/1 price over the weekend to follow Daniel Craig as the super spy.

This is a market which continues to change quite a bit from a burst of action on Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy to Idris Elba taking a heavy share of the market action. But they have both drifted well out to double figures. Now it’s a newcomer leading the way.

Looking back, it is Hiddleston and Micahel Fassbender who have looked the most stable and steadily backed of the options in the running to be named the next 007. But will they get usurped by the trending Sam Heughan?