2025 UK City of Culture Betting Odds: Wrexham now into 2/1 FAVOURITES to win the prestigious award next!

The famous Wrexham Hollywood-style sign.
The famous Wrexham Hollywood-style sign.
  • Wrexham are the new favourites for the UK City of Culture, being backed into the 2/1 favourites with bookmakers
  • Previous favourites Bradford are now out to 7/2 outsiders to be crowned City of Culture in the UK
  • The UK City of Culture award is set to be handed out at the end of May

Wrexham are the new favourites for the UK City of Culture

After much change in the betting market over the last few months, it's now Wrexham who are the bookmakers favourite to be the 2025 UK City of Culture.

Wrexham were 4/1 outsiders only a month ago in April, but they now see themselves as 2/1 favourites to be handed the award. 

The Welsh town's official bid is down as Wrexham County Borough, with town's and borough's now available to put themselves forward for the City of Culture. 

2025 UK City of Culture Odds Probability
Wrexham County Borough 2/1 33.3%
County Durham 9/4 30.8%
Southampton 3/1 25%
Bradford 7/2 22.2%


Wrexham have recently seen popularity through their football club, who are currently battling in the National League play-offs to try and get promoted to the Football League.

National League Play-Off Betting Tips can be found on our site, with the play-offs starting next week and you can check out what profitable tipsters are backing here

Wrexham are now the 2/1 favourites to win the 2025 UK City of Culture award after being outsiders just 3 weeks ago. The market suggests that they have a big chance of winning the award, handed out at the end of May.

Steve Madgwick - Senior Editor - OLBG.com

Previous favourites Bradford are now out to 7/2 outsiders to be crowned City of Culture in the UK

Bradford have long been the main favourite to be awarded the UK City of Culture, with odds as short as 11/8 to win back in April. 

Since then though, Bradford have gone out to 7/2 to win the award, with bookmakers feeling they have a lesser chance than they did just 3 weeks ago.

As the spotlight ramps up on each individual nominees, it may well be that other cities and towns have just put up a better package than Bradford have.

Our last piece looked into the City of Culture and it's interesting to look back at that and see what the odds were like in April

The UK City of Culture award is set to be handed out at the end of May

The 2025 UK City of Culture award is set to be handed out at the end of May, with no set date currently pencilled in.

The next week sees the four remaining nominees having individual days to show off their location through social media.

Coventry are the current City of Culture after being awarded the accolade back in December of 2017.

According to Arts Minister John Glen, the win was "an incredible opportunity for Coventry to boost investment in the local economy, grow tourism and put arts and culture centre stage".

For more information on the UK City of Culture award, including further statistics and history on the market, look no further than our handy blog!

Have a read to see who has previously been in the shortlist, as well as winners from the last few years.

Read here

The 2025 UK City of Culture award is set to be handed out at the end of this month, with no specific date yet pencilled in. Wrexham now lead the way at odds of 2/1 to win.

Steve Madgwick - Senior Editor - OLBG.com

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