Season 8 of Game of Thrones premiered on Monday and it came with a bang. Plenty of questions and theories were posed in what will be the final ever season of the historic franchise.
BetEasy is offering a wealth of betting options for GoT Season 8 and we have taken a look at the best value on offer.
The most popular is the “Who will rule Westeros at the end of Season 8?” which promised to provide plenty of joy and heartache as the season progresses.
Who will rule Westeros at the end of Season 8?
The current favourite to rule Westeros is Jon Snow (Aegon Targaryen) and that’s no surprise given that he was told of his family history in Episode 1.
Snow, the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, is in a bit of a pickle given his relationship with Daenerys Targaryen, and that has affected bookmakers’ odds. Bookies initially had Daenerys as the favourite to claim the Iron Throne, but Snow being aware of his power has changed things.
Whether or not Snow divulges this information to his new love is yet to be seen, but it would take a brave man to tell your girlfriend that she’s related to you.
We don’t like Jon Snow as the $3.50 favourite. He’s too brave to see out this season and although Snow dying (again) is a longshot, we don’t think writer George R.R. Martin ever envisioned Snow as sitting on the Iron Throne.
Our best pick is Bran Stark. The current Three-Eyed Raven is essentially the ring-leader of most of the major figures in the series. The juxtaposition of Bran sitting in his chair is closely related to Bran sitting on the Iron Throne.
He has the right demeanor to control Westeros and considering his powers, why wouldn’t he be well-favoured?
Bran Stark is a $5 play with bookmakers and that makes us confident in our tip.
Our tip: Bran Stark @ $5 – Bet Now
Will the Iron Throne be destroyed?
This mostly depends on whether the Night King tears through all the armies and defeats the major house leaders.
We would love to tap into the mind of the writer/s and see if they’ve cooked up a happy or sad ending. It will certainly be sad if the Night King ended up victorious, and in turn, the Iron Throne would likely be destroyed.
Surprisingly, “No” is only $1.72 with bookmakers. “Yes” is currently $2 and that’s too short in our opinion. It would be great to see someone on the Iron Throne at the end of the series
Our tip: No, the Iron Throne will not be destroyed @ $1.72 – Bet Now
Daenerys’ Dragons Betting Specials
We all love Daenerys’ dragons and it was heartbreaking to see Viserion become a dragon for the Night King.
Punters can get on the fate of all three dragons this series and we’re liking Viseron to kill either Drogon or Rhaegal. It wouldn’t be great to see one of the fellow dragons get slain by their former mates, but it’s likely to happen.
Only a dragon will kill another dragon, in our opinion, and they will most likely go into battle. Viserson, with the help of the Night King, has the power advantage and should go close to killing Drogon or Rhaegal.
That option pays $2.25 with BetEasy.
Another dragon-related betting option we like is paying a bit more value. Viseron to kill the Night King is paying $26 and it’s something every Game of Thrones fan would love to see.
Just imagine if Daenerys could win over her former dragon and help turn Viseron on his current master. It would make for great television and that’s what GoT is all about.
Our tip: Viseron to kill the Night King @ $26 – Bet Now
First character to die
He’s a lovable character but Tormund Giantsbane is the current favourite to die first and it’s not hard to see why.
He will be at the front line of the battle against the White Walkers and it won’t take long for one of the beloved characters to die this season.
Tormund fits the bill and although second favourite Euron Greyjoy would be a much more satisfying death for fans, he’s likely to stick around a bit longer.
Our tip: Tormund Giantsbane @ $2.50 – Bet Now
Is Bran the Night King?
It would be poetic if Bran was the Night King and it would make sense with some theories, but it would also make no sense with others.
The whole point of Bran becoming the Three-Eyed Raven was to stop the Night King. That means, Bran is trying to stop himself from killing everyone in his path. That would be some kind of story line and would confuse many fans.
Surprisingly, bookies have Bran at $1.72 to be Night King but we can’t see it. $2 for Bran not to be the Night King is a safer bet.
Our tip: No, Bran is not the Night King @ $2 – Bet Now
To get married in Season 8
Sansa Stark is the $1.90 favourite and it wouldn’t be a shock to see her get married, but we have a sneaky suspicion that Gilly will get married to Samwell.
She is $2.25 to get married and that wouldn’t be a big shock, but we’re doubling down and saying Samwell will be killed straight afterwards. He’s $41 to get killed first this season and that’s unlikely to happen, but he could be killed at some stage.
That being said, Gilly and Samwell deserve a good marriage and a peaceful life together. $2.25 is worth taking.
Our tip: Gilly and Samwell @ $2.25 – Bet Now
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