Bookmakers offer Cersei Lannister Game of Thrones Special odds

Bookmakers offer Cersei Lannister Game of Thrones Special odds

Cersei Lannister odds available ahead of Game of Thrones season 8

WARNING: Potential Game of Thrones spoilers

Game of Thrones season 8 is set to air in April, with fans of the show excited to finally see the conclusion of the hugely popular HBO programme. Since it first aired in 2011 it has become one of the biggest shows on the planet and the final six episodes are expected to break plenty of viewing records.

A couple of months ago we took a look at the odds for who is most likely to rule Westeros, but now bookmakers have released odds about more specific outcomes in the show’s final season.

One of the main storylines set to unfold following on from Game of Thrones season 7 is what will happen to one of the shows main characters Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). She ended the last series sat on the Iron Throne, but despite agreeing to temporary peace terms in order to help the fight against the Night King and White Walkers she was actually plotting to go behind most of the other characters backs in order to remain as Queen.

Sky Bet have put a whole host of betting odds based around Cersei’s future online and we have taken a closer look at them below to see what her future may hold.

Who will kill Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones?

The big question is who, if anyone, will end up killing the current ruler of the Seven Kingdoms in season 8. There are plenty of Game of Thrones characters who would like to put an end to Queen Cersei’s reign, but the bookmakers seem to think that someone within her own family tree will ultimately finish her off.

Indeed it is Cersei’s twin brother Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) who is currently the odds-on favourite to kill her, priced at 10/11. This would make sense considering the story so far, in which Cersei was given a prophecy by Maggy the Frog which said: “And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.”

The word ‘valonqar’ means little brother, leading to many fan theories predicting that Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) who is her younger brother would be the one to kill her (incidentally he is 8/1 to do so). However, it could also mean Jaime who despite being her twin was technically still born after his sister and many believe that this is the avenue that the writer will go down when it comes to Cersei’s death..

Whilst Jaime and Cersei have always been close unlike her relationship with Tyrion, he did finally lose faith in her at the end of season 7 and left her in Kings Landing. Could he return and kill his sister?

The other character who is in the running to kill Cersei Lannister is someone who has been her enemy right from the beginning, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams). The Queen of Westeros has been on Arya’s list of people to kill ever since she allowed Ned Stark to be killed in season 1 episode 9, and bookmaker think that it is a possibility that she will get her revenge pricing her at 6/4 to be the one responsible for Cersei’s death.

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is fourth on the betting market as 12/1 but there is a big jump in price after that with Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) both with odds of 20/1. Then come Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) at 22/1, Euron Greyjoy and The Mountain at 25/1, Ellaria Sand at 50/1 and Cersei’s current Hand of the Queen, Qyburn, at 66/1.

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Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is the favourite to kill Cersei in Game of Thrones season 8

Where will Cersei Lannister die?

Odds are also available on where the exact location of Cersei’s potential death will be. There is a huge favourite in this market, with Kings Landing – specifically the Red Keep – currently odds-on at 1/4.

This is of course where Cersei is currently located and, barring a couple of episodes in season 1 when she visited Winterfell, where she has been throughout every season of Game of Thrones.

Second favourite in this market is the ancestral home of House Lannister, Casterly Rock. Whilst we have not seen Cersei visit here during the TV series, it is where she grew up as a child and seems the obvious place that she would go should she be forced to leave Kings Landing at any point. The odds for her to die there are currently 5/1.

Winterfell is third on the list at 10/1, and it would certainly be interesting if it was the place of her death given that it is the home of her enemies House Stark. There would be some poetic justice in this however given that she was partly responsible for Ned Stark’s death in her home of Kings Landing way back in season 1.

After that the odds start getting much bigger. Dragonstone is 16/1, North of The Wall is 25/1 whilst The Wall itself – more specifically Castle Black – is 33/1. Looking even further down the list, the Iron Islands are 50/1, Dorne is 66/1 whilst the two rank outsiders are for her to either die at sea, or in Essos both of which are currently priced at 100/1.

Lena Headey Cersei Lannister

Bookmakers odds suggest that Cersei Lannister will die in Kings Landing in the final season of Game of Thrones.

Which episode will Cersei Lannister die?

In terms of how long through season 8 Cersei will last, the bookmakers do not envisage an early death for her. Indeed the odds for her to die in Episode 5 or 6 (the final two of the series) or to survive are currently best priced at 1/8 at the moment.

By contrast the odds for her to die in either Episode 1 or 2 in season 8 are way out at 33/1, which would indicate that bookmakers do not believe that she will die early on in the series. If you think she will die midway through (Episode’s 3 or 4) then you can back it at 5/1.

Game of Thrones returns in the United Kingdom on April 14th 2019, Sky Atlantic, 9pm.