Only A Labour or Conservative minority government, or a repeat of the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition, are more likely outcomes than the SNP being involved in the next government, say bookmakers William Hill, who are offering odds of 7/1 that Nicola Sturgeon's Party will be involved in a government of coalition as a result of the General Election.
'Political punters have consistently bet on the SNP being involved in the next government and we have seen a flurry of three figure bets for the outcome in the past couple of days' said Hill's Media Relations Director, Graham Sharpe.
Hills offer just 5/1 that the SNP capture every single seat in Scotland, 8/1 that Alex Salmond becomes a Minister in the next government, and 6/4 that Ms Sturgeon herself will join her colleagues in Westminster as an MP before 2020.
HOW MANY SEATS WILL SNP WIN?
6/4 51 or more
10/11 50 or more; 10/11 49 or fewer.
LABOUR SEATS IN SCOTLAND:
Others on request.
CONSERVATIVE v LABOUR in Scotland:
JIM MURPHY to lose his seat to SNP – 5/6
DANNY ALEXANDER to lose his seat to SNP – 1/10
DOUGLAS ALEXANDER to lose his sdeat to SNP – 1/3
CHARLES KENNEDY to lose his seat to SNP – 1/4
OUTCOME OF GENERAL ELECTION
13/8 Labour minority
11/4 Conservative minority
6/1 Con-LD coalition
7/1 Coalition involving SNP
7/1 Lab-LD coalition
15/2 Conservative majority
22/1 Labour majority
25/1 Coalition involving DUP
28/1 Coalition involving UKIP
33/1 Coalition between Con-Lab
40/1 Coalition involving Greens
200/1 UKIP majority
1000/1 Lib Dem majority
1/10 Hung Parliament