Mercury Music Prize Betting: Will it be Kate Tempest's night?

She's the favourite but Max is backing Kate Tempest to win
She's the favourite but Max is backing Kate Tempest to win

The Mercury Music Prize is announced on Thursday night and Max Liu is trying to correctly tip the winner for the third year in a row. Our man weighs up the odds on Kate Tempest, Stormzy et al and picks his bet for 2017...

"The Mercury overwhelmingly favours male artists - you have to go back to 2011 for the last time a woman triumphed and only two women solo artists have won in the past decade... "

Max Liu

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