Nonetheless, it’s the only tool available, so for what it's worth, here are some of the small swings that the odds have shown so far:
- In South Antrim, William Hill is now showing a slight UCUNF advantage – 8/11, with the DUP on evens. Last week both parties were level-pegged at 5/6.
- In contrast to that, though, William Hill is showing shorter odds for the DUP in Strangford (i.e. they reckon the chance of the DUP winning is better than it was). Last week Jim Shannon was on 8/13, but today that is 1/2. The chances for the UCUNF candidate, Mike Nesbitt, have lengthened from 6/5 to 6/4.
- In Fermanagh and South Tyrone, William Hill now have Rodney Connor on 8/11, a slight dis-improvement (but a relative improvement) from last week's 5/6. Michelle Gildernew, who was also on 5/6 last week, has slipped back to evens.