Fancy a flutter this Cannes? Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has placed 3/1 odds on Ken Loach’s last minute competition entry Route Irish to scoop the Palme d’Or, with Alehandro Gonnzalez Inarritu’s Biutiful and Mike Leigh’s Another Year coming second and third favourites — that might change as Biutiful has divided critics after this morning’s screening. Meanwhile veteran film critic Derek Malcolm, who has devised his own betting scheme, has tipped Mike Leigh’s film, which is picking up rave reviews here on the Croisette, to win the big prize, with odds of 5/1.

The full Paddy Power list:

Palme D’Or Winner 2010
3/1 Route Irish (Ken Loach)
4/1 Biutiful (Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu)
5/1 Another Year (Mike Leigh)
6/1 La Princesse de Monptpensier (Bertrand Tavernier)
6/1 Poetry (Lee Chang-dong)
10/1 Fair Game (Doug Liman)
12/1 Tournee (Mathieu Almaric)
14/1 Des Hommes et des Dieux (Xavier Beauvois)
16/1 Hors-la-loi (Rachid Bouchareb)
16/1 Un Homme Qui Crie (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
18/1 Outrage (Takeshi Kitano)
18/1 You, My Joy (Sergei Lovnitsa)
20/1 Housemaid (Im Sangsoo)
20/1 La Nostra Vita (Daniele Luchetti)
20/1 Loong Boonmee Ralek Chaat (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
25/1 Rizhao Chongqing (Xiaoshuai Wang)
25/1 Copie Conforme (Abbas Kiarostami)
33/1 A Frankenstein-terv (Kornel Mundruczo)
33/1 Utomlyonnye Solntsem 2 (Nikita Mikhalkov)