Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, and Daenerys Targaryen are the top candidates to be sitting on the Iron Throne at the end of the upcoming Season 7 of Game of Thrones, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The season premiere arrives on HBO on Sunday.
When we last left Westeros at the end of Season 6 it was Cersei that held down the Iron Throne, having seized the crown after her son – who had been king – threw himself off a castle tower. That makes her the incumbent, and she’s the -350 favorite on the odds to be sitting on the Iron Throne at the end of Season 7. Cersei, though, won’t be short challengers.
Jon Snow ended Season 6 having been declared the King in the North following his army’s victory over the Boltons, and he’s at +300 on the odds to move south and claim the Iron Throne by the end of the upcoming season. That puts him just ahead of Daenerys Targaryen, who sits at +400 on those betting lines. Daenerys has a claim on the Iron Throne, which the Targaryens formerly held. Snow, unknown to him, is actually a Targaryen descendant as well.
Daenerys finished Season 6 guiding a large navy – plus a trio of dragons – toward Westeros and is seemingly now set to engage with Cersei’s forces at some point in the season ahead.
Rising on the Iron Throne odds is then Petyr Baelish at +700. Baelish finished Season 6 at Winterfell in support of Jon Snow and Sansa Stark, but has a history of scheming and uneasy alliances. Baelish has command of the Knights of the Vale and openly seeks the Iron Throne.
Tyrion Lannister, Cersei’s brother, is then at +1200 on the Iron Throne odds, although he is siding with Daenerys and not his family as Season 7 opens. Jaime Lannister, brother to Cersei and Tyrion, is at +2500 on the betting lines, sandwiched between the remaining Stark children – Bran is at +2000 odds, with Arya listed at +3300, and Sansa a step back at +4000.
And rounding out the top of the list is Gendry at +2000, a largely forgotten character that actually has a strong claim to the Iron Throne – he’s the bastard child of former king Robert Baratheon. Gendry has been missing for the past three seasons but is expected to return.
Theon Greyjoy and Davos Seaworth are both at +5000 on the betting lines for Season 7, with The Night King joining Varys, Euron Greyjoy, Samwell Tarly, and Jorah Mormont at +6600. Fans of Brienne of Tarth will find her back with the longshots at Iron Throne odds of +25000.