Bookies: Azerbaijan Edges Israel to Become Eurovision Favorite

Safura, Azerbaijan, Eurovision

All 39 countries have now revealed their participant for Eurovision 2010. The first set of odds released since that milestone reveal that Azerbaijan’s pop princess Safura is the early favorite to win in Oslo. U.K.-based bookies Bet365 have the Drip Drop singer at 5/2 to win, followed by Israel’s Harel Skaat at 5, Norway’s Didrik Solli-Tangen at 9, Germany’s Lena Meyer-Landrut and Armenia’s Eva Rivas at 12. An earlier set of odds, released by bookies William Hill, had ranked Israel just ahead of Azerbaijan. Denmark, ranked third in that previous set of odds, falls to 7th in the aggregate table below.

Odds accurate as of March 21. Wiwi will update these odds every few days. Bookies, from left to right, are: bet365, Boylesports, bwin.com, William Hill, betfair and WBX.

Azerbaijan

5/2

7/2

7/2

3

171/50

33/10

Israel

5

11/2

4

9/2

51/10

49/10

Norway

9

12

8

9

119/10

51/5

Germany

12

14

12

12

62/5

121/10

Armenia

12

12

14

12

143/10

141/10

Croatia

10

14

14

9

143/10

131/10

Denmark

11

16

8

10

147/10

141/10

Greece

14

16

22

16

19

35/2

Sweden

18

20

25

16

26

25

Belgium

16

20

25

22

27

27

Turkey

16

40

16

25

37

34

Ireland

25

40

40

40

51

48

Ukraine

25

25

40

20

104

96

Slovakia

33

50

40

40

37

34

Belarus

50

33

40

40

47

42

Spain

40

50

28

40

51

40

France

40

66

50

50

47

42

Iceland

40

66

66

40

66

57

Cyprus

66

66

50

66

80

77

Romania

40

40

66

50

94

91

Moldova

40

66

50

50

132

115

Georgia

50

80

80

80

47

42

Albania

40

80

20

40

94

91

Lithuania

80

80

50

80

104

96

Malta

80

80

80

80

142

115

Serbia

66

80

50

66

142

135

Russia

66

100

50

66

132

125

Estonia

100

100

80

100

161

96

Latvia

100

100

100

100

199

174

Bosnia and Herzegovina

80

125

80

80

142

115

United Kingdom

66

80

125

50

142

106

Switzerland

125

125

80

100

161

154

Finland

125

125

100

100

189

183

Bulgaria

125

125

100

100

246

212

Portugal

125

150

150

125

265

232

Netherlands

200

200

80

150

379

358

FYR Macedonia

250

250

200

200

199

183

Slovenia

250

250

100

200

398

358

Poland

250

250

150

200

474

436