As William and I prepare for our flight to Copenhagen-Malmö, we couldn’t help channeling our inner gambler and taking a stop at our second favourite site (after wiwibloggs) oddschecker.com
The rankings remain the same as before, but Denmark is really pulling ahead, with odds narrowing to as low as 6/4 and as high as 9/4. “Gravity” has also worked its magic on Zlata and pulled Ukraine’s odds down below Mother Russia, with odds narrowing to as low as 11/5 and as high as 7/2. Russia’s cheese-fest has distanced slightly, but remains tightly behind Ukraine, and rocker-turned-melancholic-ballad-singer Anouk rounds out the Top 4 with odds that are distancing as high as 12/1. (Have y’all watched her sex commercial yet?)
Now, I’m not a professional statistician, but it’s slightly odd that Denmark’s odds to win Semi-Final 1 are actually higher than her odds to win the whole thing. Surely the professional bookmakers have made a mistake, because a whole lot of money can be made on that fact!
What do you all think? Are the odds realistic? Or are the bookies smoking crack?