The semi-final allocation draw for Eurovision 2015 only took place yesterday, and so far only a handful of countries have chosen their songs. But that’s not stopping betting experts from publishing their odds for who will win Eurovision 2015.
UK-based betting agency Betfred has Estonia down as as the pre-contest favourite. We can understand why. “Goodbye To Yesterday” from Elina Born & Stig Rästa has emerged as a fan favourite (and a favourite of Team Wiwi) to win this year’s Eesti Laul national final. They’ve also stormed into the lead in our ongoing poll.
Sidenote: Estonia will once again perform in the first half of the First Semi-Final, the same segment where Tanja crashed out last year. Thankfully we’re not superstitious!
Early favourites: Elina Born & Stig Rästa
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Just behind Estonia is Finland, where state broadcaster YLE has really upped its game with UMK this year. Perhaps the bookies agree with the current standings of our poll, which has The Voice of Finland winner Siru fighting it out with Satin Circus. Again: Our panel of musical un-professionals absolutely loves both of these songs.
The other countries favoured by the bookes are rather predicitable. Sweden, a perrennial Eurovision powerhouse, is unsurprisingly listed at third…despite the fact that none of the 28 participants of this year’s Melodifestivalen have been revealed.
You can see the rest of the odds below, courtesy of Oddschecker.
Eurovision 2015 Winner | Betfred Odds (26 January)
Czech Republic 25
The Netherlands 33
United Kingdom 40
San Marin0 66
F.Y.R. Macedonia 80