Guy Sebastian‘s impressive performance at Eurovision In Concert has had an impact on the Eurovision betting odds, with Australia now the third favourite to win, nudging Estonia into fourth place. Let’s take a look at the latest Eurovision odds, as compiled by Oddschecker on 21 April 2015.
Australia joins Sweden and Italy at the top
The last time we checked in on 17 March, Australia was sitting as the fourth favourite with odds of 10/1. But after Guy Sebastian’s performance of “Tonight Again” in Amsterdam, Australia’s odds have shortened, with some bookies offering 7/1. Meanwhile Estonia’s Elina Born and Stig Rästa have been keeping a low profile in the pre-Eurovision season. They’ve seen their odds drift from 4/1 to 10/1 at some betting shops.
And it’s an all-male top three with Sweden and Italy comfortably remaining at the top. Måns Zelmerlöw’s “Heroes” is still the hot favourite, with some bookies offering odds as low as 5/4. Il Volo and their “Grande Amore” are a close second with odds from 3/1.
Slovenia and Switzerland drift, Iceland shortens
Another favourite, Slovenia, has seen their odds drift somewhat. Duo Maraaya previously had odds as low as 10/1, but they’re now sitting around 14/1. That has seen them slide from fifth favourite to sixth favourite. Finland’s Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät now sit in fifth place, but their odds have drifted to as much as 23/1, previously having been around 4/10.
Switzerland has significantly drifted. A month ago they were at 50/1, but now Melanie Rene’s “Time to Shine” is at around 101/1, putting Switzerland amongst the bottom ten ranked songs. But things are looking better for Iceland. Maria Olafs’s song “Unbroken” has seen the odds go from 66/1 a month ago to as low as 34/1 today.
EUROVISION 2015 BETTING ODDS: ODDSCHECKER
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