We have less than 72 hours to go before the first rehearsals take place inside the Wiener Stadthalle, so it’s time to check in on the Eurovision betting odds, as compiled by Oddschecker on 8 May.
Australia closes in on second, Sweden still leads
Australia’s Guy Sebastian continues his meteoric rise in the odds and shows no signs of stopping. In our previous update on 21 April, Guy had climbed to third place and, though he remains there, his odds have continued to shorten. He now sits just behind Italy’s Il Volo. Some bookmakers are even offering odds as low as 3-1 on both Il Volo and Guy, though you can still get a 9-2 on an Australia debut victory.
Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw remains the favourite, and whilst his odds have drifted slightly, they remain as low as 6-4 with some bookmakers. Will going in as favourite help or hinder “Heroes” – we’ll find out soon enough!
Slovenia continue to drift
It’s not looking so good for Slovenia’s Maraaya. The “Here For You” duo, having been fifth favourites, are now as low as 9th place. Some bookmakers have widened their odds to 33-1, though there’s some disparity, with odds available as low as 14-1, which they were two weeks ago. Still, the lack of confidence in the betting market does not look good for them.
Estonia and Finland remain in fourth and fifth, whilst Norway’s Morland & Debrah Scarlett have jumped in to sixth place. Perhaps bookies were inspired by their wonderful closing performance in London? Even so, everyone’s odds outside of the top three have drifted and it seems the market does not believe we will have a winner outside of Sweden, Italy or Australia. Could the rehearsals change all that?