The bookies in Sweden do not hang about. Almost immediately after SVT presented the 28 acts competing in Melodifestivalen 2016, UNIBET revealed its first set of odds to win the whole contest. Contrasting last year’s man-on-man race between Måns Zelmerlöw and Jon Henrik Fjällgren, it’s the ladies who look set to slay in 2016.
Melodifestivalen 2016 odds
UNIBET believes that Molly Sandén will represent Sweden in Stockholm with (the unfortunately named) “Youniverse”. Her initial odds stand at 3/1. Not far behind is Ace Wilder with odds of 7/2 with her number “Don’t Worry”. Tied in third place are Idol winner Lisa Ajax and Melfest 2015 star Isa.
It doesn’t look as good for newcomers SaRaHa, Wiktoria and Mimi Werner. At the moment they sit at the bottom of the odds table.
Melodifestivalen 2016: Semi-final odds
It also looks like Melodifestivalen veterans will advance direkt till final from the semifinals. Ace Wilder is a big favourite to win the first semifinal, followed by fellow Mello alums Samir & Viktor.
Isa and Molly Pettersson Hammar lead the odds for the second semifinal.
The bookies believe that Molly Sanden will win the third semifinal by a landslide and will qualify to the finals with Panetoz.
Lisa Ajax and Swingfly feat. Helena Gutarra are the favourites to win the fourth semifinal.
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