Russia’s Sergey Lazarev might still be safe at the top of the Eurovision 2016 odds, but it’s all change behind him. France’s Amir has continued to gain traction since our last odds update on the 27th of March and is now the second favourite to win Eurovision 2016, according to oddschecker.com.
Amir’s odds have continued to shorten as confidence has grown in a potential French victory. 10/1 are the best odds currently available on France, with numerous bookmakers giving that price.
It’s worth nothing that Sweden are not far behind. Frans is indeed lower than Amir with some bookmakers. Best odds on a Swedish double come at 11/1 through Marathon Bet.
Whilst there’s still lots of interest behind them, Russia remain clear at the top. In our last update, Sergey’s best odds sat at 2/1, but they have shortened again across the board. He’s now the 17/10 favourite to win the contest and his strong performance in Moscow will only have helped to solidify this.
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The odds have started to move following the start of the pre-contest parties. After having been in the top three of the odds, Latvia have drifted consistently over the past few weeks. Justs’ performance in Riga, however, cut Latvia’s odds and he is now just outside the top five, with odds of 22/1 being the best available at multiple bookmakers.
Performances in Riga and Moscow have also helped Armenia and Spain, with their odds also shortening. Barei has gone from highest odds of 40/1 last week to 28/1 this week (via NetBet). That is certainly something to “Say Yay” about! The other acts involved over the weekend have not yet seen any real shifts: could this be a sign of confidence in these three acts live?
One country who won’t be too happy about their odds is Croatia. Despite Nina Kraljic’s full video for “Lighthouse” having been revealed, Croatia have now drifted as far out as 33/1 with Marathon Bet. This places her outside of the top ten – but it is worth nothing that those odds aren’t consistent. Some bookmakers still have Nina as low as 15/1, which could put her comfortably back inside the top ten. It’ll be interesting to see how this changes following Eurovision in Concert after her performance.
Do you think that France have a chance to catch Russia in the odds before the contest begins? Let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to check back for an odds update following Eurovision in Concert.