In just under a week’s time, the first rehearsals of Eurovision 2018 will have got underway. We’re now at the close of the preview party season and we’ve seen nearly every single act perform live. The bookmakers have their best info to hand, so who’s looking good in the odds now?
The top three remain the same as our last update, with Israel’s Netta remaining the market favourite with “Toy”. Best odds on a fourth Israeli victory are now 19/10 at Marathon Bet.
Bulgaria’s Equinox are still second, with Czech Republic’s Mikolas Josef in third. Equinox have fallen back slightly from Netta after their surge last week. Their best odds are 7/1 at a number of sites, whilst Mikolas is 8/1 at Coral and Unibet.
There are a number of sites though that have the two acts at the same odds. It’s looking like a close fight for that second spot!
The big mover in the top five is Australia’s Jessica Mauboy. As she continues to get good reviews from her preview party performances of “We Got Love”, her odds continue to shorten. On the 14th, Bet365 had Jess at 10/1: now, she’s at 8/1.
You can still get 10/1 on an Australian victory at Unibet and 888 — so get hopping over to them if you think Jess has got what it takes for victory.
Estonia’s Elina Nechayeva moves down to 5th as her odds continue to drift, with uncertainty still around her staging. Sweden’s Benjamin Ingrosso, meanwhile, has dropped from 6th to 8th, albeit only due to Bet Stars placing him as far out as 25/1.
The current movers, however, are France’s Madame Monsieur. Their odds have shortened considerably with some bookies: on the 14th April, bet365 had them as high as 22/1. Now, the same company has them at 12/1.
Best odds on a French win are still 25/1 (again with Bet Stars), but they could very well soon be challenging Norway and Estonia ahead. The recent move is likely related to the recent story that Mercy — the child who inspired their song — has been located safe and well.
The top 10 remains rounded out by Belgium’s Sennek and Greece’s Yianna Terzi, with Spain’s Alfred and Amaia right behind.
Eurovision 2018 Odds (as of 1620 CET, 22nd April)
With rehearsals just days away, the market could change drastically — and quickly. Keep checking back for more odds posts throughout the next few weeks as the contest gets underway!