Eurovision is a marathon, not a sprint. And as we enter the home strait of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, Germany has hit its stride.
Michael Schulte has been at the back of the pack, but he’s now entered the top 10. Following the semi-finals, Germany is now sixth favourite to win the contest. His odds have been halved at many bookmakers. Bet 365 has slashed his chances of winning from 50/1 to 16/1.
Another act on the move is Ireland. After five years in the wilderness, we can hear the Celtic Tiger roar again. Ryan O’Shaughnessy is now ninth favourite in the Eurovision 2018 odds. MarathonBet has moved him from 70/1 to 14/1.
Lithuania is also on the up, in fourth, with odds as low as 9/1 at 188Bet.
Today’s odds aren’t good news for Norway. Alexander Rybak had closed to second a few days ago, but Norway are now falling fast. Odds are as high as 25/1 at several bookmakers and Norway is now only seventh favourite in the odds.
Israel on the other hand has rallied. Netta has an advantageous draw in the final and her new odds reflect that. William Hill had her at 6/1 midweek. Now they’ve move her to 7/2. She’s also back in the blue across the board, meaning her odds are shortening.
Eleni Foureira from Cyprus is out in front and continues to lead. How low her odds can go is anyone’s guess as we head into the Grand Final.
A major casualty of the running order appears to be Alfred & Amaia from Spain. Handed the death slot by producers their odds are in freefall. They’ve gone from odds as low as 28/1 to odds as high as 125/1. Red across the board at bookmakers, those odds could widen further.
The United Kingdom and Serbia look like last place contenders. SuRie’s is 450/1 at at MarathonBet, while Sanja Ilic & Balkanika are 500/1 at SportingBet.
We can expect odds to shift further as commentators react to tonight’s jury final.
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