We’re following the Northern Star all the way to Iceland as we take a look at the Eurovision odds. Latex-clad BDSM-techno band Hatari have cracked into the Top 5 amongst bookmakers to win Eurovision 2019 in May.
In the early hours of March 27, Iceland’s odds have dropped as low as 12/1 with some agencies. They have overtaken Italy and Cyprus since we last checked the odds and are closing in on fourth favourites Sweden, who have drifted out as far as 9/1 with some bookies.
Iceland’s sudden surge up the odds may be indicative of an article by the BBC featuring Hatari. With many bookmakers based in the UK, the feature may be one reason for Hatari’s rise. “Hatrið mun singra” is viewed as a dark horse to take the crown and the additional publicity may be pushing them further north.
Things are shifting ahead of Iceland as well. In our last look at the odds, Switzerland had just leapfrogged Sweden into third. Luca’s odds have continued to improve in the days since, with some agencies now offering as little as 5/1 for the “She Got Me” singer. When the odds go low, they go so low!
In fact, some agencies are offering 5/1 for Russia. Sergey Lazarev hasn’t seen a significant shift in the odds for “Scream” but Luca has closed the gap nonetheless.
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On the other hand, bookmakers seem to have stopped hitting replay on “Replay“. Cyprus has dropped behind both Iceland and Greece in the betting odds and is now ranked eighth with bookmakers.
Malta and Norway currently round out the Top 10. This also means that six of the Top 10 with the bookies will be performing in the second semi-final in Tel Aviv, compared to just three from the first semi-final.
What do you think of the latest changes in the betting odds? Will Hatari’s star continue to rise? Let us know in the comments below.