Eurovision fans spend countless hours analysing the odds ahead of the contest in May. Just how accurate the bookmakers will be with their predictions is anyone’s guess. However, the betting landscape is constantly shifting and with the latest changes, Iceland have surged into fourth place.
When we last looked at the odds, Iceland had moved into the Top 5 by overtaking a number of acts, closing the gap on those ahead of them. That rise has continued, with Iceland moving into fourth with bookmakers.
Iceland’s rise comes at the expense of Nordic neighbours Sweden, who were previously in the Top 3, before being overtaken by Switzerland. It seems bookmakers think it really is too late for love after all, as Italy have also overtaken Sweden, pushing them out of the Top 5 entirely.
It must be noted that the gap between third and sixth is minuscule, with Sweden still level with Switzerland at some agencies. The sands are constantly shifting and the race is still wide open.
The rest of the landscape inside the Top 10 remains unchanged since our last look at the odds. Netherlands and Russia remain the Top 2 with bookies, with Cyprus, Greece, Malta and Norway rounding out the Top 10.
Interestingly, Switzerland has surpassed Russia at a handful of betting agencies for second place. For instance, Sportingbet are offering odds of 6/1 while Switzerland has crept into 11/2. It will be interesting to see whether Switzerland’s stock will continue to rise in the coming weeks.
What do you think of the betting odds? Do you think Iceland will continue to rise? How much are you reading into the odds this year? Let us know in the comments below.