It’s one of the biggest selections of the Eurovision season. And Saturday night’s Melodifestivalen 2020 premiere was not short on spectacle… and shock!
Melodifestivalen 2020 Odds: Hanna Ferm favourite to win
The “Brave” songstress is currently trading on Unibet at odds of 4.00. That’s a significant narrowing on her initial odds of 7.00.
We won’t hear Hanna’s song for another three weeks, but there are several other reasons why punters may be backing her. She finished third in the 2019 competition while her songwriting team is made up of heavy-hitters such as Jimmy Jansson and Laurell Barker. Furthermore, she’s performing last in semi-final four – a slot that’s often considered to be reserved for potential winners.
Melodifestivalen 2020: Other favourites
Hanna may have the shortest odds, but there are several acts jostling for the top spot.
The Mamas have rocketed from tenth in our last update to second place. “Move” proved to be a joyous season opener and has been well-received across the board. The trio are currently trading at odds of 8.5.
Two acts are in joint third — Robin Bengtsson and Paul Rey can both be backed at 9.0. Robin impressed in semi one, securing his place in the final. Nonetheless, the odds of “Take A Chance” winning Mello 2020 remain static.
On the other hand, Rey has climbed from ninth. Like Hanna, we’ve yet to hear his song, but oddsmakers are clearly expecting big things from the Melfest debutant.
The top five is rounded out by Estonia’s 2019 representative Victor Crone. As with the majority of the field, the “Storm” crooner’s entry has yet to be released. But his odds are already beginning to drift from 7.5 to 10.0.
FELIX SANDMAN can be found at nine — behind Mariette, Mohombi and Anna Bergendahl. His odds have tumbled from 4.5 to 18.0. Bookmakers are definitely losing confidence in a “Boys With Emotions” victory.
Dotter completes the top ten.
It’s important to note that we obviously haven’t heard most of the songs yet, and these odds are driven partly by hype.
That said, bookies and oddsmakers do keep their ears-to-the-ground and often have insight from songwriters and officials close to (and even inside) SVT. Sometimes their crystal balls are based on facts that the rest of us simply don’t know about. The only problem is it’s hard to know when they’re on it and when they’re not…
Melodifestivalen 2020 Bookmakers’ Odds – 2 February Update
- Hanna Ferm 4.0
- The Mamas 8.5
- Paul Rey 9.0
- Robin Bengtsson 9.0
- Victor Crone 10.0
- Mariette 14.0
- Mohombi 14.0
- Anna Bergendahl 16.0
- Felix Sandman 18.0
- Dotter 21.0
- Klara Hammarström 21.0
- Mendez ft. Alvaro Estrel 21.0
- Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron 24.0
- Frida Öhrn 26.0
- Albin Johnsén 36.0
- Anis don Demina 36.0
- William Strid 36.0
- Faith Kakembo 41.0
- Jakob Karlberg 41.0
- Malou Prytz 51.0
- Linda Bengtzing 76.0
- Nanne Grönvall 76.0
- Amanda Aasa 101.0
- Drängarna 101.0
Odds correct as of 21:00 CET 2 February 2020, via Unibet
What do you think of the odds? Who is underrated? Let us know in the comments.