It’s the eve of the busiest Saturday of the 2020 national final season. And after weeks of stagnation, the betting odds are finally starting to shift. Just hours out from Eurovision — Australia Decides 2020, the land down under has stormed to the top of the bookmakers’ rankings.
Eurovision 2020 Odds: Australia favourite to win — 7 February
In the past few hours, Oddschecker’s odds comparison table has shown a swell in support for Australia. Trading at 16.0 only two weeks ago, the Aussies’ odds have now been slashed to 8.0.
And why the sudden surge? It would seem that bookies and punters alike see a potential Eurovision winner amongst Australia’s national selection acts. Oddschecker’s own editorial team are backing Vanessa Amorosi.
However, the prevailing wind seems to be behind Montaigne. She was the favourite all week, and many outlets are still pushing her to win. BWIN is offering odds as low as 2.75, compared to 5.0 for Vanessa.
Other Eurovision 2020 betting favourites
Italy Sanremo 2020 odds
Previous favourite Italy has fallen to second place. Its odds are drifting ever so slightly, from 8.0 down to 10.0.
Nonetheless, bookies still see the Italians as a good bet. Elodie remains favourite to win this weekend’s Sanremo 2020 final, a position which she’s held on to all week. She’s trading in and around 4.0. Other contenders, according to the bookmakers, are Francesco Gabbani and Diodato.
And the rest
Russia remains static with odds remaining at 10.0 in most outlets. However, other odds comparison sites have it at first. So far, nothing is known about its artist for Rotterdam.
Sweden is starting to drift, falling to 12.0. This may be in response to FELIX SANDMAN’s failure to progress direct to the Melodifestivalen 2020 final. He had been a hot favourite early on but has since fallen well down the table. The new favourite is Hanna Ferm.
The top five is completed by host country the Netherlands. It can be backed for 16.0. To date, we only know that Jeangu Macrooy will represent the home team. His song has yet to be released.
Thus far, none of the high-ranking countries have actually finalised their entries. Those that have selected an act and song have yet to make any real impact. The best performing is Spain. Blas Cantó can be backed at 20.0.
Eurovision 2020 Betting Odds — 7 February
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