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

via Oddschecker

 

Eurovision odds 2020 Feburary 7
Odds correct as of 20:00 CET 7 February 2020.

 

Do you agree with the odds? Are the betting community getting a bit too excited a bit too soon? Let us know in the comments.

Pictures via SBS

Follow all of our Eurovision 2020 odds here.

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Doris
Doris
4 months ago

Russia was on top last year at this time without knowing the song and Austtralia now with knowing it’s a generic song with a singer who can’t sing live is even more laughable.

Alexander
Alexander
4 months ago

Dami Im just announced she’s going to run in the national final in 2021 😀

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Alexander

Wowee! We’re looking at a comeback!

First row at ESC & JESC
First row at ESC & JESC
4 months ago
Reply to  Alexander

the queen comes back to ESC – that is the best news today

Jo.
Jo.
4 months ago

San Marino has a better shot at this point…

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
4 months ago

I’m sorry to write so many negative comments this season so far but I’m not feeling it from Australia either this year…
Perhaps it’s because I haven’t heard any of them fully, but I wasn’t that impressed by the recaps I’ve seen so far
Hopefully, things will change 🙂

Knm
Knm
4 months ago

What i don’t understand is that casey,mitch and jack are above jaguar in the australia decide odds like how they really think those 3 have more chance of winning??

Apple
Apple
4 months ago
Reply to  Knm

Cuz bookies find out jury votes ahead of time and already know she was unfairly pushed to the bottom, probably

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago

Guys, I’ve explained this before. Countries with big national finals coming up have an increase in bets placed just before these finals take place. Odds react to the amount of bets being placed in order to minimise losses. Australia was ALWAYS going to move up this weekend. It doesn’t mean Australia is going to win Eurovision or anything.

Celina
Celina
4 months ago

All 3 already selected songs are better than any of these Australians.

Darren
Darren
4 months ago

Surprised with Ireland in 9th

Darren
Darren
4 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Why down vote me? I am genuinely surprised.

esc1234
esc1234
4 months ago

Thats so funny? Who is going to win? The girl with the distracting staging? Phhhleasee

Johan
Johan
4 months ago

Australia in the top is a joke to me. I feel none of these is worth the number 1 spot. sorry.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
4 months ago

Australia would probably qualify and maybe make top 10 this year but I can’t see them winning.

Marseille
Marseille
4 months ago

People betting on Australia this early must be really patriotic aussies or people who have neither listened to the songs from You Decide nor the ones from San Remo, because the difference in quality… yikes.

Gil Dadia
Gil Dadia
4 months ago

Israel should be higher, just because of the selected artist,
I cant imagine there will be a better singer in the contest.
When the song is released i believe she will be at the top.
Listen to this…https://youtu.be/Q3jYwWevbUo

Johan
Johan
4 months ago
Reply to  Gil Dadia

the problem is she can be the best singer in the world. But if she get a average song she will never be in the top. So we have to wait:)

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
4 months ago
Reply to  Gil Dadia

You didn’t even think she was the best singer in the Israeli final and now you’re talking her up as the best singer in the contest? You actually said she had no chance to win the Israeli final. Pretty funny.

Gil Dadia
Gil Dadia
4 months ago
Reply to  gilpgilp

She was my second best until the final but
In the final i understood that ella lee is too young and cant handle the stress.
If ella was at least 20 i would choose her…you will see that
She will be a very big star and her time for eurovision will come. Its the all package, not only the voice. One thing you cant take from eden and it is her voice. Better than ella currently. But…ella has things that eden doesnt have. A matter of taste. Im less into soul singers

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
4 months ago
Reply to  Gil Dadia

A matter of taste is one thing. But you told everyone that Eden had no chance. And now you are saying she’s the best in all of Eurovision. It’s pretty hilarious.

All of these problems with Ella Lee were obvious the whole time.

Gil Dadia
Gil Dadia
4 months ago
Reply to  gilpgilp

Ella was suppposed to win, she was the clear favorite. But in the live final eden was better and thats why she won. I also admit she was better and was disappointed ella couldnt handle the stress. The final changed everthing and i also voted for eden because i felt that ella was not ready. Her time will come

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
4 months ago

Soo if any of you guys had a gun against your head and had to place a bet right now, on which country would you put a small bet? I’d choose romania since they’re totally changing up their selection process this year teaming up with a proffesional record label and switzerland since they probably have extra motivation after tel aviv +Both are totally at the bottom so a low bet could mean high profit.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
4 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

San Marino. If Serhat and Valentina join forces, they’re gonna be unbeatable.

Nikki
Nikki
4 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Italy, they always manage to be in my personal Top 5, so, it’d be a secure bet for me.

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
4 months ago

The odds are a joke at this point. Come on Wiwibloggs slow news day?

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
4 months ago

Doubting it, top 10 is a realistic goal but not really any song that gives off winner vibes.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
4 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Also what’s really bad for my ocd is that for the last 3 years oddschecker hasn’t bothered to add a macedonian flag. Literally every country has a flag next to it’s name except for north macedonia.

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
4 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

It’s a Greek/oddschecker conspiracy

Stian F
Stian F
4 months ago

Wow surprised not seeing Norway up there now after the release of Ulrikkes song. So if there is to make any money at all then bet on Norway ? it’s by far one of the very very few songs that actually sounds and LOOKS like a Eurovision winner yet ?

Reverb
Reverb
4 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

Attention a Eurovision winner? Are you deaf or twelve?

Stian F
Stian F
4 months ago
Reply to  Reverb

What you mean deaf? There was nothing wrong with her voice or vocal ability!!! We haven’t heard or seen anyone being close to her capacity as of yet in any national final. And 12? Is “Attention” the style of music 12 year old listens to today? I wasn’t aware if so… Please keep on enlighten me with your superb intuition of this contest ?

Anita
Anita
4 months ago

Only one thing is sure. Germany will come last. I just needed to make this joke. Disappointed of my country – also since we are a big country – and not able to have every year something like Australia decides or Sanremo. We will see what the NDR is going to pronounce on the 10th of February. Let’s be optimistic.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
4 months ago
Reply to  Anita

Unser Lied fur Israel was a good show, but the chosen entry turned out to be a flop. This year NDR are taking matters into their own hands and trying a different approach. It worked for Switzerland last year, it may just as well work for Germany. I think we shouldn’t criticise the broadcaster for not sticking to something that didn’t work out.

Anita
Anita
4 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

It’s just a joke that an 80 million people country can’t have an exciting great national selection without so much interference of the NDR in creating the songs and choosing the song/artist mixture that are allowed to compete. Germany has musicians that are doing there stuff. The audience just don’t get the chance to see them compete for Eurovison in a show that gets people excited. And it’s the fault of the NDR. I get envious when I watch the national selections in Ukraine, Australia, Italy, Iceland..

Porsteinn
Porsteinn
4 months ago
Reply to  Anita

It’s because it is a 80 million country. The music industry has no need for such a tv show to support their best or most promising acts. 🙁

Tyuk
Tyuk
4 months ago

Seriously, I don’t think there is a single song that can come even close to winning in the Australian selection.

Mws
Mws
4 months ago

All them negative comment keyboard warriors who have been dissing Australia’s songs this year are all quietly and slowly backing out of the room right now… Like that Homer backing into the bushes gif

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

they ain’t winning with any of those songs or even coming close.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago

wow thanks

Joseph Mendy
Joseph Mendy
4 months ago

Too much talk about betting odds being involved in Eurovision. Why?

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago
Reply to  Joseph Mendy

ikr gambling is haram, leave it outta here

Paul
Paul
4 months ago

You sound like the guy who kicked off about smoking!

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul

@mr vanilla bean

Ioa Ioa
Ioa Ioa
4 months ago
Reply to  Joseph Mendy

2018 predicted Cyprus. Oops.

Heho
Heho
4 months ago

Oh c’mon oddschecker is a crap… Bulgaria is not even included in the odds ?!

Tom
Tom
4 months ago

Why Spain is so high lmao

KESC
KESC
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Cause we only have 3 songs till now 😀

JJ BB
JJ BB
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Because is the best song of the three ones

Paul
Paul
4 months ago

At this point all the odds seem to be based on guess work! Do we usually know more songs by now?!

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Having just watched the rehearsal clips I am inclined to believe the odds are based on the very professional production of the show hence high expectations for the Aussie entry in the ESC.

Chessguy99
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Not really guesswork. They use their own historical records on betting patterns to set odds that will both generate bets and limit their exposure to potential losses.

Paul
Paul
4 months ago
Reply to  Chessguy99

There’s still barely any songs for them to make an informed analysis was my point tho

Kris
Kris
4 months ago

Why this list is so different from Eurovision world

Darren
Darren
4 months ago
Reply to  Kris

Exactly I cannot understand this discrepancy!

Fatima
Fatima
4 months ago
Reply to  Kris

Bookmakers trying to make money by making Australian odds attractive when the winning song will be fresh in everyone’s mind.

Chessguy99
4 months ago
Reply to  Fatima

More likely new bets came in trying to lock in a better odds number before the selection show. Betting houses respond by shortening the odds to limit exposure.