It briefly soared to the top of the odds on the eve of its national selection. But in the days since, the bookies have started to go cold on Australia. As the land down under drifts, Italy regains its position as the bookmakers’ favourite to win Eurovision 2020.
And that’s not the only change. Several more bookmakers, including Paddy Power and Betfair, have opened their Eurovision markets in recent days. This means that we’re starting to get a more coherent view of the odds.
Instead of random outliers like the UK and Ireland hovering near the upper-end, we now have Malta, Norway, Czech Republic and others soaring up the table.
Eurovision 2020 Odds: Italy favourite to win — 10 February
After briefly slipping to second in the onslaught of Eurovision — Australia Decides 2020 hype, Italy is back on top.
It too selected its representative at the weekend with Diodatao being crowned the winner of Sanremo 2020 in the early hours of Sunday. Oddschecker is now listing odds as low as 6.0 for “Fai rumore” to win in Rotterdam.
Other Eurovision 2020 betting favourites
Also on the rise is Sweden. Its odds appeared to take a knock when the early Melodifestivalen 2020 favourite FELIX SANDMAN failed to qualify directly for the final. But after a series of barnstorming female-led performances, the Scandi-nation is narrowing its odds once more.
Its numbers have tightened from 12.0 to 8.0, as Anna Bergendahl, Hanna Ferm, Dotter and The Mamas rank among those tipped to win.
Next is Russia. Despite revealing almost nothing about its 2020 plans, bookies seem be certain of another strong performance. It can be backed at 8.0.
As mentioned, Australia has fallen to fourth. Despite slipping slightly, favourable odds can still be found for a Montaigne victory, with some outlets offering 8.0.
Norway is a new entry in the top five. It will select its champion on Saturday. On Monday, it published the Melodi Grand Prix 2020 running order. And it wouldn’t take a betting expert to suggest that it might be a good idea to back a Ulrikke victory. “Attention” occupies a pimp slot in the line-up.
The top ten is completed by Denmark, Malta, Iceland, Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Eurovision 2020 Betting Odds — 10 February
Odds correct as of 23:30 CET 10 February.
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