It’s a country that rarely troubles the top end of the Eurovision scoreboard. But in the days following The Roop’s Pabandom iš naujo! victory, Lithuania has skyrocketed up the bookies’ rankings.
In our last odds update, the Baltic nation didn’t even feature inside the top 20. Now, Oddschecker’s odds comparison table has the country at second. Only perennial favourite Italy is attracting higher ratings.
Eurovision 2020 Odds: Lithuania second favourite to win — 18 February
Lithuania is riding a wave of hype that surpasses even that which surrounded Donny Montell in 2016. Then he achieved one of the country’s best-ever results. Could The Roop beat that? The group attracted a gigantic televote in the national final, and have occupied the number one slot on Spotify ever since.
The market is responding positively, and odds of 8.0 are available across the board.
Italy’s status as favourite stays steady. Its odds remain virtually unchanged at 6.0 in most outlets. Like The Roop, Diodato is enjoying immense levels of local success. He’s number one in a singles chart dominated by Sanremo acts.
Other Eurovision 2020 betting favourites
Despite an ever deafening silence, Russia remains third in the odds. It can be backed from 8.0.
Sweden falls two places to four. A series of lacklustre Melodifestivalen semis has seen the song contest powerhouse drift ever so slightly. It’s also available at odds of 8.0
The top five is rounded out by Norway. The Nordic nation selected Ulrikke’s “Attention” over the weekend. It’s trading at 10.0.
The top ten is completed by Malta, former favourites Australia, Bulgaria, Iceland and Denmark.
Eurovision 2020 Betting Odds — 18 February
- Italy — 6.0
- Lithuania — 8.0
- Russia — 8.0
- Sweden — 8.0
- Norway — 10.0
- Malta — 10.0
- Australia — 8.0
- Bulgaria — 12.0
- Iceland — 16.0
- Denmark — 11.0
Odds correct as of 20:00 CET 18 February.
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