We have heard almost all 41 entries of Eurovision 202. And the bookies’ odds continue to change. And, after taking a break last year, Bulgaria has soared up the rankings to become the new favourite to win Eurovision 2020.
Iceland has dropped one to second and Lithuania, the early favourite is now third. None of the top three have won Eurovision before.
Eurovision 2020 Odds: Bulgaria favourite to win – 10 March
Bulgaria joined Eurovision in 2005. But it has only qualified for the final on four occasions. However, the country’s fortunes have changed since 2016. It withdrew in 2019 due to financial reasons. However, now its seemingly back with a bang and in it to win it.
Victoria currently sits at the top of the bookies’ tree with odds of 5/1. We have known of Victoria’s participation since November last year but her song “Tears Getting Sober” was only released on Saturday. It is already making serious waves. Perhaps Victoria will be crying happy tears come May.
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Lithuania is clinging on to a podium finish. Currently with odds of 6/1, The Roop is not out of the race and could bring Lithuania’s first win back home to Vilnius. “On Fire” is currently second.
Daði & Gagnamagnið and “Think About Things” have become a bit of a sensation since their reveal as Iceland’s 2020 representatives. The quirky band with the iconic sweatshirts and killer moves have stolen the hearts of everyone including a few famous names like the Gladiator himself – Russell Crowe. At odds of 6/1 it seems like this could be Iceland’s best finish yet.
Switzerland’s entry was revealed last week, and it seems the bookies like what they hear. With odds of 8/1, Gjon’s Tears’ song “Répondez-moi” could be the first non-English song to win since Salvador Sobral in 2017.
Russia is yet to reveal its song. But it seems its status as a Eurovision powerhouse along with Little Big’s reputation is keeping it in the top five. With odds currently at 9/1, it seems that the bookies expect a big song to come from the east.
Just outside the top five is Romania. It’s still in the mix with odds of 11/1. Next is Italy at 14/1.
In most years, Sweden usually flirts with the top five, but not this time. The bookies appear somewhat unimpressed with The Mamas. They currently have odds of 33/1. From being one of the early contenders, Australia has fallen dramatically. You can now get odds of 66/1 from some betting companies.
Of course, it is only March so it is still very early days. The pre-parties are coming up soon, so expect the odds to change.
Eurovision 2020: Betting Odds – 10th March
- Bulgaria 5/1
- Lithuania 6/1
- Iceland 13/2
- Switzerland 8/1
- Russia 9/1
- Romania 11/1
- Italy 14/1
- Azerbaijan 16/1
- Malta 18/1
- Germany 25/1
Odds correct as of 20:30 CET on 10 March 2020. Embedded Instagram odds correct as of 11:00 CET.
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