It briefly soared to the top of the odds in the aftermath of its national selection. But in the days since Barbara Pravi’s victory, the bookies have started to go cold on France. As the French drift, Lithuania regains its position as the bookmakers’ favourite to win Eurovision 2021.
Eurovision 2021 Odds: Lithuania favourite to win — 1 February
After slipping to third in the onslaught of Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez!, Lithuania is back on top. It won’t select its entry until Saturday. However, markets are jumping on The Roop bandwagon. “Discoteque” is breaking all sorts of domestic records in the Baltic nation, from becoming the biggest song ever on Spotify to the fastest video to hit one million views on YouTube. Oddschecker is now listing odds as low as 3.0 for Lithuania to win in May.
Other Eurovision 2021 betting favourites
France was very much the flavour of the moment over the weekend. Immediately after Barbara Prava’s resounding victory with “Voila”, the country surged to the upper end of the odds. And at one point it was even top of the pack. Now, however, it’s slipped to fourth on the overall Oddschecker charts. However, it’s second with some outlets with odds as low as 6.0.
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Iceland sits tight at second. Daði and Gagnamagnið won’t release their song for some weeks yet, but they’re still living off the success of “Think About Things” – one of the biggest commercial success from 2020. Bulgaria and Sweden take the third and fourth spots. The former has confirmed that Victoria’s song will feature on her new EP while Sweden’s Melodifestivalen will start on Saturday.
The top ten is completed by Russia, Italy, Norway, Romania and Finland.
Eurovision 2021 Betting Odds — 1 February
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Odds correct as of 16:00 CET 1 February.
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