It’s the biggest shock of the Eurovision season so far. International superstar rapper Flo Rida is collaborating with Freaky Queen Senhit on her song for Rotterdam. Together, the pair will sing “Adrenalina” for San Marino at Eurovision 2021. And since this announcement, the betting markets have spun into a frenzy.
A staggering 41% of all bets made since the Flo Rida announcement are on San Marino to take home the Eurovision 2021 trophy.
Eurovision 2021 odds: 41% of bets on San Marino to win Eurovision
Flo Rida collaborating with San Marino for Eurovision seems very 2020 — i.e. very unexpected — but the wild on-goings of the previous year appear to have spilled into 2021. Despite not being the most well-known country in Europe, San Marino have potentially secured one of the greatest coups in not only the history of Eurovision, but quite possible the history of anything.
Last week, San Marino were at a whopping 299/1 to win Eurovision. However, within a matter of minutes following the Flo Rida announcement, those odds were slashed to as short as 14/1.
This meant San Marino’s chances of winning Eurovision grew from 0.3% to 6.7%. One British bookmaker lists Senhit and Flo Rida sixth favourites to win Eurovision now.
As expected, Flo Rida featuring at Eurovision caused quite the stir, and also led many people to rush to the Eurovision betting market. Eurovision is one of the biggest betting events each year, with millions of people around the world looking to cash in on the song contest. Since San Marino announced they would be working with Flo Rida, a massive 41% of bets in the market have been on the micro-nation winning Eurovision 2021.
Italy is the second most wagered country in the Eurovision betting market, accounting for 7% of bets since San Marino’s shock announcement.
“If Flo Rida was to confirm he would be taking the trip over to appear at Eurovision 2021, then the 28/1 still knocking about for a San Marino win would be good value”, OddChecker’s Head of Marketing Sam Eaton says. However, our pick at the minute remains Ukraine at a whopping 74/1.”
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Eurovision 2021 odds
The OddsChecker odds are presented using the fractional system. So for example, betting £1 on Italy to win with odds of 10/1 would win the betmaker £10, for a total profit of £9. This list shows the current odds for the top 14 countries most likely to win Eurovision 2021, with the country’s chance of victory in parentheses.
- Iceland – 13/2 (13.3%)
- France – 42/5 (10.6%)
- Italy – 10/1 (9.1%)
- Bulgaria – 12/1 (7.7%)
- Lithuania – 13/1 (7.1%)
- Sweden – 27/2 (6.9%)
- Switzerland – 18/1 (5.3%)
- Cyprus – 20/1 (4.8%)
- Malta – 20/1 (4.8%)
- Finland – 27/1 (3.6%)
- San Marino – 28/1 (3.4%)
- United Kingdom – 80/1 (1.2%)
- Australia – 159/1 (0.6%)
- Ireland – 159/1 (0.6%)
Odds correct as of 13:00 GMT on Tuesday 9 March 2021
The top five most wagered since San Marino’s Flo Rida announcement are San Marino, Italy, Iceland, Portugal and Serbia.
What do you make of this? Could Senhit and Flo Rida snatch the crown? Will we be headed to Eurovision 2022 in San Marino? Let us know in the comments below.